Consuelo N. Bailey

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Consuelo Northrop Bailey
65th Lieutenant Governor of Vermont
In office
January 8, 1955 – January 10, 1957
Governor Joseph B. Johnson
Preceded by Joseph B. Johnson
Succeeded by Robert T. Stafford
Personal details
Born (1899-10-19)October 19, 1899
Fairfield, Vermont
Died September 9, 1976(1976-09-09) (aged 76)
Burlington, Vermont
Political party Republican
Alma mater University of Vermont, Boston University School of Law

Consuelo Northrop Bailey (October 19, 1899 – September 9, 1976)[1] was an American lawyer and elected official.

Bailey was elected to the Vermont Senate in 1930, and in 1926 became the first woman to be admitted to practice before the Vermont Supreme Court.[2]

In 1951, Bailey was elected to the Vermont House of Representatives. She served as Speaker of the House from 1953 to 1955, the first woman Speaker of the Vermont House. She was the first female lieutenant governor of any state in U.S. history,[2] serving as the 65th Lieutenant Governor of Vermont between 1955 and 1957.

She later served as National Secretary of the Republican National Committee.

Bailey received her J.D. from Boston University School of Law and was admitted to the Vermont Bar in 1925.[3]


  1. ^ "Consuelo Bentina "Connie" Northrop Bailey (1899 - 1976) - Find A Grave Memorial". Retrieved 2017-01-19. 
  2. ^ a b "Consuelo Northrop Bailey Papers". Special Collections, University of Vermont Library. Retrieved January 19, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Consuelo Northrup Bailey: Vermont’s First Woman Speaker". Retrieved 2017-01-19. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Joseph B. Johnson
Lieutenant Governor of Vermont
Succeeded by
Robert T. Stafford