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  William Tabor Abbott (b. 1868) — also known as William T. Abbott — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Evanston, Cook County, Ill. Born in Wells River, Newbury, Orange County, Vt., February 16, 1868. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1920; assistant director, U.S. Bureau of the Budget; assisted in creation of first federal budget. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Orrin S. Abbott and Ella J. (Tabor) Abbott; married, June 28, 1905, to Elsie Parsons Bourland.
  Alson Edward Abernethy (1900-1969) — also known as Alson E. Abernethy — of Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Bristol, Addison County, Vt., December 4, 1900. Investment banker; mayor of Pasadena, Calif., 1952-53. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Optimist Club. Died in November, 1969 (age 68 years, 0 days). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Milo E. Abernethy and Ella (Wing) Abernethy; married, April 18, 1925, to Charlotte Hanna (1901-1990).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Elnathan Benjamin Adams (b. 1881) — also known as Elnathan B. Adams — of Walworth County, S.Dak.; Hot Springs, Fall River County, S.Dak. Born in West Haven, Rutland County, Vt., May 21, 1881. Republican. Lawyer; South Dakota Republican state chair, 1908-10, 1914-16; Walworth County State's Attorney, 1910-12; Fall River County State's Attorney, 1916-20; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1932, 1936 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business). Christian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Elks; Modern Woodmen of America; Kiwanis; American Bar Association. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Benajah P. Adams and Emma S. (Benjamin) Adams; married, June 25, 1907, to Lillian Grace Hall.
  Llewelyn Sherman Adams (1899-1986) — also known as Sherman Adams; "The Abominable No Man"; "The Great Stone Face" — of Lincoln, Grafton County, N.H. Born in East Dover, Dover, Windham County, Vt., January 8, 1899. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I; lumberman; member of New Hampshire state house of representatives, 1941-44; Speaker of the New Hampshire State House of Representatives, 1943-44; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 1944, 1952 (speaker); U.S. Representative from New Hampshire 2nd District, 1945-47; delegate to New Hampshire state constitutional convention from Lincoln, 1948; Governor of New Hampshire, 1949-53; defeated, 1946; assistant to President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1953-58; forced to resign in 1958 following disclosure that he had accepted gifts from a Boston businessman seeking preferred treatment from federal agencies. Episcopalian. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Freemasons; Shriners; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Grange; Elks; Society of Colonial Wars; Foresters. Died in Hanover, Grafton County, N.H., October 27, 1986 (age 87 years, 292 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Lincoln, N.H.
  Relatives: Son of Clyde A. Adams and Winnie Marian (Sherman) Adams; married, July 28, 1923, to Rachael Leona White.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Henri Adams (1899-1989) — also known as William H. Adams — of Chelsea, Orange County, Vt. Born in Chelsea, Orange County, Vt., May 9, 1899. Republican. School principal; lawyer; member of Vermont Republican State Committee, 1926; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Chelsea, 1929; Vermont Republican state chair, 1931. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Sons of Union Veterans; Phi Kappa Delta. Died May 18, 1989 (age 90 years, 9 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin H. Adams and Cora J. (Ackerman) Adams; married, June 26, 1923, to Edna M. Deshner.
  John Clayton Allen (1860-1939) — also known as John C. Allen — of McCook, Red Willow County, Neb.; Monmouth, Warren County, Ill. Born in Hinesburg, Chittenden County, Vt., February 14, 1860. Republican. Merchant; banker; secretary of state of Nebraska, 1891-95; U.S. Representative from Illinois 14th District, 1925-33; defeated, 1932, 1934; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1936. Presbyterian. Member, Loyal Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Woodmen. Died in Monmouth, Warren County, Ill., January 12, 1939 (age 78 years, 332 days). Interment at Vermont Cemetery, Vermont, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of John H. Allen and Elizabeth (Burns) Allen; married, August 2, 1881, to Abbie Stapleford; married, January 30, 1902, to Eudora Durrell.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Martin Fletcher Allen (b. 1842) — also known as Martin F. Allen — of North Ferrisburg, Ferrisburg, Addison County, Vt. Born in North Ferrisburg, Ferrisburg, Addison County, Vt., November 28, 1842. Republican. Merchant; farmer; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1882-83; member of Vermont state senate, 1890-91; Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1900-02. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Interment at North Ferrisburgh Cemetery, Ferrisburg, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Norman Jasper Allen and Sarah (Martin) Allen; married, September 25, 1867, to Eliza F. Daniels.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Alfred Elisha Ames (1814-1874) — also known as Alfred E. Ames — of Winnebago County, Ill.; St. Anthony Falls, Hennepin County, Minn.; Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Colchester, Chittenden County, Vt., December 13, 1814. Democrat. Physician; member of Illinois state senate 24th District, 1849-50; member of Minnesota territorial House of Representatives 6th District, 1853; postmaster at Minneapolis, Minn., 1856-57; delegate to Minnesota state constitutional convention 11th District, 1857. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., September 23, 1874 (age 59 years, 284 days). Interment at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of William 'Billy' Ames (1786-1839) and Phebe (Baker) Ames; married 1836 to Martha Asenath Pratt; father of Albert Alonzo Ames (1842-1911); third cousin thrice removed of John Adams; fourth cousin of Oakes Ames and Oliver Ames, Jr.; fourth cousin once removed of Oliver Ames.
  Political family: Ames family of North Easton, Massachusetts (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Harry Burton Amey (b. 1868) — also known as Harry B. Amey — of Milton, Strafford County, N.H.; Island Pond, Brighton, Essex County, Vt. Born in Pittsburg, Coos County, N.H., December 21, 1868. Republican. Lawyer; Vermont attorney for Grand Trunk Railway, 1902; Essex County State's Attorney, 1904-08; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Brighton, 1910; U.S. Attorney for Vermont, 1923-32. Unitarian. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John T. Amey and Emily (Haynes) Amey; married 1896 to Gracia A. Norton.
  David Verner Anderson — also known as David V. Anderson — of Montpelier, Washington County, Vt. Born in Quincy, Norfolk County, Mass. Republican. Vermont state auditor of accounts, 1940-. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Freemasons. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Frank Carey Archibald (1857-1935) — also known as Frank C. Archibald — of Manchester, Bennington County, Vt. Born in Exeter, Rockingham County, N.H., December 31, 1857. Republican. Lawyer; Bennington County State's Attorney; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1904-06; member of Vermont state senate, 1910, 1933; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1916; Vermont state attorney general, 1919-25. Baptist. Member, Elks; Freemasons. Died April 9, 1935 (age 77 years, 99 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Thomas Henry Archibald and Susan (Wadleigh) Archibald.
  Harold John Arthur (1904-1971) — also known as Harold J. Arthur — of Burlington, Chittenden County, Vt. Born in Whitehall, Washington County, N.Y., February 9, 1904. Republican. Lawyer; major in the U.S. Army during World War II; Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1949-50; Governor of Vermont, 1950-51; Republican candidate for U.S. Representative from Vermont at-large, 1950 (primary), 1958. Unitarian. Member, United Commercial Travelers; American Legion; Amvets; Farm Bureau; Sons of the American Revolution; Elks; Grange; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Order of the Eastern Star; Eagles; Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows. Died, from cancer, in the Air Force Base Hospital, Plattsburgh, Clinton County, N.Y., July 19, 1971 (age 67 years, 160 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, Vt.
  Relatives: Married to Mary C. Alafat (1904-2004).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Bernard Ira Ashmun (b. 1871) — also known as B. I. Ashmun — of Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Rutland, Rutland County, Vt., July 18, 1871. Democrat. Manufacturer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1920; director, Bridgeport Hospital. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arcanum. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Sydney Ashmun and Rose (Hershfield) Ashmun; married to Lillian Louise Armstrong.
