STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION
WALTER EUGENE RANGER of Johnson, Republican; was born in
Wilton, Me., November 22, 1852; was educated in the public schools, at Milton Academy, and graduated from Bates College,
class of '79; has been principal of the Nichols Latin School at Lewiston, Me., of Lennox High School at Lenox, Mass., and in 1883
was made principal of the Lyndon Institute, which position he held until his election as principal of the state normal school
at Johnson in 1896; was elected state superintendent of education in October, 1900, to succeed Mason S. Stone; has been president
of the Alumni Association of Bates College. Religious preference, Free Will Baptist.
JAMES W. BROOK of Montpelier, Republican, was born in
Barnet, May 11, 1839; he is president of the American Fidelity Company, president of the Union Mutual Fire Insurance Company,
and of the Montpelier Savings Bank and Trust Company; was educated in the common schools; was representative from
Montpelier in 1884; senator from Washington County in 1892; has held all the usual town offices. Religious preference,
Congregationalist. Post-office address, Montpelier.
JOHN EDWARD ADAMS of Swanton, Republican; assistant
sergeant-at-arms; born in Sheldon,October25th, 1879; educated at Swanton High School, and is at present a
student in the University of Vermont, class of 1902. Religious preference, Congregationalist.
GEORGE J. MUNSON of Burlington, Republican; assistant; was
born in Burlington, August 26, 1877. He is a student in the Burlington High School. Religious preference, Unitarian. Post-
office address, Burlington.
CECIL S. WINCH of Northfield, Republican; assistant; was
born in Northfield, September 8, 1888; he is a student in the Northfield High School. Religious preference, Congregationalist.
Post-office address, Northfield.
ADJUTANT AND INSPECTOR GENERAL AND
WILLIAM H. GILMORE of Fairlee, Republican; born in Fairlee,
October 17, 1839; occupation, a farmer; educated at New London Academy; was a member of Co. D, 8th Vt. Vols., and was promoted
to Quartermaster-Sergeant of that regiment; was a member of the House of Representatives in 1878; and of the Senate in 1882; has
held the usual town offices, and has been town treasurer of Fairlee for twenty-five years; was elected Quartermaster-General
in 1886, and has been re-elected biennially since; in September, 1900, was appointed Adjutant and Inspector General and in
November, 1900, elected Adjutant and Inspector-General, ex officio Quartermaster-General. Religious preference,
HAMILTON SULLIVAN PECK, Republican, of Burlington, born in
Royalston, Mass., October 22, 1845; profession, a lawyer; educated in Burlington High School and at University of Vermont;
admitted to practice law in Chittenden county in 1873; state's attorney of that county, 1878-80; alderman in Burlington, 1883-85, city judge, 1888-94 and mayor in 1896-97; was secretary of
the republican state committee 1892-96.
EDWARD M. GODDARD of Montpelier, Republican; first assistant
librarian; born in Virginia City, Montana, the 30th day of May, 1869; educated in Windsor High School, Holderness School for Boys
and at Rock Point Institute; studied law four years in the office of Gilbert A. Davis of Windsor and one year in the office of John
H. Senter of Montpelier; was admitted to the Vermont Bar in October, 1898, and soon after
became the junior partner of the law firm of Senter & Goddard. He was appointed assistant
librarian in May, 1901, to succeed Thomas L. Wood. Religious preference, Episcopalian.
WILLIAM N. THERIAULT of Montpelier, Republican; second
assistant librarian; was born in Montpelier, November 2, 1877; he is a lawyer; was educated at St. Michael's parochial school and
the Washington County Grammar School and read law with the firm of Dillingham, Huse & Howland; was messenger in the library in
1896 and assistant in 1898 and 1900; he served as a corporal in Co. H, 1st Vt. Vols., during Spanish-American War. Religious
preference, Roman Catholic. Post-office address, Montpelier.
Legislative Directory, Biennial Session, 1902, Prepared by Frederick G. Fleetwood, Secretary of State
Vermont Legislative Biographies