Vermont History and Genealogy

December 23, 2006

List of Governors of Vermont

Filed under: Famous Vermont Residents, Political Records, Vermont Facts & Trivia — thedarwinexception @ 6:45 pm

Governor

Term of Office

Party

Notes

Thomas Chittenden 1778 – 1789   Chittenden County, is named for him
Moses Robinson 1789 – 1790   Justice of Vermont state supreme court, 1782-84, 1785-89;  U.S. Senator from Vermont, 1791-96; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1802.
Thomas Chittenden 1790 – 1797    
Paul Brigham 1797   Presidential Elector from Vermont, 1792; Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1796-1813, 1815-20
Isaac Tichenor 1797 – 1807   Member of Vermont state legislature, 1781; justice of Vermont state supreme court, 1790; U.S. Senator from Vermont, 1796-97, 1815-21
Israel Smith 1807 – 1808  

Member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1785, 1788-91, 1797; delegate to Vermont state constitutional convention, 1791; U.S. Representative from Vermont 1st District, 1791-97, 1801-03; justice of Vermont state supreme court, 1797-98; U.S. Senator from Vermont, 1803-07;  Presidential Elector from Vermont, 1808

 

Isaac Tichenor 1808 – 1809    
Jonas Galusha 1809 – 1813   Son-In-Law of Thomas Chittenden, Presidential Elector from Vermont, 1808
Martin Chittenden 1813 – 1815   Son of Thomas Chittenden, Member of Vermont state legislature; state court judge; U.S. Representative from Vermont 4th District, 1803-13
Jonas Galusha 1815 – 1820    
Richard Skinner 1820 – 1823   U.S. Representative from Vermont at-large, 1813-15; State court judge
Cornelius Peter Van Ness 1823 – 1826   U.S. District Attorney for Vermont, 1810-13;  U.S. Minister to Spain, 1829-36
Ezra Butler 1826 – 1828   Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1794-97, 1799-1804, 1807-08; county judge, 1803-06; Presidential Elector from Vermont, 1804; U.S. Representative from Vermont at-large, 1813-15; delegate to Vermont state constitutional convention, 1822
Samuel Chandler Crafts 1828 -1831   State court judge; U.S. Representative from Vermont, 1817-25 (at-large 1817-19, 5th District 1819-25); U.S. Senator from Vermont, 1842-43
William Adams Palmer 1831 – 1835   Member of Vermont state legislature; state court judge; U.S. Senator from Vermont, 1818-25
Silas Hemenway Jennison 1835 – 1841   Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1835-36
Charles Paine 1841 – 1843    
John Mattocks 1843 – 1844   Member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1807; U.S. Representative from Vermont, 1821-23, 1825-27, 1841-43 (6th District 1821-23, 5th District 1825-27, 1841-43); justice of Vermont state supreme court, 1833-34; delegate to Vermont state constitutional convention, 1836
William Slade 1844 – 1846   Presidential Elector from Vermont, 1812; secretary of state of Vermont, 1815-23; state court judge; U.S. Representative from Vermont 2nd District, 1831-43
Horace Eaton 1846 – 1848   Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1843-46
Carlos Coolidge 1848  – 1850    
Charles Kilborn Williams 1850 – 1852    
Erastus Fairbanks 1852 – 1853   Father of Horace Fairbanks
John Staniford Robinson 1853 – 1854   delegate to Democratic National Convention from Vermont, 1860

 

