Office Dates: Oct 02, 1884 - Oct 07, 1886
Born: Aug 02, 1832
Passed: Jun 01, 1922
Birth State: Vermont
Family: Married Lydia M. Steele; one child
School(s): Dartmouth College
Military Service: National Guard
Born in Salisbury, New Hampshire, SAMUEL E. PINGREE graduated from Dartmouth College and studied law, establishing a practice in Hartford, Vermont. He enlisted as a private during the Civil War but rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was elected a State's Attorney for Windsor County, serving from 1868 to 1869, following which he was Lieutenant Governor for two years before being nominated for governor. During his gubernatorial administration, bank examination was provided for and insurance companies were ordered to submit annual reports. Pingree did not seek reelection after one term, but instead accepted the chairmanship of the State Board of Railways.
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