Stanley C. Wilson
|Stanley C. Wilson|
|Stanley C. Wilson, Governor of Vermont, 1931-1935|
|62nd Governor of Vermont|
January 8, 1931 – January 10, 1935
Charles Manley Smith
|Preceded by||John E. Weeks|
|Succeeded by||Charles Manley Smith|
|Born||Stanley Calef Wilson
September 10, 1879
|Died||October 5, 1967
|Spouse(s)||Grace Goodwin Bacon Wilson (1879 -- 1968)|
Stanley Calef Wilson (September 10, 1879 – October 5, 1967) was an American politician from Vermont. He served as the 55th Lieutenant Governor of Vermont from 1929 to 1931 and the 62nd Governor of Vermont from 1931 to 1935.
Stanley C. Wilson was born in Orange, Vermont on September 10, 1879. He graduated from Tufts University in 1901, studied law while working as Deputy Clerk of the Washington County Court and Reporter for the Vermont House of Representatives, and became an attorney.
Start of political career
A Republican, Wilson served in the Vermont House of Representatives from 1915 to 1917. In 1917 he served as Speaker following the resignation of John E. Weeks, who was appointed Director of State Institutions.
In 1925 he returned to the Vermont House, holding office until 1927.
Later political career
In 1930 he won election as Governor and served two terms, 1931 to 1935. Wilson's two terms were marked by efforts to recover from the Flood of 1927, and to deal with the effects of The Great Depression.
Post gubernatorial career
After leaving the governor's office Wilson practiced law in Chelsea with F. Ray Keyser, Sr., Deane C. Davis and J. Ward Carver. Their firm is regarded as Vermont's best ever collection of legal talent, producing two Governors (Wilson and Davis), one state Attorney General (Carver), and one state Supreme Court Justice (Keyser).
In 1952 he was the driving force behind the establishment of a community hospital, the Chelsea Health Center, the first community-owned nonprofit health center in the nation.
Wilson was also interested in higher education, serving as a member of the Tufts College Alumni Association and serving for over 50 years on the Norwich University Board of Trustees, including 15 years as Chairman. Norwich's Wilson Hall is named for him.
- Vermont Marriage Records, 1909-2008, entry for Stanley Calef Wilson and Grace Bacon, April 22, 1909, accessed December 18, 2011
- Vermont Death Records, 1909-2008, entry for Grace Bacon Wilson, accessed December 18, 2011
- Encyclopedia of Vermont Biography, by Prentiss Cutler Dodge, 1912, page 360
- Newspaper article, Stanley Wilson, Former Governor of Vermont Dies, by Associated Press, published in North Adams Transcript, October 6, 1967
- Who's Who in Government, published by Biographical Research Bureau, Inc., Volume 1, 1930, page 676
- American Legislative Leaders in the Northeast, 1911-1994, by James Roger Sharp and Nancy Weatherly Sharp, 2000, page 226
- The International Who's Who, published by Europa Publications Limited, 1943, page 917
- The Vermont of Today: With its Historic Background, Attractions and People, by Arthur F. Stone, Volume 3, 1929, pages 7 to 8
- 10,000 Famous Freemasons, by William R. Denslow and Harry S. Truman, Volume 3 (K to Z), 2004, page 336
- Newspaper article, Weeks Picked in Vermont, by Associated Press, published in Biddeford Weekly Journal, September 12, 1930
- Biography, Stanley Calef Wilson, National Governors Association, accessed December 18, 2011
- Farewell Address of Stanley C. Wilson, Journal of the Vermont Joint Assembly, published by Vermont State Legislature, January 10, 1935, pages 1 to 10
- The Vermont encyclopedia, by John J. Duffy, Samuel B. Hand and Ralph H. Orth, 2003, page 302
- Copper Company Formed To Operate in Vermont, by Associated Press, published in New York Times, April 17, 1942
- Newspaper article, Chelsea Health Center To Build a New Home By Cornelia Cesari, by Cornelia Cesari, Randolph Herald, March 26, 2009
- Biography, Stanley C. Wilson, University of Vermont, Stanley C. Wilson Papers Collection, accessed December 18, 2011
- Residence Halls page, Norwich University web site, accessed December 18, 2011
- Personal observation of and gravestone photographs by author, May 26, 2006
- Ex-Gov. S. C. Wilson of Vermont is Dead, New York Times, October 6, 1967
- Newspaper article, Former Governor Dies at 88, by United Press International, published in Bennington Banner, October 6, 1967
- Vermont Death Records, 1909-2008, entry for Stanley Calef Wilson, accessed December 18, 2011
- Inventory of the Stanley Calef Wilson Papers, Special Collections, University of Vermont Library
- The Political Graveyard
- Find A Grave page, Stanley Calef Wilson, accessed December 18, 2011
|Lieutenant Governor of Vermont
1929 – 1931
John E. Weeks
|Speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives
1917 – 1917
Charles S. Dana