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Vermont: State Supreme Court


Justices of the Vermont State Supreme Court, 1778-1983 (May be incomplete!)
Thomas Chandler 1778 John Fassett, Jr. 1778-85 Moses Robinson 1778-80 John Shepardson 1778-79 John Throop 1778-80 Paul Spooner 1779-88 Increase Moseley 1780 Jonas Fay 1781-83 Simeon Olcott 1781-82 Elisha Payne 1781-82 Moses Robinson 1782-84 John Throop 1782 Peter Olcott 1782-85 Thomas Porter 1783-85 Nathaniel Niles 1784-87 Moses Robinson 1785-88 Nathaniel Chipman 1786 Luke Knowlton 1786 Stephen R. Bradley 1788 Nathaniel Chipman 1789-90 Samuel Knight 1789-93 Noah Smith 1789-90 Isaac Tichenor 1791-95 Elijah Paine 1791-93 Lot Hall 1794-1800 Enoch Woodbridge 1794-1800 Nathaniel Chipman 1796 Israel Smith 1797 Noah Smith 1798-1800 Stephen Jacob 1801-02 Jonathan Robinson 1801-06 Royall Tyler 1801-12 Theophilus Harrington 1803-12 Jonas Galusha 1807-08 David Fay 1809-12 Nathaniel Chipman 1813-14 Daniel Farrand 1813-14 Jonathan H. Hubbard 1813-14 Asa Aldis 1815 James Fisk 1815-16 Richard Skinner 1815-16 William A. Palmer 1816 William Brayton 1817-21 Dudley Chase 1817-20 Joel Doolittle 1817-22 Samuel S. Phelps as of 1832-38 John Mattocks as of 1833-34 Milo Lyman Bennett as of 1839-59 William Hebard as of 1842-44 Daniel Kellogg 1845-50 Hiland Hall as of 1846-50 Benjamin H. Steele 1865-69 Homer E. Royce as of 1870-82 Hoyt H. Wheeler 1870-77 Russell S. Taft as of 1880-99 H. Henry Powers 1889-90 Jonathan Ross 1889-90 John W. Rowell as of 1889-90 James M. Tyler as of 1889 Wheelock G. Veazey as of 1889 Loveland Munson as of 1890 Henry R. Start 1890 LaForest H. Thompson 1890 John Henry Watson 1899- Seneca Haselton 1902-06 Seneca Haselton 1908-19 Harrie Brigham Chase as of 1927-29 Walter Henry Cleary as of 1948 Samuel H. Blackmer 1949-51 F. Ray Keyser, Sr. as of 1964-75 Franklin S. Billings, Jr. as of 1975-83

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1877 Mar 31: Hoyt H. Wheeler, resigned.
  • 1951 Dec 25: Samuel H. Blackmer, died in office.
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