Obituaries

Frederick E. Woodbridge

Woodbridge, Frederick E[noch]. For four years in Congress, was born at Vergennes, August 29, 1818, graduated at the University of Vermont, 1840, studied law with his father, Hon. E. D. Woodbridge and was admitted and practiced at Vergennes. He was a member of the state House of Representatives, 1849, 1857, 1858, repeatedly mayor of Vergennes, state auditor, 1850-'51-52, prosecuting attorney, 1854-'58, engaged in railroad management, and was several years vice-president and active manager of the Rutland & Washington R. R.; a state senator, 1860-'61, and president pro tempore of that body in 1861. He was elected a representative from Vermont in the Thirty-eighth Congress as a Republican, receiving 8,565 votes, against 3,486 for White, Democrat; was re-elected to Thirty-ninth Congress, receiving 9,447 votes, against 3,671 for Wells, Democrat, was re-elected to Fortieth Congress, 10, 568 votes, against 3,036 for Wells, Democrat.

Mr. Woodbridge died April 25, 1888. [He is buried in Prospect Cemetery, Vergennes].


Source: Jacob G. Ullery, compiler, Men of Vermont: An Illustrated Biographical History of Vermonters and Sons of Vermont, (Transcript Publishing Company, Brattleboro, VT, 1894), Part I, p. 156.

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