  Harrison Henry Atwood (1863-1954) — also known as Harrison H. Atwood — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass.; Wellesley Hills, Wellesley, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in North Londonderry, Londonderry, Windham County, Vt., August 26, 1863. Republican. Architect; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives Nineteenth Suffolk District, 1887-89, 1915, 1917-18, 1923-24, 1927-28; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1888 (alternate), 1892, 1904, 1908 (alternate); member of Massachusetts Republican State Committee, 1888-89; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 10th District, 1895-97; defeated, 1892 (10th District), 1918 (12th District), 1920 (12th District). Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Odd Fellows. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., October 22, 1954 (age 91 years, 57 days). Interment at Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain, Boston, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Peter Clark Atwood and Helen Marion (Aldrich) Atwood; married, September 11, 1889, to Clara Stein (1863-1930).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
Warren R. Austin Warren Robinson Austin (1877-1962) — also known as Warren R. Austin — of St. Albans, Franklin County, Vt.; Burlington, Chittenden County, Vt. Born in Highgate Center, Highgate, Franklin County, Vt., November 12, 1877. Republican. Lawyer; Franklin County State's Attorney, 1904-06; mayor of St. Albans, Vt., 1909; delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1928 (speaker), 1940 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee), 1944 (speaker); U.S. Senator from Vermont, 1931-46; U.S. Representative to United Nations, 1947-53. Congregationalist. Member, Farm Bureau; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Sons of the American Revolution; Society of the Cincinnati; Loyal Legion; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Elks; Kappa Sigma; Rotary. Died in Burlington, Chittenden County, Vt., December 25, 1962 (age 85 years, 43 days). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Chauncey Goodrich Austin and Anne Mathilda (Robinson) Austin; married, June 26, 1901, to Mildred Mary Lucas.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Frederick Herbert Babbitt (1859-1931) — also known as Fred H. Babbitt — of Bellows Falls, Rockingham, Windham County, Vt. Born in Keene, Cheshire County, N.H., November 23, 1859. Republican. Paper manufacturer; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Rockingham, 1910; delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1916. Universalist. Member, Freemasons. Died in 1931 (age about 71 years). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Bellows Falls, Rockingham, Vt.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Lement Bacon (b. 1862) — also known as John L. Bacon — of Chelsea, Orange County, Vt.; White River Junction, Hartford, Windsor County, Vt. Born in Chelsea, Orange County, Vt., June 18, 1862. Republican. Banker; Orange County Treasurer, 1884-85; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1892, 1908; Vermont state treasurer, 1898-1906. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Odd Fellows. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John B. Bacon and Sarah Persis (Morey) Bacon; married 1888 to Lizzie Davis.
  Paul Revere Baird (b. 1889) — also known as Paul R. Baird — of Waterville, Kennebec County, Maine. Born in Waitsfield, Washington County, Vt., November 25, 1889. Republican. Veterinarian; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; mayor of Waterville, Maine, 1925. Congregationalist. Member, Odd Fellows; Freemasons; Kiwanis; Grange. Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Paul Revere
  Relatives: Son of John L. Baird and Belle (McLaren) Baird; married 1915 to Bertha E. Knowlton.
  Frank Elliott Barber, Jr. (1912-1992) — also known as F. Elliott Barber — of Brattleboro, Windham County, Vt. Born in Brattleboro, Windham County, Vt., June 8, 1912. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1944; member of Vermont state senate from Windham County, 1947-48. Universalist. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons; Elks. Died January 15, 1992 (age 79 years, 221 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Frank E. Barber and Elsie (Haskell) Barber; married, January 20, 1938, to Jeanne Freund (divorced 1945); married, July 8, 1947, to Virginia Wells.
  Herbert Goodell Barber (1870-1947) — also known as Herbert G. Barber — of Brattleboro, Windham County, Vt. Born in Wardsboro, Windham County, Vt., August 14, 1870. Republican. Lawyer; Windham County State's Attorney, 1898-1900; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1908-10, 1935-37; member of Vermont Republican State Committee, 1910-14; member of Vermont state senate, 1912-14; Vermont state attorney general, 1915-19. Universalist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died October 5, 1947 (age 77 years, 52 days). Interment at Meeting House Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Miller Barber and Lydia E. (Barnard) Barber; married, October 20, 1909, to Florence H. Whittier.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Homer G. Barber Homer Griswold Barber (1830-1909) — also known as Homer G. Barber — of Vermontville, Eaton County, Mich. Born in Benson, Rutland County, Vt., November 25, 1830. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; merchant; banker; member of Michigan state senate 20th District, 1871-72. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died in Vermontville, Eaton County, Mich., March 15, 1909 (age 78 years, 110 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Vermontville, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Hinman Barber (1794-1865) and Rebecca (Griswold) Barber (1798-1838); half-brother of Albert M. Barber (1846-1927); married, March 23, 1853, to Lucy Clarissa Dwight (1834-1893); married, April 7, 1894, to Gertrude E. (Baker) Wood.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Past and Present of Eaton County, Michigan (1906)
  Newton Barber (1903-1983) — of Bennington, Bennington County, Vt. Born in Bennington, Bennington County, Vt., July 10, 1903. Lawyer; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1939-44; member of Vermont state senate, 1945-46. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons. Died in September, 1983 (age 80 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Orion Metcalf Barber (1857-1930) and Alice Mabel (Norton) Barber; married, September 10, 1932, to Marcia L. Stevens.
  Orion Metcalf Barber (1857-1930) — also known as Orion M. Barber — of Arlington, Bennington County, Vt.; Bennington, Bennington County, Vt. Born in Jamaica, Windham County, Vt., July 13, 1857. Republican. Bennington County State's Attorney, 1886-87; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1892; member of Vermont state senate, 1894; delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1896 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business); Vermont state auditor of accounts, 1898-1902; Associate Judge of U.S. Court of Customs Appeals, 1910-28; took senior status 1928. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks. Died in Bennington, Bennington County, Vt., March 28, 1930 (age 72 years, 258 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Emmons Barber and Lucia A. (Pierce) Barber; married, June 30, 1898, to Alice Mabel Norton; father of Newton Barber (1903-1983).
  See also federal judicial profile
  Cassius C. Bennett (b. 1856) — of Portland, Multnomah County, Ore.; Pierre, Hughes County, S.Dak. Born in Vermont, February 4, 1856. Republican. Banker; member of South Dakota state senate 24th District, 1895-96, 1903-04. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Knights of Pythias; Ancient Order of United Workmen; Modern Woodmen of America. Burial location unknown.
Everett C. Benton Everett Chamberlin Benton (1862-1924) — also known as Everett C. Benton — of Belmont, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Guildhall, Essex County, Vt., September 25, 1862. Republican. Insurance business; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1896, 1900, 1904; candidate in primary for Governor of Massachusetts, 1912. Universalist. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar; Sons of the American Revolution; Sons of the Revolution. Died in 1924 (age about 61 years). Interment at Belmont Cemetery, Belmont, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Emerson Benton (1825-1892) and Adda (Chamberlin) Benton (1835-1901); married, January 24, 1885, to Willena Blanche Rogers (1865-1947); father of Jay Rogers Benton; fourth cousin once removed of Bennet Bicknell, Charles Phelps Huntington and Charles Edward Phelps (1833-1908).
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Melford Dewey Bibens (b. 1898) — also known as Melford D. Bibens — of West Rupert, Rupert, Bennington County, Vt. Born in West Rupert, Rupert, Bennington County, Vt., April 10, 1898. Republican. Farmer; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1937-43; member of Vermont state senate from Bennington County, 1947. Disciples of Christ. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Franklin Swift Billings, Jr. (1922-2014) — also known as Franklin S. Billings, Jr. — of Woodstock, Windsor County, Vt. Born in Woodstock, Windsor County, Vt., June 5, 1922. Lawyer; municipal judge in Vermont, 1955-62; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1961-66; Speaker of the Vermont State House of Representatives, 1963-66; superior court judge in Vermont, 1966-75; justice of Vermont state supreme court, 1975-83; chief justice of Vermont Supreme Court, 1983-84; U.S. District Judge for Vermont, 1984-94; took senior status 1994. Episcopalian. Member, Grange; Freemasons; Shriners; American Bar Association. Died March 9, 2014 (age 91 years, 277 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Franklin Swift Billings (1862-1935); married to Pauline R. Gillingham; grandnephew of Frederick H. Billings.
