Robert S. Babcock
|Robert S. Babcock|
|66th Lieutenant Governor of Vermont|
January 8, 1959 – January 5, 1961
|Preceded by||Robert Stafford|
|Succeeded by||Ralph A. Foote|
|Born||July 22, 1915
|Died||September 1, 1985
He was born in Evanston, Illinois to Oliver and Martha (née Shillingford). A Rhodes Scholar, he served during World War II in the US Navy. Babcock later moved to Burlington, Vermont, and became a university professor.
Elected the 66th Lieutenant Governor of Vermont in 1958, he served a single term (1959–1961). In 1960, he unsuccessfully ran for Republican gubernatorial nomination, losing to eventual winner F. Ray Keyser, Jr.