Paul DILLINGHAM, Jr., Congress, VT (1799-1891)


DILLINGHAM, Paul, Jr., (father of William Paul Dillingham), a Representative from Vermont; born in Shutesbury, Mass., August 10, 1799; moved with his father to Waterbury, Vt., in 1805; attended the district school in Waterbury; studied law; was admitted to the bar in March 1823 and commenced practice in Waterbury, Vt.; justice of the peace 1826-1844; town clerk of Waterbury 1829-1844; member of the State house of representatives 1833-1835 and 1837-1840; prosecuting attorney of Washington County 1835-1838; delegate to the State constitutional conventions of 1836, 1857, and again in 1870; served in the State senate in 1841, 1842, and 1861; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1847); was not a candidate for renomination in 1846; Lieutenant Governor 1862-1865; Governor of Vermont in 1865 and 1866; resumed the practice of law; retired in 1875; died at his home in Waterbury, Vt., July 26, 1891; interment in the Village Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present