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Richard Arkwright Snelling

Richard SNELLING, American politician and company executive. Vt. Republican State Committee, Republican National Finance Committee; Vt. House of Reps, from Shelburne 1959-1960, from District 30 1973-1974, from Chittenden District 7 1975-1976; Advisory Committee on Intergovernmental Relations 1977-1983; Presidential Advisory Committee on Federalism 1981-1985; Vt. Development Commission, Governor’s Commission, on the Status of Women.

Background

  • Snelling, Richard Arkwright was born on February 18, 1927 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Walter Otheman and Marjorie (Gahring) Snelling.

  • Education

    • Public schools in Allentown, Pennsylvania, University of Havana, Cuba, Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, Harvard University, Massachusetts.

    Career

    • Chairman board Shelburne Industries, Inc., Barreca Products Company, Inc., Wessel Hardware Company, from 1959. Member Vermont House of Representatives, 1959-1960, 72-74, 75-76. Governor State of Vermont, 1977-1985, 1990-1991.

      Member Vermont Development Commission, 1960-1962, Advisory Committee on Intergovtl. Relations, 1977-1983. Chairman Vermont aeronautics Commission, 1968-1972.

      Member Presidential Advisory Committee on Federalism, 1981-1985. Delegate Republican National Convention, 1960-1968, 80. Republican nominee for lieutenant governor Vermont, 1964, Republican nominee for governor Vermont, 1966.

      Chairman Vermont Republican Finance Committee, 1974-1976. Candidate United States Senate from Vermont, 1986. President Snelling Capital Corporation, from 1985.

      Board directors New England Council.

    Membership

    Chairman board directors Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation, 1960-1962. Trustee Medical Center Hospital of Vermont. Member steering committee Education Commission of the States, 1977-1985.

    Served with Army of the United States, 1944-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member National Governors Association (executive committee 1977-1985, chairman 1981-1982), Republican Governors Association (chairman 1980), Chief Executives Forum, World Business Council (board directors 1985-1991), Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce (director 1962-1964).

    Connections

    • Married Barbara T. Weil, June 14, 1947. Children: Jacqueline, Mark, Diane, Andrew.
    • father: Walter Otheman Snelling
    • mother: Marjorie (Gahring) Snelling
    • spouse: Barbara T. Weil
    • children: Jacqueline Snelling
    • Mark Snelling
    • Diane Snelling
    • Andrew Snelling
    Richard Snelling
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    Died August 13, 1991
    (aged 64)
    Nationality
    • 1943
      Lehigh University
    • 1948
      Harvard University
    • 1959 - 1960
      member, Vermont House of Representatives
    • 1977 - 1985
      governor State of Vermont
    • 1990 - 1991
      governor State of Vermont

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