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Politicians in Trouble or Disgrace: Vermont

in chronological order

  Matthew Lyon (1749-1822) — of Eddyville, Lyon County, Ky. Born in County Wicklow, Ireland, July 14, 1749. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1779-83; U.S. Representative from Vermont 1st District, 1797-1801; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1802; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 1st District, 1803-11; defeated, 1810. Convicted and jailed in 1789 under the Sedition Act. Died in Spadra Bluff, Johnson County, Ark., August 1, 1822 (age 73 years, 18 days). Original interment at Spadra Bluff Cemetery, Spadra Bluff, Ark.; reinterment in 1833 at River View Cemetery, Eddyville, Ky.
  Relatives: Married to Mary Hosford (1744-1784) and Beulah Chittenden (1764-1824; daughter of Thomas Chittenden (1730-1797); sister of Martin Chittenden); father of Chittenden Lyon; great-grandfather of William Peters Hepburn.
  Political family: Chittenden-Lyon family.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Matthew Lyon: Aleine Austin, Matthew Lyon, 'New Man' of the Democratic Revolution, 1749-1822
  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
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