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Roswell Farnham
Birth: Jul. 23, 1827
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jan. 5, 1903
Bradford
Orange County
Vermont, USA

Vermont Governor. He was admitted to the bar in 1857, became a member of the State Senate the following year, and was Vermont State Attorney from 1859 to 1862. At the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted in the 1st Vermont Regiment and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant. When the 12th Vermont Volunteer Regiment was formed, he was appointed Lieutenant Colonel in command and served with distinction until discharged in 1863. Farnham was a member of the Republican State Committee (1865 to 1868) and elected to the State Senate in 1869 and 1870. In 1880, having received the state's largest majority vote ever, he was elected as a Republican the 38th Governor of Vermont serving until 1882. After his term, he resumed the practice of law and engaged in financial pursuits until his death. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Mary E Johnson Farnham (1828 - 1913)*
 
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Burial:
Upper Plain Cemetery
Bradford
Orange County
Vermont, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Dec 07, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23278899
Roswell Farnham
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Roswell Farnham
Added by: Bill McKern
 
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- Keeper of the Stars
 Added: Nov. 3, 2012

- Carolyn Farnum
 Added: Oct. 26, 2012
Companion #09160 - Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the U.S.
- Jeffry Burden
 Added: Jul. 7, 2011
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