Stephen Royce, III

Stephen Royce, III

Tinmouth, Rutland County, Vermont, USA
Death 11 Nov 1868 (aged 81)
Berkshire, Franklin County, Vermont, USA
Burial East Berkshire, Franklin County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 13074389 · View Source
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Governor of Vermont. He grew up in Tinmouth and graduated from Middlebury College in 1807. He taught school in Sheldon, studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1809. Royce was Franklin County State's Attorney from 1816 to 1818. He served in the Vermont House from 1815 to 1816 and 1822 to 1824. Royce was a Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court from 1825 to 1827, and again from 1829 to 1846. In 1846 he became Vermont's Chief Justice and served until 1852. Royce was elected Governor and reelected to a second one-year term, serving from 1854 to 1855. He was Vermont's first Republican Governor. Beginning with his election, Vermont elected only Republican Governors from the founding of the Republican party in 1854 until Democrat Phil Hoff won the office in 1962. Stephen Royce was the uncle of Vermont Chief Justice and Congressman Homer E. Royce.

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