Alexander V. Acebo

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Alexander V. Acebo, Vermont State Auditor, 1970 to 1993

Alexander V. "Tino" Acebo (born September 5, 1927) is a retired Vermont politician who served for over 20 years as State Auditor.


Alexander Valentino Acebo was born in Barre, Vermont on September 5, 1927. He was educated in Barre and graduated from Spaulding High School in 1946. Acebo served in the United States Army from 1946 to 1949 and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant in the Finance Corps.[1]

In 1952 Acebo graduated from Bryant College in Providence, Rhode Island, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration.[2]

Active in local civic affairs, Acebo served as a member of the Barre City School Board, including time as the board's chairman.[3]

Acebo began work in the State Auditor's office in 1961. He was serving as chief staff auditor in 1970 when incumbent Robert T. King died in office.[4] Maurice T. Keefe, the Deputy State Auditor, declined Governor Deane Davis's appointment to the State Auditor's position. Davis then offered it to Acebo, who accepted. (Keefe continued to serve as Acebo's Deputy.) Acebo was also selected by the Vermont Republican Party as its nominee for Auditor in the 1970 election.[5]

In November, 1970 Acebo was elected to a full term. He won reelection every two years until 1990, and served from September, 1970 to January, 1993. He did not run for reelection in 1992.

In retirement Acebo relocated to Wells Beach, Maine.[6]


  1. ^ Vermont Legislative Directory and State Manual, published by Vermont Secretary of State, 1992, page viii
  2. ^ Commencement Program, Bryant College, published by the college, 1952, page 5
  3. ^ Vermont Year Book, published by National Survey, 1969, page 127
  4. ^ Newspaper article, Chief Auditor Named, by United Press International, published in Bennington Banner, February 7, 1969
  5. ^ Newspaper article, Acebo Nominated As Auditor, by United Press International, published in Bennington Banner, September 22, 1970
  6. ^ Obituary, Jose Sabino Acebo, published in The World (Barre, Vermont), October 20, 2009
Political offices
Preceded by
Robert T. King
Vermont Auditor of Accounts
1970 – 1993
Succeeded by
Edward S. Flanagan