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ROYCE, Stephen, governor of Vermont, born in Tinmouth, Vermont, 12 August, 1787; died in East Berkshire, Vermont, 11 November, 1868. He was graduated at Middle-bury in 1807, studied law, and was a member of the legislature from Sheldon, Franklin county, in 1815-'16, and from St. Albans, Franklin county, in 1822-'4. From 1825 till 1827, and from 1829 till 1852. he was judge of the supreme court of Vermont, and he served as chief judge from 1846 till 1852. He was governor of Vermont in 1854-'6. The University of Vermont gave him the degree of LL.D. in 1837.--His nephew, limner Elihu, jurist, born in East Berkshire, Vermont, 14 June, 1820, was educated in the common schools, was admitted to the bar in 1842, and practised in his native town. He was a member of the state house of representatives in 1846-'7 and 1862, prosecuting attorney for Franklin county in 1848-'9, and state senator in 1849-'51, and was elected to congress as a Republican, serving from 7 December, 1857, till 3 March, 1861. From 1870 till 1882 he was associate judge of the supreme court of Vermont, and since 1.882 he has been chief judge. He was a delegate to the National Republican convention of 1868.
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