Richard Skinner

Gov. Richard Skinner

Vermont

Term(s)
October 23, 1820 - October 10, 1823

Born
May 30, 1778

Passed
May 23, 1833

Party
Democratic-Republican

School(s)

Birth State
Connecticut

National Office(s) Served:
Representative

Family:
Married Fanny Pierpont; four children

BIO

RICHARD SKINNER was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, where he studied law. He moved to Manchester, Vermont in 1799, becoming State’s Attorney for Bennington County. He also served at various times as Probate Judge, representative to the U.S. Congress, state General Assemblyman, and Assistant Judge of the State Supreme Court. During his gubernatorial administration, Skinner opposed the Missouri Compromise and supported protective tariffs. After serving three terms as governor, he went on to become Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court. He died in Manchester from injuries suffered in a fall from a carriage.

Source

Sobel, Robert, and John Raimo, eds. Biographical Directory of the Governors of the United States, 1789-1978, Vol. 4. 'Westport, 'CT: Meckler Books, 1978. 4 vols.

The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, Vol. 8. 'New York: James T. White & Company.

Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

List of Vermont Governors

Vermont Primary and General Election Results

Gubernatorial Inaugural and Farewell Addresses

Gubernatorial Vetoes

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