  Political family: Billings family of Woodstock, Vermont.
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article
  Samuel Howard Blackmer (1902-1951) — also known as Samuel H. Blackmer — of Bennington, Bennington County, Vt. Born in Bennington, Bennington County, Vt., March 2, 1902. Municipal judge in Vermont, 1929-32; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1933-35; Bennington County State's Attorney, 1935-37; executive clerk (personal counsel) to Gov. George D. Aiken, 1937-38; superior court judge in Vermont, 1938-49; justice of Vermont state supreme court, 1949-51; died in office 1951. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Rotary; Zeta Psi; Delta Sigma Rho. Died, of a heart attack, in Bennington, Bennington County, Vt., December 25, 1951 (age 49 years, 298 days). Interment at Old Bennington Cemetery, Bennington, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Huling Blackmer and Fanny Laura (Abbott) Blackmer; married, July 18, 1925, to Katrina Roosevelt Schuyler.
  Raymond Blake (1896-1984) — of Newport, Orleans County, Vt. Born in Derby, Orleans County, Vt., October 9, 1896. Member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1937-39, 1959; member of Vermont state senate, 1965. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Rotary. Died in August, 1984 (age 87 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Asa S. Bloomer (1891-1963) — of West Rutland, Rutland County, Vt. Born in Proctor, Rutland County, Vt., August 15, 1891. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1937-43; Speaker of the Vermont State House of Representatives, 1943; member of Vermont state senate from Rutland County, 1947. Congregationalist. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Elks. Died in 1963 (age about 71 years). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, Vt.
  Relatives: Married to Florence E. O'Neil (1893-1969).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Jefferson Boynton (b. 1856) — also known as Thomas J. Boynton — of Everett, Middlesex County, Mass.; Arlington, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Westfield, Orleans County, Vt., December 30, 1856. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1892; mayor of Everett, Mass., 1904, 1906-07; Massachusetts state attorney general, 1914-15; U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts, 1917-20. Unitarian. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Thomas Jefferson
  Relatives: Son of David F. Boynton and Lydia (Roberts) Boynton; married, December 27, 1880, to Hattie L. Story.
  Ezra Brainerd, Jr. (b. 1878) — of Muskogee, Muskogee County, Okla.; Washington, D.C. Born in Middlebury, Addison County, Vt., August 26, 1878. Republican. Lawyer; general counsel and vice-president, First National Bank of Muskogee; director, Farmers National Bank of Fort Gibson; director, First National Bank of Braggs; member, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1927-33. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Chi Psi; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Ezra Brainerd and Frances Viola (Rockwell) Brainerd; married, April 15, 1908, to Edith Maris Hubbard.
  George Harvey Branch (b. 1870) — also known as George H. Branch — of Grand Isle, Grand Isle County, Vt. Born in Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, N.Y., February 27, 1870. Republican. Physician; Grand Isle County Auditor; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Grand Isle, 1910; member of Vermont state senate from Grand Isle County, 1923; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1924. Protestant. Member, American Medical Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Walter C. Branch and Eunice (Monroe) Branch; married, June 4, 1902, to Mattie B. Hazen.
  Elbert Sidney Brigham (1877-1962) — also known as Elbert S. Brigham — of St. Albans, Franklin County, Vt. Born in St. Albans, Franklin County, Vt., October 19, 1877. Republican. Banker; insurance executive; Vermont commissioner of agriculture, 1913-24; U.S. Representative from Vermont 1st District, 1925-31; delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1936 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business). Congregationalist. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Grange; Delta Kappa Epsilon; Phi Beta Kappa; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Rotary. Died in St. Albans, Franklin County, Vt., July 5, 1962 (age 84 years, 259 days). Interment at St. Albans Bay Cemetery, St. Albans, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Sanford Josiah Brigham and Sarah Jane (Bronson) Brigham; married, October 2, 1906, to Anna Hazen.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  James Barrett Brown (b. 1885) — also known as James B. Brown — of Everett, Middlesex County, Mass.; Reading, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Bellows Falls, Rockingham, Windham County, Vt., March 3, 1885. Republican. Lawyer; general counsel, Massachusetts Bankers Association; special counsel, Boston & Maine Railroad; vice-president, First National Bank of Reading; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives Twentieth Middlesex District, 1921-24; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1924. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George Addison Brown and Flora (Pierce) Brown; married, July 30, 1913, to Grace Donaldson.
  Frederick Howard Bryant (1877-1945) — also known as Frederick H. Bryant — of Malone, Franklin County, N.Y. Born in Lincoln, Addison County, Vt., July 25, 1877. Republican. Lawyer; chair of Franklin County Republican Party, 1927; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of New York, 1927-45; died in office 1945. Episcopalian. Member, Chi Psi; Freemasons. Died September 4, 1945 (age 68 years, 41 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Lester A. Bryant and Mary A. (Delphy) Bryant; married, October 22, 1907, to Florence B. Boyce.
  See also federal judicial profile
  John Emery Buxton (b. 1839) — of Moingona, Boone County, Iowa; Oskaloosa, Mahaska County, Iowa; Middletown Springs, Rutland County, Vt. Born in Middletown Springs, Rutland County, Vt., October 20, 1839. Republican. Hardware merchant; mining business; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1900; member of Vermont state senate, 1904. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Luther Buxton and Semantha (Paris) Buxton; married, November 20, 1865, to Antha M. Clift.
  Edward A. Cahoon (1862-1934) — of Roswell, Chaves County, N.M. Born in Lyndon, Caledonia County, Vt., August 20, 1862. Republican. Banker; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Mexico Territory, 1900; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Mexico, 1912, 1920 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1924, 1928 (member, Credentials Committee). Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Elks. Died December 23, 1934 (age 72 years, 125 days). Interment at South Park Cemetery, Roswell, N.M.
  Relatives: Son of Charles S. Cahoon and Charlotte (Chase) Cahoon.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Carroll W. Casto (1925-1995) — of Point Pleasant, Mason County, W.Va. Born in Ripley, Jackson County, W.Va., October 26, 1925. Republican. Lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Mason County, 1961-64; appointed 1960. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Phi Sigma Kappa; Rotary. Died December 9, 1995 (age 70 years, 44 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Denny Lee Casto (1902-1951) and Gertha (Tolley) Casto (1903-1969); married, August 20, 1947, to Marilyn Shirley Jones; third cousin of A. Dale Casto; third cousin once removed of Boyd Cleo Casto, Dale George Casto, Ronald H. Casto (1902-1960) and Dorr Clayton Casto II.
  Political family: Casto family of West Virginia.
  Charles Sumner Chase (b. 1855) — also known as Charles S. Chase — of Brattleboro, Windham County, Vt. Born in Whitingham, Windham County, Vt., May 13, 1855. Republican. Lawyer; member of Vermont state senate, 1906. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Charles Sumner
  Relatives: Son of Abraham Chase and Catherine R. Chase; married, June 19, 1881, to Carrie B. Brigham; father of Harrie Brigham Chase (1889-1969).
  Harrie Brigham Chase (1889-1969) — of Brattleboro, Windham County, Vt. Born in Whitingham, Windham County, Vt., August 9, 1889. Lawyer; superior court judge in Vermont, 1919-27; justice of Vermont state supreme court, 1927-29; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, 1929-54. Universalist. Member, American Bar Association; Chi Phi; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died November 17, 1969 (age 80 years, 100 days). Interment at Morningside Cemetery, Brattleboro, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Sumner Chase (1855-?) and Carrie Emily (Brigham) Chase; married, March 7, 1912, to Mina Annis Gilman.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Mason D. Chatterton (1835-1903) — of Meridian Township, Ingham County, Mich.; Mason, Ingham County, Mich.; Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Mt. Holly, Rutland County, Vt., August 3, 1835. Republican. Lawyer; Ingham County Circuit Court Commissioner, 1864-69; Ingham County Probate Judge, 1873-80; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1884; president, Farmers' Bank, 1886-1903. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died, of pneumonia, in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., October 27, 1903 (age 68 years, 85 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Okemos, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Chatterton and Betsy (Jewett) Chatterton; married, June 2, 1864, to Mary A. Morrison (1836-1923).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry Clay Cleveland (b. 1842) — of Coventry, Orleans County, Vt. Born in Coventry, Orleans County, Vt., October 15, 1842. Republican. Farmer; secretary, Passumpsic Railroad Company; director, National Bank of Newport; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Coventry, 1888; member of Vermont state senate from Orleans County, 1890. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Henry Clay
  Relatives: Son of Elijah Cleveland and Mary Ann (Bartlett) Cleveland; married 1864 to Rosette Daley (c.1844-c.1885); married 1889 to Mary Jane Greenwood (born 1866).
