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Redfield Proctor (June 1, 1831March 4, 1908) was an American politician in the Republican Party. He served as Governor of Vermont from 1878 to 1880, as Secretary of War from 1889 to 1891, and as a United States Senator for Vermont from 1891 to 1908. June 1 is the 152nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (153rd in leap years), with 213 days remaining. ... 1831 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1908 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... A politician is an individual involved in politics. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... This is a list of Governors of Vermont: As an Independent Republic Thomas Chittenden (None) 1778-1789 Moses Robinson (None) 1789-1790 Thomas Chittenden (None) 1790-1791 As a State Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Vermont ... 1878 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1880 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The Secretary of War was a member of the Presidents Cabinet, beginning with George Washingtons administration. ... 1889 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1891 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... 1891 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1908 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Proctor was a native of Proctorsville, a town named after his family, in Rutland County, Vermont. His father, Jabez Proctor, was a farmer, a merchant, and a prominent local Whig politician. Rutland County is a county located in the state of Vermont. ...


After graduating from Dartmouth College in 1851, Redfield Proctor returned to Proctorsville, where he became first a businessman, and later a lawyer. He married Emily Jane Dutton in 1858, and moved to Boston two years later. For other uses of the name Dartmouth, see Dartmouth Dartmouth College is a private university in Hanover, New Hampshire, and a member of the Ivy League. ... 1851 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... City nickname: Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe), Athens of America Location Location in Massachusetts Government Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas Menino (Dem) Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 89. ...


Proctor fought with distinction in the American Civil War, rising to the rank of colonel in the Fifteenth Vermont Regiment. The American Civil War was fought in North America from 1861 until 1865 between the United States of America – forces coming mostly from the 23 northern states of the Union – and the newly-formed Confederate States of America, which consisted of 11 southern states that had declared their secession. ...


After being mustered out of military service in 1863, Proctor initially returned to practicing law, this time in Rutland, Vermont. Four years later, he became a businessman again, taking a job as a manager in the Sutherland Falls Marble Company. In 1880, this company merged with another to become the Vermont Marble Company, over which Proctor served as president. Six years later, the area containing the company's marble quarries was split into a separate town, called Proctor. 1863 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Rutland, Vermont Rutland is a town located in Rutland County, Vermont. ... Proctor, Vermont Proctor is a town located in Rutland County, Vermont. ...


During these years, Proctor began his political career. After serving four non-consecutive terms in the Vermont state legislature, Proctor was elected lieutenant governor of Vermont in 1876. Two years later, he was elected governor, for a single two-year term. A Lieutenant Governor is a government official who is the subordinate or deputy of a Governor or Governor-General. ...


Proctor remained active in state politics after stepping down as governor. In 1888, he led the Vermont delegation to the Republican National Convention, where he seconded the presidential nomination of Benjamin Harrison. This article is about the President. ...


After Harrison was elected to the Presidency, he chose Proctor to be his Secretary of War. At the War Department, Proctor made a mark with his managerial skill and reforming zeal, with which he modernized the armed forces and improved the living conditions of enlisted soldiers. The Secretary of War was a member of the Presidents Cabinet, beginning with George Washingtons administration. ...


Proctor left the War Department in November, 1891 to become a United States senator, filling a vacancy caused by resignation. He remained a senator for the rest of his life, and was an effective advocate in the Senate for high tariffs and the gold standard, as well as an influence on the military policies of the McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt administrations. The name Mckinley redirects here. ... Theodore Roosevelt (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919) was the twenty-fifth (1901) Vice President and the twenty-sixth (1901-09) President of the United States, succeeding to the office upon the assassination of William McKinley. ...


Proctor died in Washington, DC. Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United...


Two of Proctor's children, Fletcher D. Proctor and Redfield Proctor, Jr., served as Governors of Vermont. Redfield Proctor, Jr. ... This is a list of Governors of Vermont: As an Independent Republic Thomas Chittenden (None) 1778-1789 Moses Robinson (None) 1789-1790 Thomas Chittenden (None) 1790-1791 As a State Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Vermont ...


References

  • Garraty, John A. and Mark C. Carnes. American National Biography, vol. 17, "Proctor, Redfield". New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
  • United States Army biography of Redfield Proctor


Preceded by:
William C. Endicott
United States Secretary of War
18891891
Succeeded by:
Stephen B. Elkins


William Crowninshield Endicott (November 19, 1826 - May 6, 1900) was an American politician. ... The Secretary of War was a member of the Presidents Cabinet, beginning with George Washingtons administration. ... 1889 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1891 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Stephen Benton Elkins (September 26, 1841 - January 4, 1911) was an American industrialist and political figure. ...


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Proctor, Vermont Town Political History (4244 words)
Proctor is known as the "Marble Capital of the United States." (Swift, 415) It is home to quarries and finishing plants, along with the corporate headquarters and visitors exhibit of the Vermont Marble Company.
Redfield Proctor, the eventual marble tycoon and architect of the town that bears his name, was born in 1831 in Cavendish, located in Windsor County.
Redfield Proctor, as mentioned, was governor in 1878; his son Fletcher in 1878; Redfield, Jr., in 1922; and Fletcher's son, Mortimer, in 1945.
Redfield Proctor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (896 words)
Redfield Proctor (June 1, 1831–March 4, 1908) was a U.S. politician of the Republican Party.
Proctor was a native of Proctorsville (a village in Cavendish, Vermont), named after his family, in Rutland County, Vermont.
In October, 1862, Major Proctor was promoted to the colonelcy of the 15th Vermont Volunteers, and participated in the Gettysburg Campaign, but was stationed in the rear and did not participate in the battle.
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