Abram William Foote

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Abram William Foote

  • Birth 24 Oct 1862 Cornwall, Addison County, Vermont, USA
  • Death 14 May 1941 Middlebury, Addison County, Vermont, USA
  • Burial West Cornwall, Addison County, Vermont, USA
  • Memorial ID 26972912

Vermont Lieutenant Governor. Educated in Middlebury, he was a farmer and businessman, with interests in banking, insurance and other companies. Foote organized the Cornwall Telephone Company and built the first line from Addison County to Burlington, a venture he later sold to New England Telephone. In 1908 he organized the Rutland County Telephone Company, of which he served as General Manager. A Republican, he served in several local offices in Cornwall and was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives from 1900 to 1901. Foote was elected Addison County Assistant Judge in 1902, and reelected in 1904. He again won election to the Vermont House in 1914, serving one term. Foote won election to the Vermont Senate in 1916, serving from 1917 to 1919. In 1920 he was elected Lieutenant Governor and served from 1921 to 1923. Foote served in the Vermont House of Representatives again from 1931 to 1933. He was the grandfather of Ralph A. Foote, who served as Lieutenant Governor from 1961 to 1965. In 1907 Foote published a family history, "The Foote Family, Comprising The Genealogy and History of Nathaniel Foote Of Weathersfield, Conn. And His Descendants".


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  • Created by: Bill McKern
  • Added: 20 May 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 26972912
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Abram William Foote (24 Oct 1862–14 May 1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26972912, citing Evergreen Cemetery, West Cornwall, Addison County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Bill McKern (contributor 46817687) .