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 Consuelo Bentina “Connie” <I>Northrop</I> Bailey

Consuelo Bentina “Connie” Northrop Bailey

Sheldon, Franklin County, Vermont, USA
Death 9 Sep 1976 (aged 76)
Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA
Burial Sheldon, Franklin County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 29433987 · View Source
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Attorney, Politician. She graduated from the University of Vermont in 1921 and Boston University Law School in 1925. She served as Burlington Grand Juror from 1925 to 1926 and Chittenden County State's Attorney from 1926 to 1930. She served in the Vermont Senate from 1930 to 1931, and from 1931 to 1937 was Chief Assistant to Congressman and Senator Ernest W. Gibson. She became Vermont's female member of the Republican National Committee in 1936, a post she held until 1976, including service as Vice Chair and Secretary. In 1940 she married attorney Henry Albon Bailey (1893-1961), who served as a state legislator and was the city of Winooski's first Mayor, and they practiced law together. She was elected to the Vermont House in 1950 and served two terms, the final one as Speaker. In 1954 she won election to Vermont's second highest office, making her America's first woman Lieutenant Governor. She served from 1955 to 1957, and then retired from politics so that she could care for her terminally ill husband. In the 1960s she served as a Delegate to the United Nations Conference on the Status of Women. Her autobiography, "Leaves Before the Wind", was published the year after her death.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Consuelo Bentina “Connie” Northrop Bailey (19 Oct 1899–9 Sep 1976), Find A Grave Memorial no. 29433987, citing Sheldon Cemetery, Sheldon, Franklin County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .