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 Richard Skinner

Richard Skinner

Birth
Litchfield, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
Death 23 May 1833 (aged 54)
Manchester, Bennington County, Vermont, USA
Burial Manchester, Bennington County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 22683 · View Source
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Vermont Governor, US Congressman. Completed college preparatory course. Graduated Litchfield Law School. Moved to Manchester, Vermont, admitted to bar, 1800. Bennington County State’s Attorney, 1801-13. and 1819; Probate Judge, Manchester district, 1806-13. US House, 1813-15. Unsuccessful candidate for reelection, losing to famed paleontologist Charles Marsh. Justice, Vermont Supreme Court, 1815-16. Declined to serve as Chief Justice, 1817. Vermont House, 1815. Again member, Vermont House 1818, served as Speaker. Bennington County State’s Attorney, 1819. Governor, 1820-23. Chief Justice, Vermont Supreme Court, 1823-28. President, northeastern branch, American Educational Society. Trustee, Middlebury College. Daughter Susan moved to Plattsburgh, New York and married Winslow C. Watson. Son, Mark, born September 13 1813, died September 16, 1887. Graduated Middlebury College, 1833, and studied law in Saratoga Springs, Albany, and New Haven. Moved to Chicago, 1836. Elected city attorney, 1839. Appointed US Attorney for Illinois, 1844. Illinois House, 1846. Judge, Cook County court of common pleas, 1851. Active in other civic and business pursuits

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  • Added: 11 Jun 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22683
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Skinner (30 May 1778–23 May 1833), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22683, citing Dellwood Cemetery, Manchester, Bennington County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .