The Sewall family of Bath, with a long tradition in Maine shipbuilding helped shape America’s expansionist Pacific vision at the turn of the century. Arthur Sewall, a vice-presidential candidate in 1896, articulated a policy of protectionism, territorial expansion in the Pacific, and free coinage of silver. Harold Sewall, consul general to Samoa and minister to Hawaii, was equally expansionist. Father and son, one a Democrat and the other a Republican, shared an understanding that events around the world had an immediate impact on hometown life in coastal Maine.
Burlin, Paul. "Maine Migrations: Arthur and Harold Sewall in the Pacific." Maine History 35, 1 (1995): 26-45. https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/mainehistoryjournal/vol35/iss1/4