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"Moody Currier was born in Boscawen, April 22, 1806. At an early age his parents removed to Bow where his early years were passed on a farm. He fitted for college at Hokinton Academy, and graduated at Dartmouth in 1834. He taught school in Concord, and, in company with Asa Fowler, edited the New Hampshire Literary Gazette. He was afterwards principal of the Hopkinton Academy, and in 1836 principal of the High School at Lowell, Mass. In 1841 he removed to Manchester, where he has since continued to reside. At Hopkinton and Lowell he studied Law and was admitted to the Bar, and became a law partner of Geo. W. Morrison until 1843, when he continued the practice of law independently until 1848. In that year the Amoskeag Bank was organized, and he became cashier. From then till the present time he as been connected with banking institutions, and besides has held many offices of trust and responsibility in the state. A volume of his poems was pubished by John B. Clarke in 1881." [Bella Chapin (ed.), The Poets of New Hampshire 115 (Claremont, New Hampshire: Charles H. Adams, Publisher, 1883)]
Currier was governor of New Hampshire from 1885 to 1887.
Moody Currier, Early Poems (Manchester, New Hampshire: Mirror Press, 1880)(Manchester, New Hampsire: Published by John B. Clarke, 1881) [online text]
____________, State Papers, Addresses and Poems of Ex-governor Moody Currier (Manchester, New Hampshire: Printed by the John B. Clarke Company, 1899)