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Elbert Sidney BRIGHAM

(1877-1962)

BRIGHAM, Elbert Sidney, a Representative from Vermont; born in St. Albans, Franklin County, Vt., October 19, 1877; attended the graded schools; was graduated from St. Albans High School in 1898 and from Middlebury (Vt.) College in 1903; engaged in agricultural pursuits and the breeding of dairy cattle; auditor for the town of St. Albans in 1911 and 1912; State commissioner of agriculture 1913-1924; member of the National Agricultural Advisory Committee and of the United States Food Administration, Washington, D.C., in 1918; trustee of Middlebury College 1922-1960; director, National Life Insurance Co., in 1925; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth, Seventieth, and Seventy-first Congresses (March 4, 1925-March 3, 1931); was not a candidate for renomination in 1930; member of Reconstruction Finance Corporation in 1932; chairman of Vermont Advisory Banking Board, 1933-1936; president, National Life Insurance Co., Montpelier, Vt., 1937-1948; president, Franklin County Savings Bank & Trust Co., St. Albans, Vt., 1944-1957 and chairman of the board 1957-1962; died in St. Albans City, Vt., July 5, 1962; interment in St. Albans Bay Cemetery, St. Albans Town, Vt.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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