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 William Slade

William Slade

Birth
Cornwall, Addison County, Vermont, USA
Death 18 Jan 1859 (aged 62)
Middlebury, Addison County, Vermont, USA
Burial Middlebury, Addison County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 22695 · View Source
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US Congressman, Vermont Governor. Graduate, Middlebury College, 1807. Studied law, admitted to bar in 1810, practiced in Middlebury. Democratic-Republican presidential elector, 1812. Publisher and Editor, "Columbian Patriot," 1814-15. Vermont Secretary of State, 1815-23. Judge, Addison County Court, 1816-22. Addison County State’s Attorney. Clerk, US State Department, 1823-29. Resumed Middlebury law practice. Elected as a Whig to US House, 1831-43. Opposed “gag rules” and was noted anti-slavery activist. Reporter, Vermont Supreme Court, 1844. Governor, 1844-46. Critic of federal policy on admission of Texas to Union, opposed Mexican War. Personal conflict with US Senator Samuel S. Phelps became a duel of pamphlets that degenerated into personal insults, costing him support of Whig party. Secretary and General Agent, National Board of Popular Education, agency working to place female teachers in schools of western US, 1846-56. Publisher "Vermont State Papers" (Middlebury, 1823), "The Laws of Vermont to 1824" (Windsor, 1825), "Reports of the Supreme Court of Vermont, Vol. XV," (Burlington, 1844).

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  • Added: 11 Jun 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22695
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Slade (9 May 1796–18 Jan 1859), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22695, citing Middlebury Cemetery, Middlebury, Addison County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .