Historical records matching Lt. Gov. George Dale
About Lt. Gov. George Dale
George N. Dale (February 19, 1834–January 29, 1903) was a Vermont lawyer and politician who served as Lieutenant Governor from 1870 to 1872. He was the father of U.S. Senator Porter Hinman Dale.
George Needham Dale was born in Fairfax, Vermont on February 19, 1834. He was raised in Waitsfield, studied law with Paul Dillingham and became an attorney. Dale settled in Essex County, first in Guildhall, and later in Island Pond.
A Republican, Dale served as Essex County State's Attorney from 1857 to 1860, and in the Vermont House of Representatives from 1860 to 1861.
In 1861 Dale was appointed Deputy U.S. Collector of Customs in Island Pond, and he served until 1866.
From 1866 to 1869 Dale served in the Vermont Senate, and was Senate President from 1868 to 1869.
Dale won election as Lieutenant Governor in 1870 and served the two years then available under the provisions of the Mountain Rule.
From 1872 to 1882 he again served as Deputy Collector of Customs in Island Pond.
In 1885 Dale became President of the Vermont Bar Association, serving until 1886.
Dale returned to the Vermont House in 1892, and he served in the Vermont Senate for the second time from 1892 to 1894.
In 1901 Dale was appointed U.S. Consul in Coaticook, Quebec, Canada, serving until 1902.
Death and burial
Dale died in Island Pond on January 29, 1903, and was buried in Island Pond's Lakeside Cemetery. References