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Steel and Metal Industry Politicians in Vermont

  Herbert Brainerd (b. 1837) — of St. Albans, Franklin County, Vt. Born in St. Albans, Franklin County, Vt., December 25, 1837. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; railroad business; steamboat business; treasurer, St. Albans iron and steel works; member of Vermont state house of representatives from St. Albans, 1880; member of Vermont state senate from Franklin County, 1882. Congregationalist. Burial location unknown.
Eugene N. Foss Eugene Noble Foss (1858-1939) — also known as Eugene N. Foss — of Jamaica Plain, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in West Berkshire, Berkshire, Franklin County, Vt., September 24, 1858. Democrat. Owner of cotton mills and iron and steel works; active in banking and railroads; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 14th District, 1910-11; defeated, 1902 (Republican, 11th District), 1904 (Republican, 11th District); resigned 1911; defeated, 1925 (5th District); Governor of Massachusetts, 1911-14; defeated (Independent), 1913; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1912. Baptist. Member, Sigma Phi. Died September 13, 1939 (age 80 years, 354 days). Interment at Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain, Boston, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of George Edmund Foss and Marcia Cordelia (Noble) Foss; brother of George Edmund Foss (1863-1936); married, June 12, 1884, to Lilla Sturtevant.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Carroll Peabody Pitkin (1851-1907) — also known as Carroll P. Pitkin — of Montpelier, Washington County, Vt. Born in Vermont, December 15, 1851. Lawyer; treasurer of foundry; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Montpelier, 1888. Died in 1907 (age about 55 years). Interment at Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Perley Peabody Pitkin and Caroline Matilda (Templeton) Pitkin; brother of Clarence Horatio Pitkin; married, November 19, 1873, to Ella Luthera Dewey; married, October 10, 1883, to Mary A. Devine; first cousin five times removed of William Pitkin; first cousin six times removed of Roger Wolcott; second cousin four times removed of Daniel Pitkin; second cousin five times removed of Erastus Wolcott and Oliver Wolcott Sr.; third cousin of Eldred C. Pitkin; third cousin thrice removed of Timothy Pitkin; fourth cousin of Caleb Seymour Pitkin; fourth cousin once removed of Frederick Walker Pitkin, Luther S. Pitkin and George Eastman.
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Conger-Hungerford family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Henry Harrison Stowell (1840-1922) — also known as William H. H. Stowell — of Burkeville, Nottoway County, Va.; Appleton, Outagamie County, Wis.; Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.; Amherst, Hampshire County, Mass. Born in West Windsor, Windsor County, Vt., July 26, 1840. Republican. U.S. Representative from Virginia 4th District, 1871-77; Virginia Republican state chair, 1872-73; delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1876; founder, secretary-treasurer, Fox River Pulp Co., Atlas Paper Co., Duluth Iron and Steel Co.; president of Manufacturers Bank of West Duluth, 1889-1895. Episcopalian. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Society of Colonial Wars. Died in Amherst, Hampshire County, Mass., April 27, 1922 (age 81 years, 275 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Presumably named for: William Henry Harrison
  Relatives: Son of Sylvester Stowell and Fanny Chandler (Bowen) Stowell; married, November 13, 1873, to Emma Clara Averill (daughter of John Thomas Averill); third cousin twice removed of Henry Fisk Janes; fourth cousin of John Mason Jr.; fourth cousin once removed of Carlos Coolidge, Elijah Livermore Hamlin, Hannibal Hamlin, John Maxwell Stowell, George Pickering Bemis, Blake C. Fisk and Claude Vinton Stowell.
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Hamlin-Bemis family of Bangor, Maine (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
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