Abram W. Foote
|Abram W. Foote|
|Born||October 24, 1862
Cornwall, Vermont, U.S.
|Died||May 14, 1941 (aged 78)
Middlebury, Vermont, U.S.
|Political party||Republican Party|
|Relatives||Ralph A. Foote (grandson)|
Foote was a farmer and businessman, with interests in banking, insurance and other companies. He organized the Cornwall Telephone Company and built the first line from Addison County to Burlington, a venture he later sold to New England Telephone. In 1908, he organized the Rutland County Telephone Company, of which he served as General Manager.
A Republican, he served in several local offices in Cornwall and was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives from 1900 to 1901. Foote was elected Addison County Assistant Judge in 1902, and reelected in 1904. He again won election to the Vermont House in 1914, serving one term. Foote won election to the Vermont Senate in 1916, serving from 1917 to 1919. In 1920, he was elected Lieutenant Governor and served from 1921 to 1923.
Death and legacy
Abram W. Foote died in Middlebury, Vermont on May 14, 1941, and was buried in West Cornwall's Evergreen Cemetery. He was the grandfather of Ralph A. Foote, who served as Lieutenant Governor from 1961 to 1965.
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- Journal of the Senate of the State of Vermont, published by Vermont General Assembly], 1905, page 476
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- Newspaper article, Proctor Wins in Vermont, Indianapolis Star, September 14, 1922
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- Obituary, Abram W. Foote, New York Times, May 15, 1941
- Newspaper article, Miss Judith E. Foote Becomes Bride of William G. Hermann, Bennington Banner, July 31, 1956
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