Stephen Royce 1854 – 1856    
Ryland Fletcher 1856 – 1858   Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1854-56
Hilard Hall 1858 – 1860   Member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1827; U.S. Representative from Vermont 1st District, 1833-43; justice of Vermont state supreme court, 1846
Erastus Fairbanks 1860 -1861    
Frederick Holbrook 1861  – 1863    
J. Gregory Smith 1863 – 1865   Father of Edward Curtis Smith
Paul Dillingham, Jr. 1865 – 1867   Member of Vermont state legislature; Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1862-65; U.S. Representative from Vermont 4th District, 1843-47
John Boardman Page 1867 – 1869   Vermont state treasurer, 1860-66
Peter Thacher Washburn 1869 – 1870    
George Whitman Hendee 1870   Member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1861; member of Vermont state senate, 1866; Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1869-70; U.S. Representative from Vermont 3rd District, 1873-79.
John Wolcott Stewart 1870 -1872   U.S. Representative from Vermont 1st District, 1883-91; U.S. Senator from Vermont, 1908
Julius Converse 1872 – 1874   Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1850-52
Asahel Peck 1874 – 1876    
Horace Fairbanks 1876 – 1878   Son of Erastus Fairbanks
Redfield Proctor 1878 – 1880   Father of Fletcher Dutton Proctor and Redfield Proctor; grandfather of Mortimer Robinson Proctor. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1867-68, 1888; member of Vermont state senate, 1874-75; Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1876-78;U.S. Secretary of War, 1889-91; U.S. Senator from Vermont, 1891-1908.
Roswell Farnham 1880 – 1882    
John Lester Barstow 1882 – 1884   Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1880-82
Samuel Everett Pingree 1884 – 1886   Delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1868; Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1882-84
Ebenezer Jolls Ormsbee 1886  – 1888   Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1884-86
William P. Dillingham 1888 – 1890   Son of Paul Dillingham, Member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1876, 1884; member of Vermont state senate, 1878-80; U.S. Senator from Vermont, 1900-23
Carroll Smalley Page 1890- 1892   Member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1869-72; member of Vermont state senate, 1874-76; Vermont Republican state chair, 1887-90; U.S. Senator from Vermont, 1908-23.
Levi Knight Fuller 1892 – 1894   Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1886-88
Urban Andrain Woodbury 1894 – 1896   Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1888-90
Josiah Grout 1896 – 1898   Brother of William Wallace Grout
Edward Curtis Smith 1898 – 1900   Son of J. Gregory Smith
William Wallce Stickney 1900 – 1902   Cousin of Calvin Coolidge; delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1924
John Griffith McCullough 1902 – 1904    
Charles James Bell 1904 – 1906    
Fletcher Dutton Proctor 1906 – 1908 Republican Son of Redfield Proctor; Brother of Redfield Proctor, Father of Mortimer Robinson Proctor; Member of Vermont state house of representatives; elected 1890, 1900
George Herbert Prouty 1908 – 1910   Member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1896-97; member of Vermont state senate, 1904; Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1906-08
John Abner Mead 1910 -1912   Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1908-10
Allen Miller Fletcher 1912 – 1915    
Charles Winslow Gates 1915 – 1917    
Horace French Graham 1917 – 1919    
Percival Wood Clement 1919 – 1921   delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1924
James Hartness 1921- 1923    
Redfield Proctor 1923 – 1925 Republican Son of Redfield Proctor; brother of Fletcher Dutton Proctor; uncle of Mortimer Robinson Proctor; Member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1912, 1915; member of Vermont state senate from Rutland County, 1917; delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1920
Franklin Swift Billings 1925 – 1927 Republican Member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1910-12, 1921-23; Speaker of the Vermont State House of Representatives, 1921-23; Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1923-25
John Eliakim Weeks 1927 – 1931   State court judge, 1884-86, 1902-04; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1888, 1912, 1915; member of Vermont state senate, 1896; U.S. Representative from Vermont 1st District, 1931-33
Stanley Calef Wilson 1931 – 1935   Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1929-31
Charles Manley Smith 1935 – 1937   Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1933-35
George D. Aiken 1937 – 1941   Farmer; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1931-35; Speaker of the Vermont State House of Representatives, 1933-35; Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1935-37; U.S. Senator from Vermont, 1941-75.
William Henry Wills 1941 – 1945   Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1937-41
Mortimer Robinson Proctor 1945 – 1947   Grandson of Redfield Proctor, Son of Fletcher Dutton Proctor, Nephew of Redfield Proctor, Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1941-45
Ernest Williams Gibson, Jr. 1947 – 1950   Son of Ernest WIlliams Gibson, Attorney; U.S. Senator from Vermont, 1940-41; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; Judge of U.S. District Court for Vermont, 1950-69.
Harold John Arthur 1950 – 1951   Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1949
Lee Earl Emerson 1951 – 1955   Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1945-49
Joseph Blaine Johnson 1955 – 1959    
Robert T. Stafford 1959 – 1961   Attorney; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict; Vermont state attorney general, 1955-57; Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1957-59;  U.S. Representative from Vermont at-large, 1961-71; U.S. Senator from Vermont, 1971-89
F. Ray Keyser, Jr. 1961 – 1963 Republican  
Phillip H. Hoff 1963 – 1969 Democrat Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1961-62; Democratic candidate for U.S. Senator from Vermont, 1970
Deane Chandler Davis 1969 – 1973   Superior court judge, 1931-36
Thomas P. Salmon 1973 – 1977   Municipal judge, 1963; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1965;  Democratic candidate for U.S. Senator from Vermont, 1976
Richard Arkwright Snelling 1977 – 1985    
Madeline Kunin 1985 – 1991   Member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1973-78; Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1979-82
Richard Arkwright Snelling 1991    
Howard W. Dean 1991 – 2003   Member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1983-87; Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1987-91; Presidential Elector from Vermont, 1992
Jim Douglas 2003 –    

 

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