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William SLADE

(1786-1859)

SLADE, William, a Representative from Vermont; born in Cornwall, Vt., May 9, 1786; attended the public schools, and was graduated from Middlebury (Vt.) College in 1807; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1810 and commenced practice in Middlebury; engaged in editorial work; established and was the editor of the Columbian Patriot 1814-1816; secretary of state of Vermont 1815-1822; judge of the Addison County Court; clerk in the Department of State, Washington, D.C., 1823-1829; elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Rollin C. Mallary; reelected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses and elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth through Twenty-seventh Congresses and served from November 1, 1831, to March 3, 1843; reporter of decisions of the state supreme court in 1843 and 1844; governor of Vermont 1844-1846; corresponding secretary of the Board of National Popular Education 1846-1859; died in Middlebury, Addison County, Vt., on January 18, 1859; interment in West Cemetery.

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

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