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Charles Albert PLUMLEY

(1875-1964)

PLUMLEY, Charles Albert, (son of Frank Plumley), a Representative from Vermont; born in Northfield, Washington County, Vt., April 14, 1875; attended the public schools; was graduated from Norwich University, Northfield, Vt., in 1896; assistant secretary of the State senate in 1894; principal and superintendent of the Northfield graded and high schools 1896-1900; assistant clerk and clerk of the State house of representatives 1900-1910; captain in the Vermont National Guard in 1901; colonel in the Officers’ Reserve Corps; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1903 and commenced practice in Northfield, Vt.; secretary of the French-Venezuela Mixed Commission in 1906; member of the State house of representatives 1912-1915, serving as speaker; commissioner of taxes for the State of Vermont 1912-1919; general counsel and tax attorney for a rubber company in Akron, Ohio, in 1919 and 1920; president of Norwich University 1920-1934; reading clerk of the Republican National Conventions of 1936 and 1940; also engaged in banking; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Ernest W. Gibson; reelected to the Seventy-fourth and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from January 16, 1934, to January 3, 1951; was not a candidate for renomination in 1950; resumed the practice of law in Northfield, Vt.; died in Barre, Vt., October 31, 1964; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery, Northfield, Vt.

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

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