WILLIAM PAUL DILLINGHAM of Waterbury, Republican, was born
in Waterbury, Dec. 12, 1843. He received a common school and academic education, attending Newbury Seminary and Kimball Union
Academy. Studied law with Matt H. Carpenter in Milwaukee and was
admitted to the bar of Vermont in September, 1867; was secretary
of civil and military affairs in 1866, and in 1874-76; state's
attorney for Washington County, 1872-76; member of the Vermont
House of Representatives, 1876 and 1884, and of the Vermont Senate in 1878 and 1880; was commissioner of state taxes, 1882-88, and Governor 1888-90.On October 18, 1900, he was elected, in
joint assembly, United States Senator to fill the unexpired portion of the term ending March 4, 1903.
REDFIELD PROCTOR of Proctor, Republican; born in Cavendish,
June 1, 1831. He graduated at Dartmouth College and at Albany
Law School; served as Lieutenant and Quartermaster of the 3rd Vt.
Vols.;on staff of Major-General William F. (Baldy) Smith, and was
Major of the 5th and Colonel of the 15th Vermont Regiments; was a
member of the Vermont House of Representatives in 1867, 1868 and
1888; was a member of the Senate, and President pro tempore of
that body, in 1874; was Lieutenant-Governor from 1876 to 1878,
and Governor from 1878 to 1880; was delegate to the Republican
National Conventions of 1884 and 1888, and Secretary of War from
March, 1889, to November, 1891; was appointed United States Senator by Governor Page, November 2, 1891, to fill, until the
election of his successor, the vacancy caused by the resignation
of Hon. George F. Edmunds. In 1892 he was elected for the unexpired portion of the term ending March 4, 1893, and also for
the full term of six years from March 4, 1893, and was re-elected
in 1898. Religious preference, Methodist.
DAVID JOHNSON FOSTER of Burlington, Republican; born in
Barnet, June 27, 1857; profession, a lawyer, and located in town
in 1880; was educated at St. Johnsbury Academy and Dartmouth College, class of 1880; held the offices of city grand juror and
city school commissioner from 1885 to 1887; state's attorney for
Chittenden County from 1886 to 1890; was normal school examiner
from 1884 to 1886, and Senator from Chittenden County in 1892;
was appointed commissioner of state taxes in 1894-98, and appointed chairman of the railroad commission in 1898; was
elected to Fifty-seventh Congress in 1900, and to Fifty-eighth
Congress in 1902. Religious preference, Congregationalist.
KITTRDGE HASKINS of Brattleboro, Republican, born in Dover,
April 8, 1836; profession, attorney; admitted to the bar in April, 1858; located in town in 1863; educated in the common
schools and under a private tutor; served as first lieutenant in
Sixteenth Vermont regiment, Company I, War of Rebellion; was a
member of the House of Representatives in 1872 and 1896 and 1898,
Senator in 1892, serving on judiciary committee on military affairs, being chairman of the former; has held the offices of
state's attorney, 1870-71, United States district attorney, 1880-87, justice of peace since 1861, chairman of state commission to
define boundary line between Massachusetts and Vermont since 1892, Speaker of House of Representatives at special session in
May, 1898, also regular session; was elected to Fifty-seventh Congress in 1900, and to Fifty-eighth Congress in 1902.
Religious preference, Episcopalian.
Legislative Directory, Biennial Session, 1902, Prepared by Frederick G. Fleetwood, Secretary of State
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