Julius Converse

Julius Converse

Birth
Stafford, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA
Death 16 Aug 1885 (aged 86)
Dixville Notch, Coos County, New Hampshire, USA
Burial Woodstock, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 13086655 · View Source
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Vermont Governor. He was educated at Vermont's Randolph Academy, studied law, and became an attorney in Bethel in 1826. Converse served in the Vermont House of Representatives in 1833 and the Vermont Senate from 1836 to 1840. He then moved to Woodstock, where he resumed practicing law and served as Windsor County State's Attorney from 1844 to 1847. He returned to the Vermont House in 1847, serving until 1849. From 1850 to 1851 Converse was Vermont's Lieutenant Governor. He served in the Vermont House for the third time from 1867 to 1868. In 1872 he was selected as the Republican nominee for Governor even though he was over 70 years old and was not an active candidate. His nomination was regarded by observers as a way to block the candidacy of railroad magnate Frederick Billings, who had only recently returned to Vermont from California. Converse won the general election and served as Governor from 1872 to 1874, afterwards living in retirement. In 1873 Converse married 31 year old Jane Alvira Martin, his second wife, and they became the parents of a daughter in 1874.

Bio by: Bill McKern


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  • Originally Created by: Bill McKern
  • Added: 22 Jan 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13086655
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Julius Converse (17 Dec 1798–16 Aug 1885), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13086655, citing River Street Cemetery, Woodstock, Windsor County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .