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Elijah Paine

Elijah Paine, American senator. member Vermont House of Representatives, 1787-1790; member United States Senate from Vermont, 1795-1801.

Background

  • Paine, Elijah was born on January 21, 1757 in Brooklyn, Connecticut, United States. Son of Seth and Mabel (Tyler) Paine.

  • Education

    • Graduated from Harvard, 1781, honorary Doctor of Laws, 1812. Bachelor of Arts (honorary), Dartmouth, 1786. Honorary Doctor of Laws, U. Vermont, 1825.

    Career

    • Admitted to Vermont bar, 1784. Founded Town of Wiliamstown (Vermont), 1784. Bought large farm and established grist mill and saw mill at nearby Northfield, Vermont.

      Secretary Vermont Constitutional Convention 1786. Member Vermont House of Representatives, 1787-1790. The American Association For Justice Vermont Supreme Court, 1791-1795.

      Member United States Senate from Vermont, 1795-1801. United States district judge for Vermont, 1801-1842. Co-founder, president Bank of Montpelier (Vermont), 1825-1842.

      Postmaster, Williamstown, 1815-1842. Developed large flock of sheep, built woolen mill, Northfield, 1812. Trustee U. Vermont, Middleburg College, Dartmouth.

    Membership

    Member Vermont House of Representatives, 1787-1790. Member United States Senate from Vermont, 1795-1801.

    Connections

    • Married Sarah Porter, June 7, 1790, 8 children including Charles, Martyn, Elijah.
    • father: Seth Paine
    • mother: Mabel (Tyler) Paine
    • spouse: Sarah Porter
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    Born January 21, 1757
    Died April 28, 1842
    (aged 85)
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