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Elijah Paine

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Elijah Paine, American senator. member Vermont House of Representatives, 1787-1790; member United States Senate from Vermont, 1795-1801.

Background

Paine, Elijah was born on January 21, 1757 in Brooklyn, Connecticut, United States. Son of Seth and Mabel (Tyler) Paine.

Education

Graduated from Harvard, 1781, honorary Doctor of Laws, 1812. Bachelor of Arts (honorary), Dartmouth, 1786. Honorary Doctor of Laws, U. Vermont, 1825.

Career

Admitted to Vermont bar, 1784. Founded Town of Wiliamstown (Vermont), 1784. Bought large farm and established grist mill and saw mill at nearby Northfield, Vermont.

Secretary Vermont Constitutional Convention 1786. Member Vermont House of Representatives, 1787-1790. The American Association For Justice Vermont Supreme Court, 1791-1795.

Member United States Senate from Vermont, 1795-1801. United States district judge for Vermont, 1801-1842. Co-founder, president Bank of Montpelier (Vermont), 1825-1842.

Postmaster, Williamstown, 1815-1842. Developed large flock of sheep, built woolen mill, Northfield, 1812. Trustee U. Vermont, Middleburg College, Dartmouth.

Membership

Member Vermont House of Representatives, 1787-1790. Member United States Senate from Vermont, 1795-1801.

Connections

Married Sarah Porter, June 7, 1790, 8 children including Charles, Martyn, Elijah.

father:
Seth Paine

mother:
Mabel (Tyler) Paine

spouse:
Sarah Porter