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William Slade
Birth: May 9, 1796
Cornwall
Addison County
Vermont, USA
Death: Jan. 18, 1859
Middlebury
Addison County
Vermont, USA

US Congressman, Vermont Governor. Graduate, Middlebury College, 1807. Studied law, admitted to bar in 1810, practiced in Middlebury. Democratic-Republican presidential elector, 1812. Publisher and Editor, "Columbian Patriot," 1814-15. Vermont Secretary of State, 1815-23. Judge, Addison County Court, 1816-22. Addison County State’s Attorney. Clerk, US State Department, 1823-29. Resumed Middlebury law practice. Elected as a Whig to US House, 1831-43. Opposed “gag rules” and was noted anti-slavery activist. Reporter, Vermont Supreme Court, 1844. Governor, 1844-46. Critic of federal policy on admission of Texas to Union, opposed Mexican War. Personal conflict with US Senator Samuel S. Phelps became a duel of pamphlets that degenerated into personal insults, costing him support of Whig party. Secretary and General Agent, National Board of Popular Education, agency working to place female teachers in schools of western US, 1846-56. Publisher "Vermont State Papers" (Middlebury, 1823), "The Laws of Vermont to 1824" (Windsor, 1825), "Reports of the Supreme Court of Vermont, Vol. XV," (Burlington, 1844). (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Abigail Foot Slade (1791 - 1872)*
 
 Children:
  Esther Slade (1810 - 1811)*
  James M. Slade (1812 - 1875)*
  Mary Groves Slade (1815 - 1816)*
  Jane Martha Slade (1819 - 1838)*
  Henry Clay Slade (1825 - 1826)*
  Samuel Slade (1827 - 1827)*
  Charles Slade (1828 - 1854)*
  Henry M. Slade (1829 - 1875)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Middlebury Cemetery
Middlebury
Addison County
Vermont, USA
 
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Record added: Jun 11, 2001
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