Thomas Chittenden (1730 - 1797) MP

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Birthplace: Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Death: Died in Williston, Chittenden, Vermont, USA
Occupation: first Governor of Vermont
Managed by: Stephen Dickson
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About Thomas Chittenden

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Chittenden

Had 10 children.

from nga.org:

THOMAS CHITTENDEN was born in East Guilford (now Madison), Connecticut. He became a Justice of the Peace in Salisbury, Connecticut and served as a member of the Colonial Assembly from 1765 to 1769. He rose to the rank of Colonel in Connecticut's 14th Regiment, in which he served from 1767 to 1773. In 1774 he moved to the New Hampshire Grants (now Vermont), engaging in land speculation. And in 1776, he was a member of a convention that considered independence. He helped draft the Declaration of Independence in July 1777 and was a delegate to the convention that framed the Vermont Constitution. He was then chosen president of the Vermont Council of Safety and elected by a majority of the Council to serve as governor in 1778. With the exception of 1789, he went on to be reelected annually by popular vote until his retirement due to ill health. Consequently, he was the first to be chief executive when Vermont achieved statehood in 1791. Chittenden's gubernatorial administration was marked by his sponsorship of the Constitution of Vermont, which was the first in the nation to abolish slavery, and which gave legislative representation to all towns regardless of population.

Sources:

Sobel, Robert, and John Raimo, eds. Biographical Directory of the Governors of the United States, 1789-1978, Vol. 4. Westport, CT: Meckler Books, 1978. 4 vols.

The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, Vol. 8. New York: James T. White & Company.

WorldStatesmen.org

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Governor Thomas Chittenden's Timeline

1730
January 6, 1730
Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
1750
1750
Age 19
Salisbury, Litchfield, Connecticut
1750
Age 19
1750
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1753
1753
Age 22
1755
1755
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1757
1757
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1758
1758
Age 27
1763
March 12, 1763
Age 33
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1764
Age 33
Guilford New Haven County Connecticut