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John Abner Mead
Birth: Apr. 20, 1841
Fair Haven
Rutland County
Vermont, USA
Death: Jan. 12, 1920
Rutland
Rutland County
Vermont, USA

Vermont Governor. He enlisted for the Civil War in Company K, 12th Vermont Regiment, serving from 1862 to 1863. He graduated from Middlebury College in 1864 and in 1868 received a medical degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. He practiced in New York City for two years, and then in Rutland from 1870 to 1888. In 1890 Mead was Surgeon General of Vermont's Grand Army of the Republic, serving as a Brigadier General on the staff of Governor Redfield Proctor. He also served as medical superintendent of the state prison and a member of the state pension examining board. He retired from medicine to pursue a career in business, became a successful real estate investor, and served as an executive or director of numerous banks, insurance companies, railroads, and manufacturing companies. A Republican, Mead served in the Vermont Senate from 1892 to 1893. When Rutland City became a separate municipality from Rutland Town, Mead served as the city's first Mayor, holding office from 1893 to 1894. In 1893 he was a Vermont Commissioner for the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Mead served in the Vermont House in 1906 and was Lieutenant Governor from 1908 to 1910. He served as Governor from 1910 to 1912, afterwards resuming his business interests. A Trustee of Middlebury College, the University of Vermont and Norwich University, he made substantial donations to Middlebury, including the financing of its Mead Chapel in 1918. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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 Parents:
  Roswell Rowley Mead (1818 - 1875)
  Lydia Ann Gorham Mead (1818 - 1841)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Madelia Sherman Mead (1844 - 1923)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Sherman Mead Hinsman (1878 - 1953)*
 
 Sibling:
  Nancy L. Mead Williams (____ - 1906)**
  John Abner Mead (1841 - 1920)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Rutland
Rutland County
Vermont, USA
Plot: Section 9
 
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Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Jan 27, 2006
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