Dr. Joseph Merrill Harper (1787 - 1865)
Born at Limerick (ME); died at Canterbury (NH).
Medical doctor, state legislator, banker; for five months (Feb - June 1831), unelected governor of New Hampshire (see below).
Portrait by Lois Harper (Mrs. Kendall) Wyman, c.1946, after 1834 portrait by unknown artist.
Presented to the State, 1946.