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Kittredge HASKINS

(1836-1916)

HASKINS, Kittredge, a Representative from Vermont; born in Dover, Vt., April 8, 1836; attended the public schools and received instruction from a private tutor; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1858 and commenced practice in Wilmington, Vt.; moved to Williamsville in 1861 and continued the practice of law; enlisted as a private in Company I, Sixteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, August 23, 1862; was commissioned first lieutenant September 20, 1862, and served until March 19, 1863, when he resigned on account of disabilities; returned to Vermont and settled in Brattleboro; entered the Government service as a civil employee in the office of the assistant quartermaster of Volunteers and served in that capacity until the close of the war; resumed the practice of law; appointed colonel and chief of staff to Gov. Peter T. Washburn in 1869; member of the Republican State committee 1869-1872; State’s attorney 1870-1872; member of the State house of representatives 1872-1874 and 1896-1900; speaker of the house 1898-1900; United States attorney for the district of Vermont from October 1880 to July 1887; served in the State senate 1892-1894; chairman of the Vermont board of commissioners to establish the boundary line between that State and Massachusetts 1892-1900; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1909); chairman, Committee on War Claims (Sixtieth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1908; judge of the municipal court in Brattleboro, Vt., in 1910; postmaster of Brattleboro 1912-1915; died in Brattleboro, August 7, 1916; interment in Prospect Hill Cemetery.

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

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