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Peter Thacher Washburn
Birth: Sep. 7, 1814
Lynn
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Feb. 7, 1870
Woodstock
Windsor County
Vermont, USA

Governor of Vermont. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1835, studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1838. He was Reporter of Decisions for the Vermont Supreme Court from 1844 to 1852 and a member of the Vermont House from 1853 to 1854. He was a militia member and commanded the Woodstock Light Infantry. This unit was incorporated into the First Vermont Regiment at the start of the Civil War. Washburn was appointed Regimental Lieutenant Colonel (second in command), but was de facto Commander during the organization's entire service. In 1861 he was elected Vermont's Adjutant General and he served until 1866. As Adjutant General he earned accolades for bringing order to the process of recruiting, equipping, training and transporting recruits for the Union Army. After the war he was President of the Woodstock Railroad and a Director of the Rutland and Woodstock Railroad. Washburn was also a Trustee of the University of Vermont and the State Agricultural College. He was elected Governor in 1869 and became Vermont's first Governor to die in office. His Civil War era office in Woodstock is part of the National Park Service's Marsh Billings Rockefeller Park walking tour. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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 Spouses:
  Almira Elizabeth Ferris Washburn (____ - 1848)*
  Almira Hopkins Washburn (1816 - 1910)*
 
 Children:
  Infant Daughter Washburn (1841 - 1841)*
  Ferris T. Washburn (1842 - 1860)*
  Emily May Washburn (1846 - 1853)*
  Elizabeth Almira Washburn Worthen (1852 - 1938)*
  Charles H. Washburn (1856 - 1904)*
  Thacher F. Washburn (1859 - 1862)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
River Street Cemetery
Woodstock
Windsor County
Vermont, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Jan 21, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13083709
Peter Thacher Washburn
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Peter Thacher Washburn
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Peter Thacher Washburn
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- melinda
 Added: Jun. 22, 2013
I light a candle for Peter Thacher Washburn ...
- Candles
 Added: Jan. 21, 2012
Rest In Peace, Cousin (5C3R). Son of Reuben (1781-1860) and Hannah B. Thacher (1796-1871) Washburn.
- James E. Welch
 Added: Dec. 20, 2011
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