William HEBARD, Congress, VT (1800-1875)


HEBARD, William, a Representative from Vermont; born in Windham, Conn., November 29, 1800; attended the common schools and the Orange County Grammar School in Randolph, Vt.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1827 and commenced practice in East Randolph, Vt.; prosecuting attorney of Orange County 1832-1836; member of the State house of representatives in 1835; served in the State senate in 1836 and 1838; judge of probate of Randolph district in 1838, 1840, and 1841; again a member of the State house of representatives 1840-1842, 1858, 1859, 1864, 1865, and 1872; elected associate judge of the State supreme court in 1842 and 1844; moved to Chelsea, Vt., in 1845; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1853); delegate to the constitutional convention in 1857; again a member of the general assembly in 1858, 1859, 1864, 1865, and 1872; resumed the practice of law; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1860; died in Chelsea, Orange County, Vt., October 20, 1875; interment in the Old Cemetery, Randolph Center, Vt.


Hebard, William. Speech of Mr. Hebard of Vermont, on the Presidentâs message, communicating the constitution of California: delivered in the House of Representatives, U.S., in the committee of the whole on the state of the union, March 14, 1850. Washington: Gideon and Co., 1850.

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