Robert S. Babcock

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Robert S. Babcock
67th Lieutenant Governor of Vermont
In office
January 8, 1959 – January 5, 1961
Governor Robert Stafford
Preceded by Robert Stafford
Succeeded by Ralph A. Foote
Personal details
Born July 22, 1915
Evanston, Illinois
Died September 1, 1985(1985-09-01) (aged 70)
Yuma, Arizona
Political party Republican

Robert Shillingford Babcock (July 22, 1915 – September 1, 1985) was an American politician, Republican from Vermont.

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.

He served in the Vermont Senate (1951–1955 and 1957–1958) and was an alternate delegate to the 1952 Republican National Convention.

Elected the 67th 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.

Babcock later served in the Vermont House of Representatives (1977–1981). He died in Yuma, Arizona.


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Political offices
Preceded by
Robert T. Stafford
Lieutenant Governor of Vermont
Succeeded by
Ralph A. Foote