JOHN GRIFFITH McCULLOUGH of Bennington, Republican; born in
Delaware, September 16, 1835; occupation, a lawyer and railroading; located in town in May, 1873; graduate of Delaware
College, July, 1855, and Law School of University of Pennsylvania, 1858; was a member of the California Assembly in
1861, and the Senate, 1862; attorney general of California, 1863
to 1867; was a member of the Senate in 1898 and President pro tem
of that body. Religious preference, Congregationalist. Post-office address, North Bennington.
ZED S. STANTON of Roxbury, Republican, was born in Roxbury,
May 1, 1848; profession, lawyer; has always resided in Roxbury;
was educated in the common schools and at Northfield High School;
was a member of the House in 1884 and 1886; has held nearly all the town offices
repeatedly, and is now clerk, treasurer and school director; was assistant judge of Washington County Court
from 1884 to 1888 inclusive, state's attorney for Washington County from 1890 to 1896
inclusive, railroad commissioner 1896 to 1898, and chairman of the board from August 1, 1897, to
December 1, 1898; was a member of the Senate in 1900 and chairman of the committee on corporations
and on the committees on judiciary and railroads. Religious preference,
Congregationalist. Post-office address, Roxbury.
Secretary of Civil and Military
EDWARD LEWIS BATES of Bennington, Republican; born in
Bennington, January 24, 1859; profession, a lawyer, educated in
the public schools of Bennington; was State's attorney from 1864
to 1888, 1894 to 1898, and was re-elected in 1898; was special
prosecutor of criminal offences from 1890 to 1894; has been corporation attorney of the village of Bennington since 1893, was
on the staff of Governor Fuller from 1892 to 1894, was elected
Judge Advocate General in 1894, re-elected in 1896 and again in
1898. Religious preference, Baptist.
EDWARD C. BENNETT of Bennington, Republican, executive
clerk, was born in Bennington, September 5, 1873; he is a lawyer;
was educated in the Bennington High School and Norwich University, class of 1893; was deputy state auditor from 1899 to
1902 and is now town grand juror in Bennington. Religious preference, Congregationalist. Post-office address, Bennington.
GEORGE A. MATHERS of Bennington, Republican, messenger, was
born in Bennington, December 11, 1887; he is a student in the Bennington High School. Religious preference, Congregationalist.
Post-office address, Bennington.
JOHN L. BACON of Hartford, Republican; born in Chelsea, Vt.,
June 18, 1862; occupation, bank cashier; located in town in 1896;
educated in Chelsea Academy and St. Johnsbury Academy; was a member of the House of Representatives in 1892; has held the
office of county treasurer, Orange County, 1885; was first elected State treasurer in 1898, and has been twice re-elected.
Religious preference, Congregationalist. Post-office address,
White River Junction.
WILLIAM W. RUSSELL of Hartford, Republican; born in
Plymouth, N.H., May 22, 1876; occupation, State Treasurer's clerk; located in town in 1898; educated at Plymouth, (N.H.) High
School and Holderness School, Holderness, N.H.; served in the First New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, Wear with Spain, at
present first lieutenant and battalion adjutant 1st Regt. V. N.
G. Religious preference, Congregationalist. Post-office address, White River Junction.
Secretary of State
FREDERICK GLEED FLEETWOOD of Morristown, Republican, was
born in St. Johnsbury, September 27, 1869;profesion, lawyer; located in town in 1886. He was educated at St. Johnsbury
Academy in 1886, at University of Vermont for two years, until
1888; then entered Harvard, where he was graduated in 1891. He
was state's attorney of Lamoille County 1896 to 1898; town clerk
and treasurer of Morristown from March, 1896, to March, 1900; secretary of committee on revision of Vermont Statutes in 1893
and 1894; presidential elector on Republican ticket in 1900, and
messenger to carry out the vote to Washington. Religious preference, Episcopalian. Post-office address, Morrisville.
CHARLES S. DANA of New Haven, Republican, engrossing clerk,
was born in New Haven, September, 1862; is local editor of New
Haven News and a farmer; was educated in Beeman Academy; has held
the offices of census enumerator in 1890, lister in 1888, 89, 90
and 91, school director in 1896, 97, 98, 99 and 1900, secretary
of Addison County Agricultural Society in 1892, 93, 94, 98, 99
and 1900; assistant doorkeeper of the Senate in 1880, and assistant secretary of that body in 1890; served in the Columbian
Guards at the World's Fair at Chicago in 1893, and was president
of the Republican County Convention in 1896, member of the House
in 1900. Religious preference, Congregationalist.
JESSE A. HARVEY of Newfane, Republican, messenger, was born
in Cambridge, April 27, 1880; he is a clerk; was educated in the
common schools of Newfane. Religious preference, Congregationalist. Post-office address, Newfane.
Legislative Directory, Biennial Session, 1902, Prepared by Frederick G. Fleetwood, Secretary of State
Vermont Legislative Biographies