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Frank Plumley

Frank Plumley, American congressman. member Vt; member 61st to 63d Congresses (1909-1915), 2d Vt.


  • Plumley, Frank was born on December 17, 1844 in Eden, Vermont, United States. Son of William and Eliza Plumley.

  • Education

    • Academic education; law student University of Michigan, 1867-1868. (honorary Master of Arts, Norwich U., 1892, Doctor of Laws, 1905. Doctor of Laws, University of Vermont, 1909).


    • Admitted to bar, 1869, and entered practice at Northfield, Vermont State’s attorney, Washington Company, 1876-1880. Member Vermont House of Representatives, 1882, Senate, 1894 (president pro tem.). United States district attorney, 1889-1894.

      Judge Court of Claims of Vermont, 1902-1908 (chief judge 1904-1908). Member 61st to 63d Congresses (1909-1915), 2d Vermont District Umpire of mixed commissions Great Britain and Venezuela and Holland and Venezuela, Caracas, 1903. Umpire French-Venezuela mixed commission, Northfield, 1905.

      Delegate Interparliamentary Convention, Geneva, Switzerland, 1912. Lecturer international law, Norwich U. (trustee, vice president). Chairman Republican State Convention, 1886.

      President Northfield Savings Bank. Home: Northfield, Vt.


    Member Vt; member 61st to 63d Congresses (1909-1915), 2d Vt.


    • Married Lavinia I. Fletcher, August 9, 1871.
    • father: William Plumley
    • mother: Eliza Plumley
    • spouse: Lavinia I. Fletcher
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    Born December 17, 1844
    Died April 30, 1924
    (aged 79)