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Porter Hinman DALE

(1867-1933)
Senate Years of Service:
1923-1933
Party:
Republican

DALE, Porter Hinman, a Representative and a Senator from Vermont; born in Island Pond, Essex County, Vt., March 1, 1867; attended the public schools and Eastman Business College; studied in Philadelphia and Boston and spent two years in study with a Shakespearean scholar and actor; taught school in Green Mountain Seminary, Waterbury, Vt., and Bates College, Lewiston, Maine; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1896 and commenced practice at Island Pond; chief deputy collector of customs at Island Pond 1897-1910, when he resigned; appointed judge of the Brighton municipal court in 1910; member, State senate 1910-1914; served in the State militia and as colonel on the staff of the Governor; interested in the lumber, electric, and banking businesses; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1915, until August 11, 1923, when he resigned to become a candidate for the United States Senate; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Treasury (Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses); elected as a Republican to the United States Senate on November 6, 1923, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William P. Dillingham during the term ending March 3, 1927; reelected in 1926, and again in 1932, and served from November 7, 1923, until his death at his summer home in Westmore, Vt., October 6, 1933; chairman, Committee on Civil Service (Sixty-ninth through Seventy-second Congresses); interment in Lakeside Cemetery, Island Pond, Vt.

Bibliography

U.S. Congress. Memorial Addresses for Porter Hinman Dale. 73rd Cong., 2nd sess., 1934. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1934.

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

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