Paul Brigham

Paul Brigham

Coventry, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA
Death 16 Jun 1824 (aged 78)
Norwich, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
Burial Norwich, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 13270197 · View Source
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2nd Vermont Governor. He was a Captain in the Revolutionary War, serving with the Continental Army at Germantown, Monmouth, Fort Mifflin and other battles. After the war he moved to Norwich, Vermont, where he became a local and state leader, serving in numerous offices including Member of the Vermont House of Representatives, Delegate to Vermont's constitutional conventions, High Sheriff of Windsor County, presidential elector, and Major General of the Vermont Militia. Brigham was Windsor County Assistant Judge from 1783 to 1786 and 1790 to 1795, Probate Judge in 1800, and Presiding Judge in 1801. He served on the Governor's Council from 1792 to 1796, and was Lieutenant Governor from 1796 to 1813, and acted as Governor in 1797 after the resignation and death of Governor Thomas Chittenden. After losing the lieutenant governorship in 1814, Brigham returned to the office in 1815 and served until 1820. The journal of his Army experiences was published as "A Revolutionary Diary of Captain Paul Brigham, November 19, 1777-September 4, 1778."

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