  Edwin Buxton Clift (b. 1868) — also known as Edwin B. Clift — of Fair Haven, Rutland County, Vt. Born in Middletown Springs, Rutland County, Vt., May 25, 1868. Democrat. Physician; candidate for Vermont state house of representatives, 1902; candidate for U.S. Representative from Vermont 1st District, 1906; candidate for Vermont state auditor of accounts, 1922. Episcopalian. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Freemasons; Woodmen; Delta Upsilon. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Crocker Josiah Clift and Mary Jane (Buxton) Clift; married, September 20, 1890, to Louise H. Edgerton.
  Irving Smith Coburn (1874-1923) — also known as Irving S. Coburn — of Milton, Chittenden County, Vt. Born in Enosburg, Franklin County, Vt., August 8, 1874. Physician; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1912; member of Vermont state senate from Chittenden County, 1921-23; died in office 1923. Congregationalist. Member, American Medical Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Died January 20, 1923 (age 48 years, 165 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Coburn and Alberta (Shattuck) Coburn.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Blaisdell Corliss (1851-1929) — also known as John B. Corliss — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Richford, Franklin County, Vt., June 7, 1851. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1895-1903; defeated, 1902. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., December 24, 1929 (age 78 years, 200 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Hezekiah Corliss (1815-1907) and Lydia (Rounds) Corliss (1822-1904); married, December 5, 1877, to Elizabeth Nancy Danforth (1854-1886); father of John Blaisdell Corliss, Jr. (1877-?).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Charles Hial Darling (1859-1944) — also known as Charles H. Darling — of Bennington, Bennington County, Vt.; Burlington, Chittenden County, Vt. Born in Woodstock, Windsor County, Vt., May 9, 1859. Republican. Lawyer; municipal judge in Vermont, 1887-1901; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1896-98; U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Navy, 1901-05; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1905-09. Member, Sons of the Revolution; Zeta Psi; Freemasons. Died in 1944 (age about 85 years). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Jason L. Darling and Ellen L. (Paul) Darling; married, October 6, 1889, to Agnes Christmas Norton (1861-1941).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Kimball Darling (b. 1833) — of Chelsea, Orange County, Vt. Born in Corinth, Orange County, Vt., March 8, 1833. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; merchant; lawyer; Orange County State's Attorney, 1882-84; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1890-92; member of Vermont state senate, 1894. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arcanum; Grand Army of the Republic. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Jesse Darling and Rebecca (Whittaker) Darling; married, October 6, 1859, to Mary Alice Knight; father of Hale Knight Darling (1869-?).
  Justus Dartt (b. 1836) — of Ascutneyville, Weathersfield, Windsor County, Vt.; Springfield, Windsor County, Vt. Born in Weathersfield, Windsor County, Vt., February 17, 1836. Republican. School teacher; farmer; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1874, 1878, 1880, 1902, 1904, 1910 (Weathersfield 1874, 1878, 1880, Springfield 1902, 1904, 1910); Vermont superintendent of education, 1880-88; member of Vermont state senate from Windsor County, 1882. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Grand Army of the Republic. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Erastus Dartt and Rebecca (Jackman) Dartt; married 1859 to Abbie Patton Knight.
  Deane Chandler Davis (1900-1990) — also known as Deane C. Davis — of Barre, Washington County, Vt.; Montpelier, Washington County, Vt. Born in East Barre, Barre town, Washington County, Vt., November 7, 1900. Republican. Lawyer; Washington County State's Attorney, 1926-28; superior court judge in Vermont, 1931-36; general counsel and vice-president, National Life Insurance Co.; director, People's National Bank of Barre, Vt.; delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1948, 1972 (delegation chair); Governor of Vermont, 1969-73; Presidential Elector for Vermont, 1972. Member, American Bar Association; Delta Theta Phi; Freemasons. Died in Berlin, Washington County, Vt., December 8, 1990 (age 90 years, 31 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Barre, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Earl Russell Davis (1867-1945) and Lois (Hillery) Davis (1870-1952); married, June 14, 1924, to Corinne Eastman (1901-1951); married 1952 to Marjorie Phyllis (Smith) Conzelman (1904-2013).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Fred Ladd Davis (b. 1861) — of North Pomfret, Pomfret, Windsor County, Vt. Born in Norwich, Windsor County, Vt., February 2, 1861. Republican. Farmer; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1900; member of Vermont state senate, 1906-07; superintendent, Vermont State Fair. Universalist. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Reuben Davis and Minerva (Maxham) Davis; married, September 8, 1884, to Miss H. F. Wood (died 1896).
  Gilbert Asa Davis (b. 1835) — of Windsor, Windsor County, Vt. Born in Chester, Windsor County, Vt., December 18, 1835. Lawyer; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1872-76; member of Vermont state senate, 1876-78; Windsor County State's Attorney, 1878-80. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Grange. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Asa Davis and Mary (Hosmer) Davis; married, April 13, 1862, to Delia I. Bolles.
  James Holley Douglas (b. 1951) — also known as Jim Douglas — of Middlebury, Addison County, Vt.; Montpelier, Washington County, Vt. Born in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., June 21, 1951. Republican. Member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1973-78; secretary of state of Vermont, 1981-93; candidate for U.S. Senator from Vermont, 1992; Vermont state treasurer, 1995-2003; Governor of Vermont, 2003-11; delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 2004, 2008. Member, Freemasons. Still living as of 2018.
  Relatives: Married to Dorothy Foster.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Ira Walton Drew (1878-1972) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Hardwick, Caledonia County, Vt., August 31, 1878. Democrat. Newspaper reporter; osteopath; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 7th District, 1937-39. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., February 12, 1972 (age 93 years, 165 days). Interment at Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Prospectville, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of John Herring Drew and Fannie A. (Walton) Drew; married, October 28, 1911, to Margaret Spencer.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Dunham (1824-1905) — of Manistee, Manistee County, Mich.; Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich. Born in Grand Isle, Grand Isle County, Vt., March 6, 1824. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1876; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1876. Member, Freemasons. Died in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich., June 30, 1905 (age 81 years, 116 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Mich.
  Alexander Dunnett (b. 1852) — also known as Alex Dunnett — of St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vt. Born in Peacham, Caledonia County, Vt., November 29, 1852. Republican. Lawyer; chair of Caledonia County Republican Party, 1882-86; Caledonia County State's Attorney, 1886-90; member of Vermont state senate, 1900; U.S. Attorney for Vermont, 1906-15; delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1916 (alternate), 1920. Unitarian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Dunnett and Christiana (Galbraith) Dunnett; married, April 29, 1889, to Ellen Chalmers.
  M. C. Eames (b. 1834) — of Blue Island, Cook County, Ill. Born in Milton, Chittenden County, Vt., March 16, 1834. Village president of Blue Island, Illinois, 1883-84. Methodist. Member, Odd Fellows; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Eames; married 1854 to Olive W. Purmort.
  Irving Willard Eastman (b. 1895) — of Whiting, Addison County, Vt. Born in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vt., May 23, 1895. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1959-61; member of Vermont state senate from Addison County, 1963. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; American Legion; Sons of the American Revolution; Chi Psi. Burial location unknown.
