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Ryland Fletcher
Birth: Feb. 18, 1799
Cavendish
Windsor County
Vermont, USA
Death: Dec. 19, 1885
Proctorsville
Windsor County
Vermont, USA

Governor of Vermont. He attended Norwich University and became a farmer. Fletcher also served in the Vermont Militia, achieving the rank of Brigadier General before resigning in 1836. He was a noted anti-slavery and temperance advocate who became a Republican when the party was founded in the 1850s. He served in the Vermont Senate before winning election as Lieutenant Governor, an office he held from 1854 to 1856. Fletcher was then elected Governor, serving from 1856 to 1858. During his term he called a special legislative session to plan for rebuilding the State House after it burned down in an 1857 fire. In 1858 he called the first muster and training exercise of the Vermont militia since the Mexican War, enabling Vermont troops to begin training that proved useful at start of Civil War. After leaving office, Governor Fletcher served in the Vermont House of Representatives from 1861 to 1864, and was a Republican presidential elector in 1864 and Delegate to the 1870 state constitutional convention. His brother Richard was a Congressman and Massachusetts Supreme Court Justice, his brother Horace was a member of the Vermont Senate, and his son Henry was an officer in the Civil War and Lieutenant Governor of Vermont. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Ann May Fletcher (1802 - 1876)*
 
 Children:
  Addison Fletcher (1834 - 1835)*
  Anna May Fletcher (1836 - 1860)*
  Henry Addison Fletcher (1839 - 1897)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cavendish Village Cemetery
Cavendish
Windsor County
Vermont, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Jan 21, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13080056
Ryland Fletcher
Added by: Bill McKern
 
Ryland Fletcher
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Ryland Fletcher
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- Tom A. Hawk
 Added: Dec. 19, 2013
A Republican in the Grand Republic. Vermont would have been the 14th Colony! GOD Bless you and GOD Bless America!
- A AAA American at Find A Grave
 Added: Apr. 29, 2013
May GOD Bless you and your families as you so have blessed these UNITED STATES of North America ! Thank you for your being!
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: Apr. 29, 2013
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