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James Borden Estee, American investments, lawyer. Member Vermont Legislature, 1919-1921, Vermont Senate, 1921-1923.; Mason.


Estee, James Borden was born on February 8, 1856 in Milton, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Henry and Lucretia (Green) Estee.


Graduate Peoria County (Illinois) Normal School, 1875, and State Normal University, Normal, Illinois, 1881. Granted life teacher’s certificate Wisconsin, 1880, Illinois, 1881. Studied at University of Valparaiso, Indiana, and Milton (Wisconsin) College.

Bachelor of Laws, American Extension U., 1926, National U. Law School, 1927, Master of Laws, 1928, Juris Doctor and Scientiae Juridicae Doctor, 1929. Bachelor of Arts, National University School of Economics and Government, 1929.


Was teacher, principal and superintendent schools in Illinois, 1874-1882. Life insurance business, Madison, Wisconsin, 1882-1884. Real estate business, and president Citizens Bank, Woonsocket, South Dakot, 1884.

Appointed clerk District Court and United States court commissioner, 1884. Elected director and superintendent agencies Iowa Life Insurance Company, June 1888. General manager for Wisconsin for National Life Insurance Company of Vermont, 1891, superintendent agencies, 1898, director, 1901, and 2d vice president same, 1902-1911.

Has been chairman Republican Company Central Committee and member Republican State Central Committee. Superintendent United States Census returns in South Dakot. Mayor of Montpelier, Vermont, 2 terms, 1912-1914.

Appointed member Vermont Ednl. Commission, 1912, Vermont State Fair Commission, 1914 (president 1914-1924). Practices in Montpelier and Washington, District of Columbia.

Executive Committee Montpelier Public Safety Committee, 1917-1918. President Montpelier Board Trade, 1916, 17.


Member Vermont Legislature, 1919-1921, Vermont Senate, 1921-1923.


Married Adelaide Gillan, August 16, 1883. Children: Rush Gillan, Wanda Elizabeth, Loraine Borden, Marjora Adelaide.

Henry Estee

Lucretia (Green) Estee

Adelaide Gillan

Rush Gillan Estee

Wanda Elizabeth Estee

Loraine Borden Estee

Marjora Adelaide Estee