Party affiliation: Republican Party
George David AIKEN
- Graduated from Brattleboro High School while living in Putney, Vermont in 1909.
- A Republican, he was elected to the Vermont House of Representatives in 1931 and served as speaker from 1933 to 1935. He was the 58th Lieutenant Governor of Vermont from 1935 to 1937 and subsequently served two terms as governor, being first elected in 1936 and re-elected in 1938.
- As governor of Vermont, he broke the monopolies of many major industries, including banks, railroads, marble companies, and granite companies. He also encouraged suffering farmers in rural Vermont to form co-ops to market their crops and get access to electricity.
Quotations: "Some folks just naturally love the mountains, and like to live up among them where freedom of thought and action is logical and inherent".
November 5, 1940senator, United States Senate