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United States Senator from Vermont

James Merrill Jeffords, former United States Senator from Vermont. Bar: Vermont 1962. With United States Naval Reserve, 1956-1959; captain Reserve (retired). Member American Bar Association, Vermont Bar Association, Rutland County Bar Association, American Judicature Society (director 1973-1976), Veterans of Foreign Wars, Lions, Elks.

Background

Jeffords, James Merrill was born on May 11, 1934 in Rutland, Vermont, United States. Son of Olin Merrill and Marion (Hausman) Jeffords.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Yale University, 1956;Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1962.

Career

Law clerk to Judge Ernest Gibson, Vermont District, 1962;partner, Bishop, Crowley & Jeffords, Rutland, 1963-1966;partner, Kenney, Carbine & Jeffords, Rutland, 1966-1969;attorney general, State of Vermont, 1969-1972;partner, George E. Rice, Junior and James M. Jeffords, 1973-1974;member 94th-100th Congresses from Vermontmember agriculture committee, ranking minority member education and labor committee, chairman environmental study conference, 1978-1979;a founder Congressional solar coalition, member Congressional tourism caucus, member National Commision on Employment and Unemployment Statistics, 1979-1989;United States senator from Vermont, since 1989;chairman labor/human research committee, veterinary affairs committee, finance committee. Special commission on aging. Member New England Congressional Caucus, N.E.-Midwest Coalition.

Town agent Shrewsbury, 1964-1968, zoning administrator, 1966-1968, zoning administrator, 1966-1968. Member Judicial Selection Board, 1967-1968. Chairman Highway Department Investigating Committee, 1968.

Member Vermont Senate, 1967-1968.

Achievements

  • Bar: Vermont 1962.

Membership

With United States Naval Reserve, 1956-1959. Captain Reserve (retired). Member American Bar Association, Vermont Bar Association, Rutland County Bar Association, American Judicature Society (director 1973-1976), Veterans of Foreign Wars, Lions, Elks.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Daley. Children: Leonard Olin, Laura Louise.

father:
Olin Merrill Jeffords

mother:
Marion (Hausman) Jeffords

spouse:
Elizabeth Daley

children:
Leonard Olin Jeffords

Laura Louise Jeffords