Feb. 11, 1829 West Fairlee Orange County Vermont, USA
Sep. 10, 1895 Irasburg Orleans County Vermont, USA
Vermont Lieutenant Governor. Born Ebenezer Pomeroy Colton and usually called E. Pomeroy Colton, he moved to Irasburg with his family at age 14, and after completing his education was active in construction, farming and lumbering. Originally a Whig in politics, he became a Republican when that party was founded in the 1850s. Colton served in the Vermont House of Representatives from 1859 to 1860 and in the Vermont Senate from 1870 to 1874. In 1876 he was again elected to the Vermont House. In 1878 he was elected Lieutenant Governor and served one term. Active in the Masons and other civic and fraternal organizations, Colton was the first Master of the Vermont Grange, serving from 1872 to 1877.