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George David “Gov” Aiken

  • Birth 20 Aug 1892 Dummerston Center, Windham County, Vermont, USA
  • Death 19 Nov 1984 Montpelier, Washington County, Vermont, USA
  • Burial Putney, Windham County, Vermont, USA
  • Memorial ID 6599269

Vermont Governor, U.S. Senator. He was successful in the fruit farming business and also engaged in the commercial cultivation of wildflowers. He was a member of the Vermont State House of Representatives, (1931-35) and Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, (1935-37). In 1937, he was elected as a Republican the 64th Governor of Vermont, serving until 1941. While in office as Governor, he was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate, in 1940, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Ernest W. Gibson, but did not assume office until 1941. For the next 34 years, he served as a U.S. Senator, (1941-75). At the time of his retirement, he was the senior member of the U.S. Senate.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 12 Jul 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6599269
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George David “Gov” Aiken (20 Aug 1892–19 Nov 1984), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6599269, citing Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Putney, Windham County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .