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 Roswell Farnham

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Roswell Farnham

  • Birth 23 Jul 1827 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 5 Jan 1903 Bradford, Orange County, Vermont, USA
  • Burial Bradford, Orange County, Vermont, USA
  • Memorial ID 23278899

Vermont Governor. He was admitted to the bar in 1857, became a member of the State Senate the following year, and was Vermont State Attorney from 1859 to 1862. At the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted in the 1st Vermont Regiment and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant. When the 12th Vermont Volunteer Regiment was formed, he was appointed Lieutenant Colonel in command and served with distinction until discharged in 1863. Farnham was a member of the Republican State Committee (1865 to 1868) and elected to the State Senate in 1869 and 1870. In 1880, having received the state's largest majority vote ever, he was elected as a Republican the 38th Governor of Vermont serving until 1882. After his term, he resumed the practice of law and engaged in financial pursuits until his death.

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  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 7 Dec 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23278899
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Roswell Farnham (23 Jul 1827–5 Jan 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23278899, citing Upper Plain Cemetery, Bradford, Orange County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .