Henry Evander Stoughton (1815 - 1873)

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Birthplace: Weathersfield, Windsor, Vermont, United States
Death: Died in New York, New York, New York, United States
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About Henry Evander Stoughton

Henry Evander Stoughton was born in Weathersfield, Vermont on July 23, 1815. Crippled as a boy, he worked as a cobbler while studying law, attained admission to the bar in 1841, and practiced first in Chester, and later in Bellows Falls.[1][2]

A Democrat who advocated preservation of the union in the years preceding the Civil War, Stoughton served in the Vermont House of Representatives in 1852, and was United States Attorney for Vermont from 1857 to 1860.[3] He was a Delegate to the Democratic national conventions of 1852, 1856 and 1860.[4][5][6]

Stoughton subsequently became a Republican over the issues of preservation of the union and abolition of slavery. He served in the Vermont Senate from 1862 to 1864 and was Senate President from 1863 to 1864.[7][8]

He later relocated to New York City, where he practiced law in partnership with his brother Edwin.[9]

Stoughton died in New York City on June 19, 1873.[10]

[edit] FamilyHenry E. Stoughton was the father of Edwin Henry Stoughton and Charles Bradley Stoughton. He was the brother of Edwin Wallace Stoughton.[10]

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Henry Evander Stoughton's Timeline

1815
July 23, 1815
Weathersfield, Windsor, Vermont, United States
1838
June 23, 1838
Age 22
1841
October 31, 1841
Age 26
1844
1844
Age 28
1873
June 19, 1873
Age 57
New York, New York, New York, United States
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Rockingham, Windham, Vermont, United States