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Vermont Governors

John is the most common name of governors of Vermont. The Green Mountain state has had an awful lot of governors since it became the 14th state on March 4, 1791, owing to the fact that the governors were originally elected to a one-year term, later increased to two. Charles and William tie for second most common name at 5 governors each.

The most unique given names of Vermont’s governors are Asahel and Hiland. Asahel is a name found in the bible in the second Book of Samuel. The name is pronounced with 3 syllables in Bible Gateway’s audio reading. Hiland appears to be a common first and middle name handed down in the Hall clan. Ryland is another governor’s name that ends with -land, but is more commonly given as a first name than Hiland.

John: 9 VT Governors
John Mattocks (1777–1847) Term: 1843-44
John Staniford Robinson (1804-60) Term: 1853-54
J(ohn) Gregory Smith (1818-91) 1863-65
John Boardman Page (1826-85) Term: 1867-69
John Wolcott Stewart (1825-1915) Term: 1870 -1872
John Lester Barstow (1932-1913) Term: 1882-84
John Griffith McCullough (1935-1915) Term: 1902-04
John Abner Mead (1841-1920) Term: 1910-12
John Eliakim Weeks (1853-1949) Term: 1927-31

Charles: 5 VT governors
Charles Paine (1799-1853) Term: 1841-43
Charles Kilborn Williams (1782-1853) Term: 1850-52
Charles James Bell (1845-1909) Term: 1904-1906
Charles Winslow Gates (1856-1927) Term: 1915-17
Charles Manley Smith (1868-1937) Term: 1935-37

William: 5 VT Governors
William Adams Palmer (1781-1860) Term: 1831-35
William Slade, Jr. (1786-1859) Term: 1844-46
William Paul Dillingham (1843-1923) Term: 1888-90
William Wallace Stickney (1853-1932) Term: 1900-02
William Henry Wills (1882-1946) Term: 1941-45

George: 3 VT Governors
George Whitman Hendee (1832-1906) Term: 1870
George Herbert Prouty (1862-1918) Term: 1908-10
George David Aiken (1892-1984) Term: 1937-41

Horace: 3 VT governors
Horace Eaton (1804-55) Term: 1846-48
Horace Fairbanks (1820-88) Term: 1876-78
Horace French Graham (1862-1941) Term: 1917-19

James: 2 VT governors
James Hartness (1861-1934) Term: 1921-23
James Holley “Jim” Douglas (b. 1951) Term: 2003-11

Paul: 2 VT Governors
Paul Brigham (1746-1824) Term: 1797
Paul Dillingham, Jr. (1799-1891) Term: 1865-67

Peter: 2 VT Governors
Peter Thacher Washburn (1814-70) Term: 1869-70
Peter Elliott Shumlin (b. 1956) Term: 2011-present

Redfield: 2 VT Governors
Redfield Proctor (1831-1908) Term: 1878-80
Redfield Proctor, Jr. (1879-1957) Term: 1923-25

2 more Proctor family governors:
Fletcher Dutton Proctor (1860-1911) Term: 1906-1908
Mortimer Robinson Proctor (1889-1968) Term: 1945-1947

Richard: 2 VT Governors
Richard Skinner (1778-1833) Term: 1820-23
Richard Arkwright Snelling (1927-91) Terms: 1977-85, 1991

Samuel: 2 VT Governors
Samuel Chandler Crafts (1768-1853) Term: 1828 -1831
Samuel Everett Pingree (1832-1922) Term: 1884-1886

Thomas 2 VT Governors
Thomas Chittenden (1730-97) Terms: 1778-89, 1790-97
Thomas Paul Salmon (b. 1932) Term: 1973-77

Only one VT governor named
Allen Miller Fletcher (1853-1922) Term: 1912-15
Asahel Peck (1803-1879) Term: 1874-76
Carlos Coolidge (1792-1866) Term: 1848-50
Carroll Smalley Page (1843-1925) Term: 1890-92
Cornelius Peter Van Ness (1782-1852) Term: 1823-26
Deane Chandler Davis (1900-90) Term: 1969-73
Ebenezer Jolls Ormsbee (1834-1924) Term: 1886-88
Edward Curtis Smith (1854-1935) Term: 1898-1900
Erastus Fairbanks Terms: (1792-1864) 1852-53, 1860-61
Ernest William Gibson, Jr. (1901-69) Term: 1947-50
Ezra Butler (1763-1838) Term: 1826-28
F(rank) Ray Keyser, Jr. (b. 1927) Term: 1961-63
Franklin Swift Billings (1862-1935) Term: 1925-27
Frederick Holbrook (1813-1909) Term: 1861-63
Harold John Arthur (1904-71) Term: 1950-51
Hiland Hall (1795-1885) Term: 1858-60
Howard W. Dean (b. 1948) Term: 1991-2003
Isaac Tichenor (1754-1838) Terms: 1797-1807, 1808-09
Israel Smith (1759-1810) Term: 1807-08
Jonas Galusha (1753-1834) Term: 1809-13, 1815-20
Joseph Blaine Johnson (1893-1986) Term: 1955-59
Josiah Grout, Jr. (1841-1925) Term: 1896-98
Julius Converse (1798-1885) Term: 1872-74
Lee Earl Emerson (1898-1976) Term: 1951-55
Levi Knight Fuller (1841-96) Term: 1892-94
Madeleine May Kunin (b. 1933) Term: 1985-91
Martin Chittenden (1763-1840) Term: 1813-15
Percival Wood Clement (1846-1927) Term: 1919-21
Phillip H. Hoff (b. 1924) Term: 1963-69
Robert Theodore Stafford (1913-2006) Term: 1959-61
Roswell Farnham (1827-1903) Term: 1880-82
Ryland Fletcher (1799-1885) Term: 1856-58
Silas Hemenway Jennison (1791-1849) Term: 1835-41
Stanley Calef Wilson (1879-1967) Term: 1931-35
Stephen Royce (1787-1868) Term: 1854-56
Urban Andrain Woodbury (1838-1915) Term: 1894-1896

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