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Josiah Grout

Josiah Grout, American governor. Member Vermont House of Representatives, 1872, 74, 84, 86, 88, 1904 (speaker, 1874, 86, 88), Senate, 1892.

Background

  • Grout, Josiah was born on May 28, 1841 in Compton, Quebec, Canada (of America parents). Son of Josiah and Sophronia (Ayer) Grout.

  • Education

    • Educated St. Johnsbury and Glover academics. (Doctor of Laws, University of Vermont and Norwich U., 1896). Private to captain 1st Vermont Cavalry, 1861-1863.

      Major 26th New York Cavalry, 1864-1865.

    Career

    • Admitted to bar, 1865. Practiced in Vermont, 1865-1875, in Illinois, 1875-1881. Farmer, Newport, Vermont, 1881-1917.

      In law practice at Newport, 1905-1912.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member Vermont House of Representatives, 1872, 74, 84, 86, 88, 1904 (speaker, 1874, 86, 88), Senate, 1892.

    Connections

    • Married Harriet Hinman, October 1868.
    • father: Josiah Grout
    • mother: Sophronia (Ayer) Grout
    • spouse: Harriet Hinman
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    Born March 28, 1841
    Died July 19, 1925
    (aged 84)
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