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Vermont: Secretaries of Civil and Military Affairs


Vermont Secretaries of Civil and Military Affairs, 1836-1928 (May be incomplete!)
George B. Manser 1836-41 Henry Hale 1841-44 George B. Beaman 1844-46 Frederick H. Billings 1846-48 George F. Houghton 1848-50 Rufus F. Andrews 1850-52 Pliny H. White 1852-53 Leverett B. Englesby 1853-54 Chauncey H. Hayden 1854-56 William G. Shaw 1856-58 Wilbur P. Davis 1858-60 George A. Merrill 1860-61 Samuel Williams 1861-65 Charles M. Gay 1865-67 William P. Dillingham 1867 Samuel E. Burnham 1867-69 John W. Marsh 1869-70 James M. Slade, Jr. 1870-72 Joseph D. Denison 1872-74 William P. Dillingham 1874-76 Andrew E. Rankin 1876-78 Harry P. Stimson 1878-80 Lester F. Thurber 1880-82 George W. Wales 1882-84 Alfred E. Watson 1884-86 Fletcher D. Proctor 1886-88 Fred A. Howland 1888-90 Henry M. McFarland 1890-92 James H. Goulding 1892-94 Max L. Powell 1894-96 Joseph W. Sault 1896-98 George M. Hogan 1898-1900 John G. Sargent 1900-02 Edward C. Bates 1902-04 Charles T. Walter 1904-06 Benjamin Williams, Jr. 1906-08 Aaron H. Grout 1908-10 Harvey R. Kingsley 1910-12 Warner A. Graham 1912-15 Benjamin Gates 1915-17 Harvey E. Goodell 1917-21 Julius A. Willcox 1921 Harry T. Laffin 1921 Henry B. Shaw 1921-22 Ernest W. Gibson 1922-23 John C. Sherburne 1923-25 Webster E. Miller 1926-27 Donald M. Tobin 1927-28

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1867: Charles M. Gay, resigned.
  • 1921: Julius A. Willcox, resigned.
  • 1921 Sep 1: Harry T. Laffin, appointed.
  • 1921 Sep 30: Harry T. Laffin, resigned.
  • 1921 Oct 1: Henry B. Shaw, appointed.
  • 1922 Sep 8: Henry B. Shaw, resigned; Ernest W. Gibson, appointed.
  • 1925: John C. Sherburne, resigned.
  • 1926 Apr 8: Webster E. Miller, appointed.
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