Robert Pierpoint

Robert Pierpoint

Birth
Litchfield, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
Death 23 Sep 1864 (aged 73)
Rutland, Rutland County, Vermont, USA
Burial Rutland, Rutland County, Vermont, USA
Plot Section 22
Memorial ID 26866941 · View Source
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Vermont Lieutenant Governor. He moved to Manchester, Vermont at age seven and lived with an uncle. At age 16 he began to study law with Governor Richard Skinner, and in 1812 he was admitted to the bar and began a practice, first in Manchester, and later in Rutland. He was a US Tax Collector for the War of 1812 and served as Rutland County Clerk from 1820 to 1839. He was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives in 1819 and 1823, and he was a member of the Governor's Council from 1825 to 1831. Pierpoint was also a Delegate to the Vermont constitutional conventions of 1822 and 1828, and he served as Rutland County's Probate Judge from 1832 to 1833. He was Clerk of the Vermont House from 1832 to 1834. A Whig after the founding of that party, he served in the Vermont Senate from 1836 to 1840. From 1848 to 1849 Pierpoint was Lieutenant Governor, and he was a Circuit Court Judge from 1850 to 1856. Pierpoint was an original incorporator of the National Life Insurance Company, and he served in the Vermont House of Representatives for the final time in 1857. He was also a longtime trustee of the University of Vermont. His brother John (born 1805) served as Vermont's Chief Justice.


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  • Created by: Bill McKern
  • Added: 16 May 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 26866941
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Pierpoint (4 May 1791–23 Sep 1864), Find a Grave Memorial no. 26866941, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, Rutland County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Bill McKern (contributor 46817687) .