John Boardman Page

John Boardman Page

Rutland, Rutland County, Vermont, USA
Death 24 Oct 1885 (aged 59)
Rutland, Rutland County, Vermont, USA
Burial Rutland, Rutland County, Vermont, USA
Plot Page Circle, bet. Sections 14 & 15
Memorial ID 13083156 · View Source
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Vermont Governor. When he was 16 he began work at the National Bank of Rutland, where his father was Cashier, and he eventually became bank President. He was also a partner in the Brandon Manufacturing Company, producer of world famous Howe Scales, a partner in the Sutherland Falls Marble Company, which was later acquired by the Vermont Marble Company, President of the Rutland Railroad, and Vice President of the Central Vermont Railroad. He served in the Vermont House of Representatives from 1852 to 1854. During the Civil War he was an Allotment Commissioner, responsible for visiting Vermont units to collect money from soldiers and distribute it back home to support their families. A Republican, he served as State Treasurer from 1860 to 1866, and Governor from 1867 to 1869. He then resumed his business interests, also returning to the Vermont House for one term in 1880. In 1885 Page was the defendant in a nationally publicized lawsuit brought by the Rutland Railroad, which attempted to recover $125,000 ($4 million in 2007) by claiming Page committed fraud while he was its President. Public sentiment was initially against him, but turned positive as evidence was presented in a trial that lasted more than four months. The trial ended with his vindication, but he died soon afterwards.

Bio by: Bill McKern

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