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 Redfield Proctor, Jr

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Redfield Proctor, Jr

Vermont Governor. Born in Proctor, Vermont, he received a degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1902 and was employed as an executive at Vermont Marble, his family's business. He was also prominent in other businesses and trade groups, including serving as President of the Proctor Trust Company and the Clarendon and Pittsford Railroad, and serving on the board of directors of Boston's Shawmut Bank, the National Association of Manufacturers and the US Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he was involved in several civic activities, including serving as a member of the Vermont Sanitarium Board of Trustees, and as a Trustee of Middlebury College, Vassar College and the University of Vermont. Active in the Republican party, he served as a Selectman for the Town of Proctor before winning election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 1912 and 1915, and the Vermont Senate in 1917, and serving as a Delegate to the 1920 Republican national convention. He enlisted in the Army for World War I, was commissioned as a Captain in the Corps of Engineers, and later attained the rank of Colonel in the Army Reserve. In 1922 he was elected Governor and he served from 1923 to 1925. His term was marked by success at modernizing Vermont's state government, including authorizing the executive branch to employ a budget director and propose the state budget, and enabling the Governor to remove commissioners and department heads. After his term Proctor returned to Vermont Marble, serving as its President until retiring and becoming Chairman of the Board of Directors in 1952, a position in which he served until his death in Proctor. He was the son of US Senator and Secretary of War Redfield Proctor, the brother of Governor Fletcher Proctor, and the uncle of Governor Mortimer Proctor.

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  • Added: 12 Jul 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23049
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Redfield Proctor, Jr (13 Apr 1879–5 Feb 1957), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23049, citing South Street Cemetery, Proctor, Rutland County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .