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US Fairbanks, Erastus - Gov. of Vermont

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Erastus Fairbanks

Born: October 28, 1792
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Birthplace: Brimfield, Massachusetts

Father: Joseph Fairbanks 1763 – 1846
(Buried: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Saint Johnsbury, Vermont)​

Mother: Phebe Paddock 1760 – 1853
(Buried: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Saint Johnsbury, Vermont)​

Wife: Lois Crossman 1792 – 1866
(Buried: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Saint Johnsbury, Vermont)​

Children:

Jane Fairbanks Jewett 1816 – 1852​
(Buried: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Saint Johnsbury, Vermont)​
George Fairbanks 1819 – 1842​
(Buried: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Saint Johnsbury, Vermont)​
Governor Horace Fairbanks 1820 – 1888​
(Buried: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Saint Johnsbury, Vermont)​
Julia Fairbanks Paddock 1824 – 1884​
(Buried: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Saint Johnsbury, Vermont)​
Franklin Fairbanks 1828 – 1895​
(Buried: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Saint Johnsbury, Vermont)​
Sarah Fairbanks Stone 1831 – 1909​
(Buried: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Saint Johnsbury, Vermont)​
Emily Fairbanks Goodell 1833 – 1909​
(Buried: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Saint Johnsbury, Vermont)​
Ellen Fairbanks 1834 – 1842​
(Buried: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Saint Johnsbury, Vermont)​

Political Party: Republican Party

Signature:
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Occupation before War:


Store Owner in Wheelock, Vermont​
Part Owner of a Manufacturing Company in St. Johnsbury, Vermont​
1836 – 1838: Vermont State Representative​
1842: Founder of Saint Johnsbury, Vermont Academy​
1844: Whig Party Presidential Elector​
1848: Whig Party Presidential Elector​
President of Passumpsic Railroad Company​
1852 – 1853: Governor of Vermont​
1855 – 1859: Member of Republican Party National Committee​
Known as one of the founders of the Republican Political Party​
1856: Vermont Delegate to Republican Party National Convention​

Civil War Role:

1860 – 1861: Governor of Vermont​
Helped Aide in equipment and dispatch troops from Vermont​

Died: November 20, 1864

Place of Death: Saint Johnsbury, Vermont

Age at time of Death: 72 years old

Burial Place: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Saint Johnsbury, Vermont
 
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How long is the term for governor of Vermont? He made the pledge not to seek reelection in 1861 . This pledge was made in the 1860 election campaign.
 
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