US -Smith, John Gregory - Governor, VT

John Gregory Smith:
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Born: July 22, 1818
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Birthplace: Saint Albans Vermont
Father: US Congressman John Smith 1789 – 1858
(Buried: Greenwood Cemetery Saint Albans Vermont)
Mother: Maria Waitstill Curtis 1791 – 1877
(Buried: Greenwood Cemetery Saint Albans Vermont)

Wife: Ann Eliza Brainerd 1819 – 1905
(Buried: Greenwood Cemetery Saint Albans Vermont)


Brother:
US Congressman Worthington Curtis Smith 1823 – 1894
(Buried: Greenwood Cemetery Saint Albans Vermont)


Children:

Julia Burnett Smith 1856 – 1929
(Buried: Greenwood Cemetery Saint Albans Vermont)



Political Party: Republican Party



Education:
1838: Graduated from University of Vermont
Attended Yale University Law School
1842: Received Master of Arts Degree from University of Vermont

Occupation before War:
Attorney and Railroad Management Businessman in Saint Albans
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Trustee of Vermont and Canada Railroad Company
1858 – 1859: Vermont State Senator
1860 – 1863: Vermont State Representative

Civil War Career:
1860 – 1863: Vermont State Representative
1862 – 1863: Speaker of Vermont State House of Representatives
1863 – 1865: Governor of Vermont
Helped to obtain medical care for Vermont’s Union Soldiers
Helped secure a right for Soldiers to vote Absentee
1864: His home was part of the Confederate Saint Albans Raid

Occupation after War:

One of the originators of Northern Pacific Railroad
1865 – 1891: Attorney in Saint Albans Vermont
1866 – 1872: President of Northern Pacific Railroad
1872: Vermont Chairman to Republican Party National Convention
1880: Vermont Chairman to Republican Party National Convention
1884: Vermont Chairman to Republican Party National Convention
1886: Withdrew his name in consideration for United States Senator
1891: Withdrew his name in Consideration for United States Senator


Died:
November 6, 1891
Place of Death: Saint Albans Vermont
Cause of Death: Heart Disease
Age at time of Death: 73 years old
Burial Place: Greenwood Cemetery Saint Albans Vermont
 
Joined
Sep 15, 2018
Location
South Texas
He was not at home when the members of the St. Albans Raiding party came to his house. But they were greeted at the front door by his wife brandishing a pistol. It was unloaded but the raiders didn't know it.
 
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