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FARNHAM, Roswell, governor of Vermont, born in Boston, Massachusetts, 23 July 1827. When he was thirteen years of age his family removed to Bradford, Vermont. He was graduated at the University of Vermont in 1849, was admitted to the bar in 1857, and was state attorney from 1859 till 1862. He then entered the army as lieutenant of the 1st Vermont regiment, and was provost marshal at Newport News, Virginia. He afterward became lieutenant colonel of the 12th Vermont during its service in the field. He was in the state senate in 1858'9, a delegate to the Republican national convention in 1876, and a presidential elector on the Hayes ticket the same year. He has served on the state board of education, and has been one of the trustees of the University of Vermont and the State agricultural College since 1878. He was governor of Vermont from 1880 till 1882, having received the largest vote ever cast, and defeating, Edward J. Phelps, afterward minister to England.
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