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Richard Skinner
Birth: May 30, 1778
Litchfield County
Connecticut, USA
Death: May 23, 1833
Bennington County
Vermont, USA

Vermont Governor, US Congressman. Completed college preparatory course. Graduated Litchfield Law School. Moved to Manchester, Vermont, admitted to bar, 1800. Bennington County State’s Attorney, 1801-13. and 1819; Probate Judge, Manchester district, 1806-13. US House, 1813-15. Unsuccessful candidate for reelection, losing to famed paleontologist Charles Marsh. Justice, Vermont Supreme Court, 1815-16. Declined to serve as Chief Justice, 1817. Vermont House, 1815. Again member, Vermont House 1818, served as Speaker. Bennington County State’s Attorney, 1819. Governor, 1820-23. Chief Justice, Vermont Supreme Court, 1823-28. President, northeastern branch, American Educational Society. Trustee, Middlebury College. Daughter Susan moved to Plattsburgh, New York and married Winslow C. Watson. Son, Mark, born September 13 1813, died September 16, 1887. Graduated Middlebury College, 1833, and studied law in Saratoga Springs, Albany, and New Haven. Moved to Chicago, 1836. Elected city attorney, 1839. Appointed US Attorney for Illinois, 1844. Illinois House, 1846. Judge, Cook County court of common pleas, 1851. Active in other civic and business pursuits (bio by: Bill McKern) 
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  Timothy Skinner (1745 - 1823)
  Fanny Pierpont Skinner (1782 - 1843)*
  Susan Skinner Watson (1804 - 1845)*
  Frances Skinner Watson (1808 - 1829)*
  Mark Skinner (1813 - 1887)*
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Dellwood Cemetery
Bennington County
Vermont, USA
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Record added: Jun 11, 2001
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