Carroll S. Page

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Carroll Smalley Page
Carroll Smalley Page Senator.jpg
43rd Governor of Vermont
In office
October 2, 1890 – October 6, 1892
Lieutenant Henry A. Fletcher
Preceded by William P. Dillingham
Succeeded by Levi K. Fuller
Personal details
Born (1843-01-10)January 10, 1843
Westfield, Vermont
Died December 3, 1925(1925-12-03) (aged 82)
Hyde Park (town), Vermont[disambiguation needed]
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Ellen Frances Patch Page

Carroll Smalley Page (January 10, 1843 – December 3, 1925) was a raw hide dealer, an American politician, a United States Senator and the 43rd Governor of Vermont.


Born in Westfield, Vermont, he attended the common schools, People's Academy in Morrisville and Lamoille Central Academy in Hyde Park. He married Ellen Frances Patch on April 11, 1865, and they had three children.[1]


Dealing in raw calfskins at Hyde Park, Page became the largest dealer in the world.[2] He was also involved in the lumber business and was Lamoille County Treasurer from 1866 to 1872.[3] He served as President of the Lamoille County Savings Bank and Trust Company and the Lamoille County National Bank-both in Hyde Park. He was director of the St. Johnsbury and Lake Champlain railroad.

From 1869 to 1872 Page was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives and from 1874 to 1876 he was a member of the Vermont Senate. He was registrar of probate court from 1880 to 1891. He was a savings bank examiner from 1884 to 1888.[4]

As a Republican, Page was elected Governor of Vermont and served from October 2, 1890 to October 6, 1892. During his term, the office of Governor of Vermont was empowered to appoint judges of all city and municipal courts, and legislation was enacted providing for secret ballots in elections.

In 1908, Page was elected as a Republican to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Redfield Proctor; he was reelected in 1910 and 1916 and served from October 21, 1908, to March 4, 1923.[5] He was not a candidate for reelection in 1922. While in the Senate, Page was chairman of the Committee on Standards, Weights and Measures (Sixty-first Congress) and a member of the Committee on Cuban Relations (Sixty-second Congress), the Committee on the Disposition of Useless Executive Papers (Sixty-third Congress), the Committee on Transportation and Sale of Meat Products (Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Congresses), and the Committee on Naval Affairs (Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses).


Page resided in Hyde Park until his death on December 3, 1925. He is interred at Hyde Park Cemetery, Hyde Park, Lamoille County, Vermont.[6]


  1. ^ "Carroll S. Page". National Governors Association. Retrieved 13 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Carroll S. Page". National Governors Association. Retrieved 13 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Carroll S. Page". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 13 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Carroll S. Page". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 13 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "Carroll S. Page". Govtrack.USCongress. Retrieved 13 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "Carroll S. Page". Find A Grave. Retrieved 13 November 2012. 

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United States Senate
Preceded by
John W. Stewart
U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Vermont
Succeeded by
Frank L. Greene