HOYT H. WHEELER of Brattleboro, Republican; District Judge;
born in Chesterfield, N.H., August 30, 1933; received an academical education at Chesterfield Academy and Newfane, Vt.;
read law with the Hon. Charles K. Field, then of Newfane, and with Bradley & Kellogg of Brattleboro; was admitted to the bar of
Windham County in 1859, and located in Jamaica the same year. He
represented Jamaica in 1867, and was a Senator from Windham County in 1868 and 1869; in the latter year he was elected a
Judge of the Supreme Court which position he continuously occupied until March 31, 1877, when he resigned, having been
appointed by President Hayes judge for the district of Vermont,
removed to Brattleboro in 1884. Religious preference, Congregationalist.
JAMES LOREN MARTIN of Brattleboro, Republican; District
Attorney; born in Landgrove, September 13, 1846. He is a lawyer,
and located in town in 1883; was educated in the schools of Londonderry, Vt., and Marlow, N.H., and graduated from the Albany
Law School in 1869; was a member of the General Assembly from Londonderry in 1874, 76, 78, 80, 82 and from Brattleboro in 92.
He was Speaker of the House of Representatives in 1878, 1880 and
1882. He has held the usual town offices, and was State's Attorney for Windham County in 1875-76 and State commissioner of
taxes, 1890-92. Religious preference, Universalist.
GEORGE EDDY JOHNSON of Burlington, Republican; Clerk of the
United States Court for the District of Vermont; born in Huntington, January 18, 1842, and moved to Burlington in 1871;
was educated in the common schools; he was town clerk, treasurer,
and postmaster of Huntington in 1868, 1869, 1870 and 1871; deputy
collector of internal revenue in 1872 and 1873; and deputy clerk
of the United States Court from July, 1874, until he was appointed clerk in August, 1885. Religious preference, Liberal.
FRED ALFRED FIELD of Rutland City, Republican; United States
Marshal; born in Brandon, June 7, 1850; occupation, an investment
banker; located in town in 1862; educated in the public schools
of Brandon and Rutland and at Burr and Burton Seminary; has held
the offices of postmaster 1889-92, postoffice inspector, for five
years a member of the board of village trustees, city school commissioner, chairman Republican county and city committees, and
member of the congressional district committee; is auditor of the
Rutland Street Railroad Company, People's Gas Light Company, and
Rutland Savings Bank. Religious preference, Congregationalist.
Post-office address, Rutland City.
OLIN MERRILL of Enosburg, Republican; Collector of Customs
for the District of Vermont; born in Plainfield, March 11, 1854;
occupation, a manufacturer; located in town in 1873; educated at
the Vermont Methodist Seminary; was a member of the House of Representatives in 1890 and of the Senate in 1892; was second
assistant clerk of the House in 1878 and 1889, and first assistant in 1878 and 1880; was appointed railroad commissioner
in 1894, and made chairman, resigning in August, 1897, and was
soon after appointed collector; was a member of the Republican
State committee for many years and its chairman for several years
prior to 1898. Religious preference, Methodist. Post office,
ZOPHAR M. MANSUR of Brighton, Republican, Collector of
Customs for the District of Memphremagog; born in Morgan, November 23, 1843; profession, a lawyer, and located in Brighton
in May, 1866; was educated at Derby Academy; was a corporal of
Company K, Tenth Regiment Vermont Volunteers, and served three
years in the War of the Rebellion; was postmaster at Island Point
from February 27, 1867, to Nov. 10, 1885, and has repeatedly held
various town offices; represented Brighton in the House of Representatives in 1886, when he served on the judiciary
committee on military affairs; Lieutenant-Governor 1894-96; appointed Collector of Customs in 1897. Religious preference,
Methodist. Post-office address, Island Point, Vt.
Legislative Directory, Biennial Session, 1902, Prepared by Frederick G. Fleetwood, Secretary of State
Vermont Legislative Biographies