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 Josiah Grout, Jr

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Josiah Grout, Jr

  • Birth 28 May 1841 Compton, Estrie Region, Quebec, Canada
  • Death 19 Jul 1925 Derby Line, Orleans County, Vermont, USA
  • Burial Derby, Orleans County, Vermont, USA
  • Memorial ID 13114430

Vermont Governor. Born to American parents in Compton, Quebec, he moved to Kirby, Vermont at age seven, was educated at Glover and St. Johnsbury Academies, and in 1861 enlisted for the Civil War as a Private in Company I, 1st Vermont Cavalry. Promoted to Major, he was wounded in 1863, and served on the Vermont-Canada border after the Confederate Raid on St. Albans. After the war he studied law, attaining admission to the bar in 1865. Grout also served as US Customs Collector in Island Pond, St. Albans and Newport. A Republican, he served in the Vermont House of Representatives in 1872 and 1874, and was Speaker in his second term. In 1874 he moved to Chicago, and later to Moline, Illinois, where he was President of the Moline Scale Company and a Rock Island County Supervisor. He returned to Vermont in 1880, practiced law, and owned a horse farm. Grout served in the Vermont House again in 1884, 1886 and 1888, and was Speaker in 1886 and 1888. He served in the Vermont Senate in 1892. Grout served as Governor from 1896 to 1898, afterwards returning to his law practice and farm, and serving in the Vermont House again in 1904. He was the author of 1919's "Memoir of General William Wallace Grout and autobiography of Josiah Grout," and 1925's "A Lincoln Book: A Soldier's Tribute to His Chief." His brother William W. Grout was a General in the Civil War and a US Congressman, and his son Aaron H. Grout served as Vermont Secretary of State from 1923 to 1927.

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  • Originally Created by: Bill McKern
  • Added: 24 Jan 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13114430
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Josiah Grout, Jr (28 May 1841–19 Jul 1925), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13114430, citing Derby Center Cemetery, Derby, Orleans County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .