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Poland, Luke P. (Luke Potter), 1815-1887

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Personal name headingPoland, Luke P. (Luke Potter), 1815-1887
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Variant(s)Poland, Luke Potter, 1815-1887
Birth date1815-11-01
Death date1887-07-02
Place of birthWestford (Vt.)
Waterville (Vt.)
AffiliationRepublican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
United States. Congress. Senate
United States. Congress. House
United States. Congress. House
Vermont. General Assembly. House of Representatives
Profession or occupationLegislators Lawyers Judges
Found inVer. Supreme Ct. Opinion of the judges of the Supreme Court of Vermont ... 1864: p. 26 (Luke P. Poland)
LC in OCLC, 3-3-89 (hdg.: Poland, Luke Potter, 1815-1887; usage not shown; variant: Luke P. Poland)
Bio. dir. of the U.S. Congress website, December, 5, 2016 (Poland, Luke Potter, a Senator and a Representative from Vermont; born in Westford, Vt., November 1, 1815; attended the common schools and Jericho Academy; taught school; studied law; admitted to the bar in December 1836 and practiced in Morrisville, Vt.; register of probate 1839-1840; member of the State constitutional convention in 1843; prosecuting attorney of Lamoille County 1844-1845; judge of the supreme court of Vermont 1848-1860, chief justice 1860-1865, when he resigned; appointed and subsequently elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Jacob Collamer and served from November 21, 1865, to March 3, 1867; elected to the Fortieth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1867-March 3, 1875); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Forty-fourth Congress; chairman, Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business (Fortieth Congress), Committee on Revision of the Laws (Fortieth, Forty-first and Forty-third Congresses); member, Vermont house of representatives 1878; trustee of the University of Vermont at Burlington and of the State Agricultural College; president of the First National Bank of St. Johnsbury for twenty years; elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); was not a candidate for renomination; died at his country home near Waterville, Lamoille County, Vt., July 2, 1887; interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, Vt.)
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