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us: Proctor, Redfield, 1831-1908



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    • found: nuc88-81764: Davis, C.K. Puerto Rican tariff [MI] 1900 (hdg. on CtY rept.: Proctor, Redfield, 1831-1908; usage: Redfield Proctor)
    • found: LC data base, 12/20/88 (hdg.: Proctor, Redfield, 1831-1908)
    • found: Wikipedia WWW site, Mar. 10, 2011 (Redfield Proctor; b. Jun. 1, 1831-d. Mar. 4, 1908, Governor of Vermont, 1878-1880)
    • found: Vermont State Archives WWW site, Mar. 10, 2011: (Redfield Proctor; governor of Vermont 1878-1880) {http://vermont-archives.org/govhistory/officers/pdf/governor.pdf}
    • found: Bio dir. of the U.S. Congress website, October 22, 2014 (Proctor, Redfield, a Senator from Vermont; born in Proctorsville, Windsor County, Vt., June 1, 1831; graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1851 and from the Albany Law School in 1859; admitted to the bar and practiced in Boston, Mass., in 1860 and 1861; during the Civil War enlisted in the Union Army as a major, promoted to colonel, and was mustered out in 1863; returned to Vermont, engaged in the practice of law, and became interested in the development of the marble industry; member, State house of representatives 1867-1868; member, State senate and president pro tempore 1874-1875; lieutenant governor of the State 1876-1878; Governor of Vermont 1878-1880; member, State house of representatives 1888; appointed Secretary of War in the Cabinet of President Benjamin Harrison in 1889; resigned from the Cabinet in 1891 to become Senator; appointed in 1891 and subsequently elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of George F. Edmunds; reelected in 1892, 1898 and 1904 and served from November 2, 1891, until his death; chairman, Committee on Agriculture and Forestry (Fifty-fourth through Sixtieth Congresses), Committee on Military Affairs (Fifty-ninth Congress); died in Washington, D.C., on March 4, 1908; interment in the City Cemetery, Proctor, Rutland County, Vt.)
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