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Samuel Everett Pingree

Samuel Everett Pingree, American governor. awarded Congressional Medal of Honor, “for gallantry at Lee’s Mills, Va.


  • Pingree, Samuel Everett was born on August 2, 1832 in Salisbury, New Hampshire, United States. Son of Stephen and Judith (True) Pingree.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Dartmouth College, 1857, A.M., 1867 (Doctor of Laws, Norwich University).


    • Private Company F, 3d Vermont Vols., 1861. First lieutenant, 1861. Captain, August 1861.

      Major, September 27, 1862. Lieutenant colonel, January 15, 1863. Awarded Congressional Medal of Honor, “for gallantry at Lee’s Mills, Virginia” (wounded).

      Admitted to bar, 1859, and began practice at Hartford, Vermont State’s attorney Windsor Company, 1868-1869. Lieutenant governor of Vermont, 1882-1884, governor, 1884-1886. Chairman State Railway Commission, 1886-1894.

      Home: Hartford, Vt.


    • Married Lydia M. Steele, of Stanstead, Quebec, September 15, 1869.
    • father: Stephen Pingree
    • mother: Judith (True) Pingree
    • spouse: Lydia M. Steele
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    Died June 1, 1922
    (aged 89)