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John Abner Mead

John Abner Mead, American governor. Member Vermont Senate, 1892, House of Representatives, 1906.


  • Mead, John Abner was born on April 20, 1841 in Fairhaven, Vermont, United States. Son of Roswell Rowley and Lydia Ann (Gorham) Mead.

  • Education

    • Private 12th Vermont Vols., 1862-1863. Bachelor of Arts, Middlebury (Vermont) College, 1864. Doctor of Medicine College Physicians and Surgical (Columbia), 1868.

      (Doctor of Laws, Norwich U., Middlebury College, University of Vermont).


    • Practiced medicine, Rutland, Vermont, until 1888. Surgeon-general of Vermont, 1878-1879. Was treasurer Rutland Railroad Company, 1880-1886.

      President Vermont State Trust Company, 1881-1886. Treasurer Addison R.R., 1880-1886, etc. President Howe Scale Company, since 1888, Baxter National Bank, since 1904.

      Secured 1st charter for City of Rutland, Vermont, and elected 1st mayor, 1893. Vermont commissioner Chicago Exposition, 1893, Mexican National Exposition, 1895.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Conglist


    Member Vermont Senate, 1892, House of Representatives, 1906.


    • Married Mary Madelia Sherman, November 30, 1872.
    • father: Roswell Rowley Mead
    • mother: Lydia Ann (Gorham) Mead
    • spouse: Mary Madelia Sherman
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    Born April 20, 1841
    Died January 12, 1920
    (aged 78)