Whitman G. Ferrin

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Whitman G. Ferrin (July 9, 1818 – June 1, 1896) was a Vermont attorney and politician who served as State Auditor.

Biography[edit]

Whitman G. Ferrin was born in Croydon, New Hampshire on July 9, 1818. He was raised in Morrisville and Montpelier, studied law under Luke Poland, and was admitted to the bar. Ferrin practiced initially in Wolcott, and later in Johnson, Hyde Park, and Montpelier.[1]

From 1848 to 1849 Ferrin was Lamoille County State's Attorney.[2][3]

He also served in local offices throughout his life, including Justice of the Peace.[4][5][6]

A Republican, Ferrin served terms in the Vermont House of Representatives in the mid-1850s and late 1860s.[7][8] In 1870 he was elected Auditor of Accounts, and served until 1876.[9][10][11]

Ferrin was an original incorporator of the Montpelier Savings Bank and Trust Company and served as its Treasurer.[12][13] He also served as President of the Union Mutual Fire Insurance Company.[14]

He died in Montpelier on June 1, 1896.[15]

Whitman G. Ferrin was the uncle of Vermont Governor George Whitman Hendee.[16]

Political offices
Preceded by
Dugald Stewart
Vermont Auditor of Accounts
1870-1876
Succeeded by
Jedd P. Ladd

References[edit]

  1. ^ Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont, by Hiram Carleton, 1903, pages 282 to 284
  2. ^ Courts, County Buildings, and Early 19th Century Officers of Lamoille County, Vermont page, Vermont Genealogy.com web site, accessed November 24, 2011
  3. ^ History of Lamoille County Vermont, Gazetteer and Business Directory of Lamoille and Orleans Counties, Vt. For 1883-84, Compiled and Published by Hamilton Child, Syracuse, N.Y., 1883, Pages 29-35
  4. ^ Journal of the House of the State of Vermont, published by Vermont General Assembly, 1845, page 190
  5. ^ Journal of the House of the State of Vermont, published by Vermont General Assembly, 1846, page 287
  6. ^ Journal of the House of the State of Vermont, published by Vermont General Assembly, 1848, page 269
  7. ^ History of the town of Johnson, Vt. 1784-1904, compiled by Oread Literary Club, 1907, page 71
  8. ^ The History of the Town of Montpelier, Including That of the Town of East Montpelier, compiled and edited by Abby Maria Hemenway, 1882, pages 272 to 273
  9. ^ Journal of the House of the State of Vermont, published by Vermont General Assembly, 1871, page 450
  10. ^ Vermont Legislative Directory, published by Vermont Secretary of State, 1896, page 165
  11. ^ Vermont Legislative Directory, published by Vermont Secretary of State, 1947, page 172
  12. ^ Gazetteer of Washington County, Vt., 1783-1889, edited by William Adams, 1889, page 332
  13. ^ Successful Vermonters: A Modern Gazetteer of Lamoille, Franklin and Grand Isle Counties, by William Hartley Jeffrey, 1907, page 9
  14. ^ Report of the Insurance Commissioner of the State of Vermont, published by Vermont Insurance Commissioner, 1886, page xvi
  15. ^ New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial, edited by William Richard Cutter, Volume 4, 1914, pages 1867 to 1868
  16. ^ History of Morristown, Vermont, compiled by Anna L. Mower for Morrisville Women's Club, 1935, page 268