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 Aaron Leland

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Aaron Leland

  • Birth 28 May 1761 Holliston, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 25 Aug 1832 Chester, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
  • Burial Chester, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
  • Memorial ID 26824655

Vermont Lieutenant Governor. He was ordained as a Baptist minister in 1785 and settled in Chester in 1786. Leland was a successful pastor and preacher, building up a church which gave rise to congregations in Andover and Grafton, Massachusetts, and Weathersfield and Jamaica, Vermont. Active in politics as a Democratic-Republican, Leland served in local offices including Town Clerk and Selectman, and was Windsor County Assistant Judge for eighteen years. He also served in the Vermont House of Representatives from 1801 to 1811, and served as Speaker three times. He was also a member of the Governor's Council and served as one of Vermont's presidential electors in 1820. Leland served as Lieutenant Governor from 1822 to 1827, and declined to be nominated for Governor in 1828, preferring instead to continue serving as pastor of his church. Though he had been a Mason, in the late 1820s Leland became active in Vermont's Antimasonic movement.


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  • Created by: Bill McKern
  • Added: 14 May 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 26824655
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Aaron Leland (28 May 1761–25 Aug 1832), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26824655, citing Brookside Cemetery, Chester, Windsor County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Bill McKern (contributor 46817687) .