  Franklin Fairbanks (1828-1895) — of St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vt. Born in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vt., June 18, 1828. Republican. Superintendent and later president of E. & T. Fairbanks & Co., platform scale manufacturers; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1871-73; Speaker of the Vermont State House of Representatives, 1872-73. Member, Freemasons. Died in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vt., April 24, 1895 (age 66 years, 310 days). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Lois (Crossman) Fairbanks (1792-1866) and Erastus Fairbanks; brother of Horace Fairbanks; married, December 8, 1852, to Frances A. Clapp (1832-1895); uncle of Frederick Charles Fairbanks; third cousin once removed of Cassius Montgomery Clay Twitchell; third cousin thrice removed of Samuel Adams (1722-1803), John Adams and Arthur Taggard Appleton.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Saltonstall-Weeks family of Massachusetts; Adams-Waite-Forshee-Cowan family of Dexter, Michigan; Pike family of Lubec, Maine; Kidder family of Connecticut; Adams-Rusling family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Walter Kellogg Farnsworth (1870-1929) — also known as Walter K. Farnsworth — of Rutland, Rutland County, Vt.; Burlington, Chittenden County, Vt. Born in Windsor, Windsor County, Vt., November 17, 1870. Republican. Lawyer; horse breeder; member of Vermont state senate from Rutland County, 1923; Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1925-27; candidate in primary for Governor of Vermont, 1926. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Grange. Died in Rutland, Rutland County, Vt., August 2, 1929 (age 58 years, 258 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Jonathan Farnsworth and Maria Augusta (Hatch) Farnsworth.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Elbert O. Farrar — of Onondaga County, N.Y.; Granville, Washington County, N.Y. Born in Middletown Springs, Rutland County, Vt. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Onondaga County 2nd District, 1882-83. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, September 14, 1869, to Ida A. Jackson.
  Walter Samuel Fenton (1886-1940) — also known as Walter S. Fenton — of Rutland, Rutland County, Vt. Born in Pittsford, Rutland County, Vt., July 12, 1886. Republican. Lawyer; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1917-18; delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1932; delegate to Vermont convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias. Died, from a coronary embolism, in Rutland, Rutland County, Vt., July 12, 1940 (age 54 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henry S. Fenton (1856-1916) and Belle C. (Hudson) Fenton; married, December 28, 1910, to Marion S. Babbitt; second cousin thrice removed of William Matthew Fenton (1808-1871).
  Samuel William Fishman (1913-1975) — also known as Samuel Fishman — of Vergennes, Addison County, Vt. Born in Vergennes, Addison County, Vt., April 15, 1913. Democrat. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Vermont, 1952; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1957-61; member of Vermont state senate from Addison County, 1963. Jewish. Member, Rotary; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in 1975 (age about 62 years). Burial location unknown.
  Clarke C. Fitts (b. 1870) — of Brattleboro, Windham County, Vt. Born in Wardsboro, Windham County, Vt., October 17, 1870. Republican. Lawyer; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1904; Vermont state attorney general, 1904-08. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Redmen. Burial location unknown.
  Albert Augustus Fletcher (1835-1907) — also known as Albert A. Fletcher — of Bridport, Addison County, Vt.; Middlebury, Addison County, Vt. Born in Bridport, Addison County, Vt., August 17, 1835. Republican. Farmer; banker; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1871-72; member of Vermont state senate from Addison County, 1882-84. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Knights of Honor. Died in Middlebury, Addison County, Vt., October 2, 1907 (age 72 years, 46 days). Interment at West Cemetery, Middlebury, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Paris Fletcher and Anna (Miner) Fletcher; married, March 4, 1857, to Delia G. Murray (1836-1905).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John W. French (b. 1905) — of Groton, Caledonia County, Vt. Born in Concord, Merrimack County, N.H., January 15, 1905. Republican. Farmer; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Groton, 1947-50; member of Vermont state senate from Caledonia County; elected 1952. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Farm Bureau. Burial location unknown.
  Ernest Willard Gibson (1872-1940) — also known as Ernest W. Gibson — of Brattleboro, Windham County, Vt. Born in Londonderry, Windham County, Vt., December 29, 1872. Lawyer; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1906; member of Vermont state senate, 1908; delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1912; Progressive candidate for Vermont state attorney general, 1914; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Vermont secretary of civil and military affairs, 1922-23; appointed 1922; U.S. Representative from Vermont, 1923-33 (2nd District 1923-33, at-large 1933); U.S. Senator from Vermont, 1933-40; died in office 1940. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Moose; Woodmen; Redmen. Died June 20, 1940 (age 67 years, 174 days). Interment at Morningside Cemetery, Brattleboro, Vt.
  Relatives: Father of Ernest William Gibson (1901-1969).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Ernest William Gibson (1901-1969) — of Brattleboro, Windham County, Vt. Born in Brattleboro, Windham County, Vt., March 6, 1901. Republican. School teacher; athletic coach; mathematician; lawyer; Windham County State's Attorney, 1929-32; U.S. Senator from Vermont, 1940-41; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; Governor of Vermont, 1947-50; U.S. District Judge for Vermont, 1950-69. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Elks; Eagles; Phi Delta Phi; Theta Chi. Died in Brattleboro, Windham County, Vt., November 4, 1969 (age 68 years, 243 days). Interment at Morningside Cemetery, Brattleboro, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Ernest Willard Gibson (1872-1940) and Fullerton (Hadley) Gibson; married, October 9, 1926, to Dorothy P. Switzer.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Jay Gordon (1930-2007) — of Montpelier, Washington County, Vt. Born October 10, 1930. Democrat. Accountant; Vermont state auditor of accounts, 1965-68; university professor. Jewish. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Moose; Elks; American Legion. Killed, along with his wife, in a house fire, in Montpelier, Washington County, Vt., December 4, 2007 (age 77 years, 55 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Joan Plumpton.
  Frank Lester Greene (1870-1930) — also known as Frank L. Greene — of St. Albans, Franklin County, Vt. Born in St. Albans, Franklin County, Vt., February 10, 1870. Republican. General in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; newspaper editor; delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1904 (alternate), 1908; U.S. Representative from Vermont 1st District, 1912-23; U.S. Senator from Vermont, 1923-30; died in office 1930; on February 15, 1924, while walking on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., he was shot in the head by a prohibition agent chasing bootleggers. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; United Spanish War Veterans; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Grange; Rotary. Died in St. Albans, Franklin County, Vt., December 17, 1930 (age 60 years, 310 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, St. Albans, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Lester Bruce Greene and Mary Elizabeth (Hoadley) Greene; married, February 20, 1895, to Jessie Emma Richardson.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Franklin Darius Hale (1854-1940) — also known as Franklin D. Hale — of Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine; Lunenburg, Essex County, Vt.; Lyndon Center, Lyndon, Caledonia County, Vt. Born in Barnet, Caledonia County, Vt., March 7, 1854. Republican. Lawyer; Essex County State's Attorney, 1883-89; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Lunenburgh, 1884; member of Vermont state senate from Essex County, 1886; Vermont state auditor of accounts, 1892-98; U.S. Consul in Coaticook, 1902-08; Charlottetown, 1908-09; Trinidad, 1909-12; Huddersfield, 1912-17. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Honor. Died, from uremia, due to chronic nephritis, in Lyndon Center, Lyndon, Caledonia County, Vt., April 21, 1940 (age 86 years, 45 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Sprague Taylor Hale and Nancy May (Moulton) Hale; married, November 2, 1881, to Adeline 'Addie' Silsby; married, November 26, 1907, to Jennie A. Silsby; fourth cousin once removed of Morris Woodruff, Anson Levi Holcomb (1806-1869), James Samuel Wadsworth and Cyrus Orlando Godfrey.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Godfrey family of Taunton, Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Philip Henderson Hoff (1924-2018) — also known as Philip H. Hoff — of Burlington, Chittenden County, Vt. Born in Turners Falls, Montague, Franklin County, Mass., June 29, 1924. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1961-62; Governor of Vermont, 1963-69; candidate for U.S. Senator from Vermont, 1970; member of Vermont state senate, 1983-88. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners; Grange; Eagles; Moose. Died, at The Residence at Shelburne Bay assisted living facility, in Shelburne, Chittenden County, Vt., April 26, 2018 (age 93 years, 301 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Olaf Hoff and Agnes (Henderson) Hoff; married 1948 to Joan Brower.
  Hoff Hall, at Castleton State University, Castleton, Vermont, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Philip Hoff: Samuel B. Hand et al, Philip Hoff: How Red Turned Blue in the Green Mountain State
  Lawrence McLam Jackman (b. 1903) — of East Corinth, Corinth, Orange County, Vt. Born in East Corinth, Corinth, Orange County, Vt., June 14, 1903. Republican. Member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1957-60; member of Vermont state senate, 1961. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Samuel Hollister Jackson (1875-1927) — also known as Hollister Jackson; Samuel Hollister Jackson — of Barre, Washington County, Vt. Born in Toronto, Ontario, December 7, 1875. Republican. Washington County State's Attorney, 1904-06; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1906-07; Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1927; died in office 1927. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias. Drowned in a flood near his home, Barre, Washington County, Vt., November 2, 1927 (age 51 years, 330 days). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, Vt.
  Relatives: Married to Maude Parkyn (1874-1968).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Blaine Johnson (1893-1986) — also known as Joseph B. Johnson — of Springfield, Windsor County, Vt. Born in Helsingborg, Sweden, August 29, 1893. Republican. Naturalized U.S. citizen; mechanical engineer; bank director; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1945-46; member of Vermont state senate from Windsor County, 1947-50; Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1951-54; Governor of Vermont, 1955-59; delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1956. Congregationalist. Swedish ancestry. Member, American Legion; Freemasons. Died in Springfield, Windsor County, Vt., October 25, 1986 (age 93 years, 57 days). Interment at Summer Hill Cemetery, Springfield, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Ole Johnson and Matilda (Jensen) Johnson; married, September 23, 1919, to Virginia Frances Slack (1893-1983).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry Wilder Keyes (1863-1938) — also known as Henry W. Keyes — of Haverhill, Grafton County, N.H. Born in Newbury, Orange County, Vt., May 23, 1863. Republican. Lawyer; farmer; banker; member of New Hampshire state house of representatives, 1891-95, 1915-17; member of New Hampshire state senate 2nd District, 1903-04; Governor of New Hampshire, 1917-19; U.S. Senator from New Hampshire, 1919-37. Episcopalian. Member, Delta Kappa Epsilon; Freemasons. Died in North Haverhill, Haverhill, Grafton County, N.H., June 19, 1938 (age 75 years, 27 days). Interment at Oxbow Cemetery, Newbury, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Keyes (1810-1870) and Emma Frances (Pierce) Keyes; married, June 8, 1904, to Frances Parkinson Wheeler (1885-1970; author).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Heber Chase Kimball (1801-1868) — also known as Heber C. Kimball — of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Born in Sheldon, Franklin County, Vt., June 14, 1801. One of the original Twelve Apostles in the early Mormon Church; member Utah territorial council, 1851-58. Mormon. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons. Injured in a carriage accident, and died soon after, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, June 22, 1868 (age 67 years, 8 days). Interment at Kimball-Whitney Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  Relatives: Son of Solomon Farnham Kimball (1770-1825) and Anna (Spaulding) Kimball (1773-1825); great-grandfather of John Nicholas Udall (1913-2005).
  Political family: Udall family of Arizona.
  The city of Heber City, Utah, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Samuel Todd Lee (b. 1876) — also known as Samuel T. Lee — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich.; West Rutland, Rutland County, Vt. Born in Farnley, Leeds, England, May 30, 1876. Naturalized U.S. citizen; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; U.S. Consul in Nogales, 1907-09; San Jose, 1909-16; Rio Grande do Sul, 1916-18; Porto Alegre, 1918-23; Nottingham, 1923-25; U.S. Consul General in Lisbon, 1928-29; Rio de Janeiro, 1929-36. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Lee and Betsy (Todd) Lee; married, June 8, 1902, to Emily Griggs Parker.
  John R. MacDonald (1857-1946) — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Moretown, Washington County, Vt., March 30, 1857. Progressive. Mayor of Flint, Mich., 1914-15. Scottish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias. Injured in a fall at his home, and died at Hurley Hospital, Flint, Genesee County, Mich., January, 1946 (age 88 years, 0 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Avondale Cemetery, Flint, Mich.
  Zophar Mack Mansur (1843-1914) — also known as Zophar M. Mansur — of Island Pond, Brighton, Essex County, Vt. Born in Morgan, Orleans County, Vt., November 23, 1843. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lost his right arm in the battle of Opequon Creek, Virginia; lawyer; postmaster; lumber business; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Brighton, 1886; member of Vermont state senate from Essex County, 1888; Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1894-96; director and president, Derby Line National Bank. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Grand Army of the Republic; Sons of the American Revolution. Died in Island Pond, Brighton, Essex County, Vt., March 12, 1914 (age 70 years, 109 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Warren Mansur (1800-1885) and Jane (Morse) Mansur (1808-1891); married 1867 to Ellen L. Newhill.
  Frederick Stanley Martin (1794-1865) — also known as Frederick S. Martin — of Cattaraugus County, N.Y. Born in Rutland County, Vt., April 25, 1794. County judge in New York, 1840-45; member of New York state senate 32nd District, 1848-49; member of New York state assembly from Cattaraugus County 1st District, 1850; U.S. Representative from New York 31st District, 1851-53. Member, Freemasons. Died in Olean, Cattaraugus County, N.Y., June 28, 1865 (age 71 years, 64 days). Original interment at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Olean, N.Y.; reinterment in 1896 at Mt. View Cemetery, Olean, N.Y.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Flournoy Montgomery (1878-1954) — of Manchester, Bennington County, Vt. Born in Sedalia, Pettis County, Mo., September 20, 1878. Democrat. President, John Wildi Evaporated Milk Co., 1914-25; chairman, International Milk Co., 1925-33; U.S. Minister to Hungary, 1933-41. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Manchester, Bennington County, Vt., November 7, 1954 (age 76 years, 48 days). Interment somewhere in Manchester, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of James Albert Montgomery and Eudora Virginia (Meng) Montgomery; married, September 7, 1904, to Hedwig Wildi (1881-1953).
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Emerson Nash (1838-1904) — also known as Charles E. Nash — of Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine. Born in Montpelier, Washington County, Vt., October 11, 1838. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; newspaper publisher; mayor of Augusta, Maine, 1876-79. Member, Loyal Legion; Grand Army of the Republic; Freemasons. Died in Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, February 25, 1904 (age 65 years, 137 days). Interment at Hallowell Cemetery, Hallowell, Maine.
  Relatives: Married, November 9, 1865, to Sarah Louise Livermore (1838-1919).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Winfield Scott Nay (b. 1850) — of Jericho, Chittenden County, Vt. Born in Milton, Chittenden County, Vt., December 12, 1850. Republican. Physician; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1900. Congregationalist. Member, American Medical Association; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Winfield Scott
  Relatives: Son of Nelson Munsell Nay and Hannah (Holmes) Nay; married 1873 to Martha Jane Rockwood.
  Daniel Needham (1822-1895) — of Groton, Middlesex County, Mass.; Hartford, Windsor County, Vt. Born in Salem, Essex County, Mass., May 24, 1822. Lawyer; farmer; aide (with rank of Colonel) to Gov. George S. Boutwell, 1851-53; Massachusetts Democratic state chair, 1853; Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 8th District, 1854; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Hartford, 1857-58; member of Vermont state senate from Windsor County, 1859-61; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1866-67; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1868-69; director, Boston Safe Deposit and Trust Co.; trustee, John Hancock Life Insurance Co.; director, Peterborough and Shirley Railroad. Unitarian. Member, Freemasons; Humane Society. Died, of pneumonia, in Groton, Middlesex County, Mass., February 20, 1895 (age 72 years, 272 days). Interment at Groton Cemetery, Groton, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of James Needham (1789-1844) and Lydia (Breed) Needham (1795-1818); married, July 17, 1842, to Caroline A. Hall (1827-1879); married, October 7, 1880, to Ellen Mary Brigham (1848-1926).
  Mark Norris (1796-1862) — of Ypsilanti Township, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Peacham, Caledonia County, Vt., 1796. Postmaster; supervisor of Ypsilanti Township, Michigan, 1848-49. Member, Freemasons. Died March 6, 1862 (age about 65 years). Interment at Highland Cemetery, Ypsilanti, Mich.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Cornelius Solomon Palmer (b. 1844) — also known as Cornelius S. Palmer — of Jericho, Chittenden County, Vt.; Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak.; Burlington, Chittenden County, Vt. Born in Underhill, Chittenden County, Vt., November 2, 1844. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1880; justice of Dakota territorial supreme court, 1883-88; member of South Dakota state senate 9th District, 1897-98. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Jonah Ferris Palmer and Chloe (Mead) Palmer; married, October 20, 1872, to Annis R. Fassett.
  Samuel Barrett Pettengill (1886-1974) — also known as Samuel B. Pettengill — of South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind. Born in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore., January 19, 1886. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1931-39 (13th District 1931-33, 3rd District 1933-39). Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; American Bar Association. Died in Springfield, Windsor County, Vt., March 20, 1974 (age 88 years, 60 days). Interment at Grafton Village Cemetery, Grafton, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel B. Pettengill and Sue (Clagett) Pettengill; married, June 1, 1912, to Josephine Harrison; nephew of William Horace Clagett (1838-1901).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Richard Franklin Pettigrew (1848-1926) — also known as Richard F. Pettigrew — of Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born in Ludlow, Windsor County, Vt., July 23, 1848. Lawyer; surveyor; real estate business; member of Dakota territorial House of Representatives, 1872; member Dakota territorial council, 1877-79, 1885-86; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Dakota Territory, 1881-83; defeated, 1882; U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1889-1901; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Dakota, 1904, 1908. Member, Freemasons. Died in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak., October 5, 1926 (age 78 years, 74 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Sioux Falls, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Pettigrew and Hannah B. (Sawtelle) Pettigrew; married, February 27, 1879, to Bessie V. Pittare.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Mortimer Robinson Proctor (1889-1968) — also known as Mortimer R. Proctor — of Proctor, Rutland County, Vt. Born in Proctor, Rutland County, Vt., May 30, 1889. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; president, Vermont Marble Co.; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1933-39; Speaker of the Vermont State House of Representatives, 1937; Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1941-45; Governor of Vermont, 1945-47; delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1948, 1952 (Honorary Vice-President; delegation chair; speaker); Presidential Elector for Vermont, 1956. Member, Grange; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Psi Upsilon; Eagles; Elks; Freemasons. Died April 28, 1968 (age 78 years, 334 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Fletcher Dutton Proctor and Minnie Euretta (Robinson) Proctor; married, November 14, 1942, to Lillian Washburn Bryan (1912?-1961); nephew of Redfield Proctor, Jr.; grandson of Redfield Proctor.
  Charles Newton Prouty (1842-1916) — of Spencer, Worcester County, Mass. Born in Spencer, Worcester County, Mass., October 6, 1842. Republican. Boot and shoe manufacturer; director, Spencer National Bank; member of Massachusetts state senate Fourth Worcester District, 1906-07. Member, Freemasons. Died in Newport, Orleans County, Vt., January 18, 1916 (age 73 years, 104 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery, Spencer, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Isaac Prouty (1798-1872) and Mary Ann (Newton) Prouty (1813-1875); married, May 25, 1864, to Jane Azuba 'Jennie' Richardson; third cousin of John Azro Prouty (1826-1900).
  Political family: Prouty family of Newport, Vermont.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Kermit Richardson — of Vermont. Member of Vermont state legislature, 1970. Member, Grange; Freemasons. Still living as of 1999.
  William Seymour Rublee (1815-1885) — also known as William S. Rublee — of East Berkshire, Berkshire, Franklin County, Vt. Born in Berkshire, Franklin County, Vt., August 17, 1815. Member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1851-52; postmaster; member of Vermont state senate, 1864-65. Member, Freemasons. Died in East Berkshire, Berkshire, Franklin County, Vt., June 13, 1885 (age 69 years, 300 days). Interment at East Berkshire Episcopal Cemetery, East Berkshire, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Hiram A. Rublee (1767-1835) and Fanny (Richardson) Rublee (1785-1862); married 1838 to Amelia Coburn (1817-1904); uncle of Horace Rublee (1829-1896); granduncle of William Alvah Rublee and George Rublee.
  Political family: Rublee family of Madison, Wisconsin.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Eaton Dudley Sargent (1870-1944) — also known as Eaton D. Sargent — of Winchendon, Worcester County, Mass.; Nashua, Hillsborough County, N.H.; Crescent City, Putnam County, Fla. Born in Bradford, Orange County, Vt., August 13, 1870. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 3rd District, 1918; mayor of Nashua, N.H., 1924-27; candidate for Governor of New Hampshire, 1926, 1928; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1928 (member, Credentials Committee); candidate for U.S. Representative from New Hampshire 2nd District, 1930. Member, Freemasons; Rotary. Died of heart failure while pruning an orange tree, in Crescent City, Putnam County, Fla., March 27, 1944 (age 73 years, 227 days). Interment at Edgewood Cemetery, Nashua, N.H.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew P. Sargent (1826-1886) and Mary Julina (Bean) Sargent (1831-1911); married, September 18, 1901, to Clara Josephine Marsh Gage (1870-1960); third cousin thrice removed of Abel Merrill; fourth cousin once removed of Benjamin Franklin Flanders (1816-1896).
  Political families: Eastman family; Flanders family of Vermont; Sargent-Arnold-Pike-Davis family of New Hampshire; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  John Charles Freemont Slayton (1856-1922) — also known as John C. F. Slayton — of Melrose, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Calais, Washington County, Vt., June 27, 1856. Wholesale produce business; member of Massachusetts Governor's Council 4th District, 1921-22; died in office 1922. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar. Died in Melrose, Middlesex County, Mass., January 4, 1922 (age 65 years, 191 days). Interment at Pleasant View Cemetery, Morrisville, Morristown, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Fanny A. (Andrews) Slayton (1818-1897) and George Josephus Slayton (1820-1908); married 1883 to Lucy Lancaster (1859-1897); married 1902 to Margaret Clifford (1867-1932).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ezra L. Smith (1837-1921) — of El Dorado County, Calif.; Olympia, Thurston County, Wash. Born in Vermont, 1837. Member of California state assembly 15th District, 1865-67. Member, Freemasons. Died in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore., January 22, 1921 (age about 83 years). Cremated.
  Richard Arkwright Snelling (1927-1991) — also known as Richard A. Snelling — of Shelburne, Chittenden County, Vt. Born in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa., February 18, 1927. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1959-60, 1973-76; delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1960, 1968, 1980; chair of Chittenden County Republican Party, 1963-66; member of Vermont Republican State Executive Committee, 1963-66; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1964; Governor of Vermont, 1977-85, 1991; defeated, 1966; died in office 1991; candidate for U.S. Senator from Vermont, 1986. Unitarian. Member, Freemasons; American Legion; Rotary. Died, from a heart attack, in Shelburne, Chittenden County, Vt., August 13, 1991 (age 64 years, 176 days). Interment at Shelburne Village Cemetery, Shelburne, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Walter Otheman Snelling (1880-1965; chemist; discovered propane) and Marjorie (Gahring) Snelling (1901-1976); married, June 14, 1947, to Barbara T. Weil (1928-2015).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Theodore Stafford (1913-2006) — also known as Robert T. Stafford — of Rutland, Rutland County, Vt. Born in Rutland, Rutland County, Vt., August 8, 1913. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; Rutland County State's Attorney, 1947-51; served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict; Vermont state attorney general, 1955-57; Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1957-59; Governor of Vermont, 1959-61; delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1960; U.S. Representative from Vermont at-large, 1961-71; resigned 1971; U.S. Senator from Vermont, 1971-89; appointed 1971. Congregationalist. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Lions; Eagles; Elks; Freemasons. Died in Rutland, Rutland County, Vt., December 23, 2006 (age 93 years, 137 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Bert Linus Stafford (1877-1941) and Mabel R. (Stratton) Stafford (1883-1976); married, October 15, 1938, to Helen Content Kelley (1917-2011).
  The Robert T. Stafford Student Loan Program (established 1965 as the Federal Guaranteed Student Loan Program; renamed 1988) is named for him.  — The Robert T. Stafford White Rocks National Recreation Area (established 1984 as White Rocks National Recreation Area; renamed 2006), in Bennington, Rutland, and Windsor counties, Vermont, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
John L. Stevens John Loomis Stevens (1850-1933) — also known as John L. Stevens — of Ames, Story County, Iowa; Boone, Boone County, Iowa. Born in Northfield, Washington County, Vt., May 29, 1850. Lawyer; district attorney 11th District, 1879-86; promoter of early telephone companies; organizer, Boone Brick and Tile Paving Company; district judge in Iowa 11th District, 1887-92; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1900, 1912; delegate to Progressive National Convention from Iowa, 1912; Progressive candidate for Governor of Iowa, 1912. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died in Iowa, October 23, 1933 (age 83 years, 147 days). Interment at Ames Municipal Cemetery, Ames, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of Isaac Loomis Stevens and Harriet E. (Tucker) Stevens; married, August 10, 1876, to Rowena Estelle Edson (1852-1918).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Library of Congress
Walter W. Stokes Walter W. Stokes (b. 1880) — also known as W. W. Stokes — of Cooperstown, Otsego County, N.Y. Born in Manchester, Bennington County, Vt., August 10, 1880. Republican. Member of New York state senate, 1933-52 (39th District 1933-44, 44th District 1945-52). Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  Elihu Barber Taft (1847-1929) — of Burlington, Chittenden County, Vt. Born in Williston, Chittenden County, Vt., March 25, 1847. Republican. Lawyer; member of Vermont state senate from Chittenden County, 1888-90. Universalist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in 1929 (age about 82 years). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Eleazer Taft and Ellen M. (Barber) Taft; married, April 1, 1875, to Lucia A. Johnson (1852-1875).
  Epitaph: "A Useful Man."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Johnson Tiffany (1834-1906) — also known as Thomas J. Tiffany; "Henry Fullerton" — of Bennington, Bennington County, Vt.; Rutland, Rutland County, Vt. Born in Pittsford, Rutland County, Vt., March 6, 1834. Republican. Postmaster at Bennington, Vt., 1872-84; in March, 1884, he was confronted by a postal inspector about a shortage in the post office accounts, he fled, also taking $2,000 in Bennington school funds; in October, 1885, he was arrested near Greeley, Colorado, where he was living under the alias "Henry Fullerton", and brought back to Vermont, where he plead guilty to federal charges, and was sentenced to five years' imprisonment. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Rutland, Rutland County, Vt., June 26, 1906 (age 72 years, 112 days). Interment at Bennington Village Cemetery, Bennington, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Arnold Johnson Tiffany (1803-1877) and Abigail (Drury) Tiffany (1805-1844); married, October 6, 1858, to Mary Frances Cook.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ralph Waldo Tracy (1884-1960) — also known as Ralph W. Tracy — of Closter, Bergen County, N.J. Born in Brownington Center, Brownington, Orleans County, Vt., November 13, 1884. Republican. Mayor of Closter, N.J., 1954-58. Member, Freemasons. Injured in an automobile accident at Cedar Lane and Knickerbocker Road in Closter, suffered a fractured skull, and died four hours later at Pascack Valley Hospital, Westwood, Bergen County, N.J., May 24, 1960 (age 75 years, 193 days). Interment at Westwood Cemetery, Westwood, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Herbert H. Tracy (1857-1942) and Ida M. (Driver) Tracy (1861-1941); married to Herminie C. Lindmann (1887-1940).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Alexander L. Underwood (1814-1870) — of Indiana. Born in Hardwick, Caledonia County, Vt., June 24, 1814. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1853. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died in St. Paul, Decatur County, Ind., March 5, 1870 (age 55 years, 254 days). Burial location unknown.
  Charles Leslie Upham (1839-1929) — also known as Charles L. Upham — of Meriden, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Townshend, Windham County, Vt., May 24, 1839. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; one of the founders of the Ives, Upham & Rand department store in Meriden; mayor of Meriden, Conn., 1873-74. Member, Grand Army of the Republic; Freemasons. Died in Meriden, New Haven County, Conn., May 28, 1929 (age 90 years, 4 days). Interment at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Meriden, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. William Dennis Upham and Lucy McKenzie (Spink) Upham; married to Emiie Clark (died 1864); married, July 12, 1877, to Elizabeth Hall (1844-1923).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Sterry Robinson Waterman (1901-1984) — also known as Sterry R. Waterman — of St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vt. Born in Taunton, Bristol County, Mass., June 12, 1901. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1936 (member, Resolutions Committee); Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, 1955-70. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Freemasons; Elks; Rotary; Sphinx; Zeta Psi; Phi Delta Phi. Died in 1984 (age about 83 years). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Zeno Sterry Waterman (born 1871) and Sarah W. (Robinson) Waterman; married, May 13, 1932, to Frances Chadbourne Knight; second cousin twice removed of William Harrison Waterman; second cousin four times removed of David Waterman (1749-?) and Luther Waterman; third cousin thrice removed of Elisha Waterman and Thomas Glasby Waterman; fourth cousin once removed of Alexander Hamilton Waterman and Robert Whitney Waterman.
  Political families: Pendleton family of Connecticut; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Waterman-Huntington family of Connecticut and New York; Otis family of Connecticut; Roundy-Welles-Hadley family of Illinois (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Stephen Girard Whipple (1823-1895) — also known as Stephen G. Whipple — of Eureka, Humboldt County, Calif. Born in Williston, Chittenden County, Vt., November 5, 1823. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; member of California state assembly, 1854-55, 1857-58, 1863 (12th District 1854-55, 1857-58, 27th District 1863); served in the Union Army during the Civil War. Member, Freemasons; Grand Army of the Republic. Died in Eureka, Humboldt County, Calif., October 21, 1895 (age 71 years, 350 days). Interment at Myrtle Grove Cemetery, Eureka, Calif.
  James Whitcomb (1795-1852) — of Indiana. Born near Windsor, Windsor County, Vt., December 1, 1795. Democrat. Member of Indiana state senate, 1830-36; Governor of Indiana, 1843-48; U.S. Senator from Indiana, 1849-52; died in office 1852. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Poet James Whitcomb Riley is named for him. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., October 4, 1852 (age 56 years, 308 days). Original interment at Greenlawn Cemetery (which no longer exists), Indianapolis, Ind.; reinterment in 1892 at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.; statue at Monument Circle, Indianapolis, Ind.
  Relatives: Father-in-law of Claude Matthews (1845-1898); cousin *** of Henry Lee Morey.
  Political family: Whitcomb-Matthews family of Ohio.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Ernest Luther Whitney (b. 1874) — also known as Ernest L. Whitney — of South Burlington, Chittenden County, Vt. Born in North Dorset, Dorset, Bennington County, Vt., June 17, 1874. Republican. School teacher; letter carrier; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1941-45; member of Vermont state senate from Chittenden County, 1947. Baptist. Member, Grange; Farm Bureau; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Brigham Young (1801-1877) — of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Born in Whitingham, Windham County, Vt., June 1, 1801. Leader of the Mormon Church 1841-1877; Governor of Utah Territory, 1850-58. Mormon. Member, Freemasons. Died, of peritonitis and appendicitis, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, August 29, 1877 (age 76 years, 89 days). Interment at Mormon Pioneer Memorial, Salt Lake City, Utah; statue at Temple Square, Salt Lake City, Utah; statue at Heritage Plaza, St. George, Utah.
  Relatives: Father of Susa Young Gates (1856-1933).
  Brigham Young University, in Provo, Utah, is named for him.  — The city of Brigham City, Utah, is named for him.
  See also NNDB dossier
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