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BRIGHAM, Paul, soldier, born in 1745; died in Norwich, Vermont, 16 June, 1824. He was four years a captain in the Revolutionary army, was High Sheriff of Windsor County, Vermont, for five years, major general of militia, and chief judge of the county court for five years. He was lieutenant governor of the state from 1796 till 1813, and again from 1815 till 1820. From 25 August till 16 October, 1797, he was acting governor, by reason of the death of Governor Thomas Chittenden.
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