Floyd Harding was born August, 26, 1923 in Albion, Maine into a family of 12 children: ten boys and two girls. His father was a rural mail carrier and his family lived and ran a small family farm. He was educated at Bessey High School in Albion and then Colby College in Waterville, Maine. He served in the US Army for three years, wherein he was taken prisoner. He later received his law degree at Boston University in 1949. He then moved to Presque Isle and has practiced law there ever since. He worked for the Maine Potato Growers as the assistant general counselor from ‘50-‘54, and established his own practice in ‘54. He served three terms on the Maine State Senate (his wife ran one of his campaigns). He is married and raised nine children.
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