Jun. 18, 1827 Lyndon Caledonia County Vermont, USA
Jun. 8, 1880 Montpelier Washington County Vermont, USA
US Representative from Vermont. Attended Caledonia County Grammar School. Graduate, Dartmouth College, 1851. Studied law, admitted to bar, commenced practice in Montpelier, 1853. Elected Vermont Secretary of State, 1855-57. Declined reelection to third term. Vermont Senate 1860-61. Editor and publisher, Daily Green Mountain Freeman, 1861-73. Elected to US House as a Republican, 1868, serving March 4, 1869 to March 3, 1875. Chairman, Committee on Revolutionary Pensions. Unsuccessful candidate for reelection, 1874. Resumed practice of law. Member, commission to revise Vermont Statutes, 1879-80. Married Emily Doane Reed, August 24, 1855. Four children -- Mary, Ashton R., Eliza M., and Charles W. Son Ashton married Agnes Fairbanks, daughter of Governor and Fairbanks Scale owner Horace Fairbanks. Author, "Outlines Of Geography, Natural and Civil History and Constitution of Vermontů," 1864.