Harold John Arthur

Harold John Arthur

Whitehall, Washington County, New York, USA
Death 19 Jul 1971 (aged 67)
Plattsburgh, Clinton County, New York, USA
Burial Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 13193116 · View Source
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Vermont Governor. He graduated from Albany Business College in 1922 and worked as a bank clerk and manager of a retail business. From 1927 to 1929 he was an assistant to Governor John Weeks, and from 1928 to 1934 he was state Superintendent of the US Employment Service. He was then employed as a stenographer by attorney and future US Senator Warren Austin. While working for Austin, Arthur received a law degree from LaSalle Extension University and became an attorney. He was President of Vermont's Young Republican Club, and an Assistant Grand Juror and Justice of the Peace in Burlington. Arthur enlisted in the National Guard in 1928, and during World War II served with Vermont's 43rd Division in the Pacific Theater. He was Assistant Clerk of the Vermont House from 1931 to 1939, and Chief Clerk and Parliamentarian from 1939 to 1949. In 1948 he was elected Lieutenant Governor, serving from 1949 until becoming Governor when Ernest Gibson resigned to become a federal judge. Arthur was Governor from January, 1950 to January, 1951. He did not run for a full term in 1950, and was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican US House nomination. He was the unsuccessful Republican nominee for the US House in 1958. Arthur also served in leadership roles with the Elks, Grange, Masons, Eagles, Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias, and Chamber of Commerce, and was a University of Vermont Trustee.

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