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Consuelo Bentina "Connie" Northrop Bailey
Birth: Oct. 19, 1899
Sheldon
Franklin County
Vermont, USA
Death: Sep. 9, 1976
Burlington
Chittenden County
Vermont, USA

Attorney, Politician. She graduated from the University of Vermont in 1921 and Boston University Law School in 1925. She served as Burlington Grand Juror from 1925 to 1926 and Chittenden County State's Attorney from 1926 to 1930. She served in the Vermont Senate from 1930 to 1931, and from 1931 to 1937 was Chief Assistant to Congressman and Senator Ernest W. Gibson. In 1933 Bailey became the first female attorney admitted to practice before the US Supreme Court. She became Vermont's female member of the Republican National Committee in 1936, a post she held until 1976, including service as Vice Chair and Secretary. In 1940 she married attorney Henry Albon Bailey (1893-1961), who served as a state legislator and was the city of Winooski's first Mayor, and they practiced law together. She was elected to the Vermont House in 1950 and served two terms, the final one as Speaker. In 1954 she won election to Vermont's second highest office, making her America's first woman Lieutenant Governor. She served from 1955 to 1957, and then retired from politics so that she could care for her terminally ill husband. In the 1960s she served as a Delegate to the United Nations Conference on the Status of Women. Her autobiography, "Leaves Before the Wind", was published the year after her death.  (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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 Parents:
  Peter Bent Brigham Northrop (1856 - 1922)
  Katherine E. Fletcher Northrop (1870 - 1938)
 
 Spouse:
  Henry Albon Bailey (1893 - 1961)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Fletcher Northrop Wallis (1897 - 1988)*
  Consuelo Bentina Northrop Bailey (1899 - 1976)
  Frederika N. Northrop Sargent (1903 - 2003)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sheldon Cemetery
Sheldon
Franklin County
Vermont, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Aug 30, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29433987
Consuelo Bentina Connie <i>Northrop</i> Bailey
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Consuelo Bentina Connie <i>Northrop</i> Bailey
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Consuelo Bentina Connie <i>Northrop</i> Bailey
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