Alvah Sabin Edit Profile
He attended Burlington College in Burlington, Vermont. After the war, Sabin studied theology in Philadelphia and graduated from Columbian College (now George Washington University), Washington, D.C., in 1821.
He served as a United States Representative from Vermont. He was ordained a minister and preached at Cambridge, Westfield, and Underhill until 1825, when he returned to Georgia, Vermont. He was pastor of the Georgia Baptist Church for fifty-three years.
He served in the Vermont Senate in 1841, 1843, and 1845. He was the Secretary of State of Vermont in 1841, and served as Probate Judge. He was elected as a Whig Party (United States) to the Thirty-third Congress and reelected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congresses, serving from March 4, 1853 to March 3, 1857.
While in Congress he served as chairman for the Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business in the Thirty-fourth Congress. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1856. He served as a delegate to the first Anti-Slavery National Convention, and was the county commissioner of Franklin County, Vermont in 1861 and 1862, responsible for curbing the buying and selling of alcoholic beverages.
He moved to Sycamore, Illinois in 1867 and continued his ministerial duties. Sabin died on January 22, 1885 in Sycamore. He is interred at Georgia Plains Cemetery in Georgia Plains, Vermont.
He was also a member of the Vermont militia and served during the War of 1812. Sabin was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives from 1826 to 1835, 1838 to 1840, 1847 to 1849, 1851, 1861 and 1862. He was a member of the Constitutional.
Conventions of 1843 and 1850, and was Assistant Judge of the Franklin County Court from 1846 to 1852.