Alexander Hutchinson (Vermont)

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Alexander Hutchinson (July 4, 1764 – February 25, 1853) was a Vermont politician who served as State Auditor.

Biography[edit]

Alexander Hutchinson (sometimes abbreviated Alex or Alex'r) was born in Grafton, Massachusetts on July 4, 1764.

A lifelong bachelor, Hutchinson resided in Woodstock, Vermont, where he became a successful merchant and had a reputation as an eccentric.[1][2][3]

Hutchinson was a veteran of the American Revolution, responding with other members of his militia unit in the aftermath of the Royalton Raid.[4]

He served in local offices, including Register of Probate and postmaster.[5][6][7][8]

From 1806 to 1813 and 1815 to 1817 Hutchinson was Vermont's State Auditor.[9][10]

Hutchinson died in Pomfret, Vermont on February 25, 1853.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Federal Census entry for Alexander Hutchinson, 1810
  2. ^ U.S. Federal Census entry for Alexander Hutchinson, 1850
  3. ^ Diary entry of Christopher C. Baldwin for April 15, 1831, published in Archaeologia Americana: Transactions and Collections of the American Antiquarian Society, Volume 8, 1901, pages 114 to 115
  4. ^ A Biographical Sketch of the Rev. Aaron Hutchinson, A.M. of Pomfret, Vermont, by Rush Christopher Hawkins, 1888, page 31
  5. ^ History of Woodstock, Vermont, by Henry Swan Dana, 1889, page 490
  6. ^ Official Postal Guide, published by U.S. Post Office Department, 1819, page 69
  7. ^ List of Post Offices in the United States, published by U.S. Post Office Department, 1828, page 134
  8. ^ Catalogue of the Principal Officers of Vermont, by Leonard Deming, 1851, page 81
  9. ^ Records of the Governor and Council of the State of Vermont, entry for October 17, 1806, published by E.P. Walton, 1877, page 115
  10. ^ Early History of Vermont, by LaFayette Wilbur, Volume 3, 1902, page 381
  11. ^ A Biographical Sketch of the Rev. Aaron Hutchinson, A.M. of Pomfret, Vermont, by Rush Christopher Hawkins, page 31
Political offices
Preceded by
Benjamin Emmons, Jr.
Vermont Auditor of Accounts
1806–1813
Succeeded by
Job Lyman
Preceded by
Job Lyman
Vermont Auditor of Accounts
1815–1817
Succeeded by
Willis Hall, Jr.