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 John Griffith McCullough

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John Griffith McCullough

  • Birth 16 Sep 1835 Newark, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
  • Death 29 May 1915 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Burial Bennington, Bennington County, Vermont, USA
  • Memorial ID 11889154

Governor of Vermont. He graduated from Delaware College in 1855 and the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1858, afterwards establishing a practice in Philadelphia. He later moved to Mariposa, California, and took part in the effort to keep the state in the Union during the Civil War. He was elected to the California Assembly in 1861 and served as state Attorney General from 1863 to 1867. In 1873 he returned to the eastern United States, became an executive or director of several railroads, banks and insurance companies, and kept homes in Vermont and New York City. He was a Delegate to the Republican national conventions in 1880, 1888 and 1900. In 1898 he was elected to the Vermont Senate and served one term, also holding the office of Senate President. In 1902 he was the successful Republican nominee for Governor and served one term. During his governorship, Vermont ended statewide prohibition on the sale of alcohol in favor of a local option law. His wife Eliza was the granddaughter of Governor Hiland Hall and the daughter of prominent attorney Trenor Park, and the family's home, Bennington's Park-McCullough House, is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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  • Added: 5 Oct 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11889154
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Griffith McCullough (16 Sep 1835–29 May 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11889154, citing Old Bennington Cemetery, Bennington, Bennington County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .