Thomas C. Cheney

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Thomas C. Cheney (October 10, 1868 October 13, 1957) was a Vermont politician and attorney who served as Speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives.

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Biography

Thomas Charles Cheney was born in Morristown, Vermont, on October 10, 1868. [1] He graduated from the University of Vermont in 1891, studied law and became an attorney in Morrisville, Vermont. [2] Cheney served in several local offices including school board member, and was Morristown's Town Meeting Moderator for more than 25 years. [3]

Cheney also became active in the insurance business, and was president of the Vermont Insurance Federation and a director of the Vermont Mutual Fire Insurance Company. [4] [5]

A Republican, in 1892 Cheney worked in the office of the Vermont Secretary of State. He was an assistant clerk of the Vermont House of Representatives from 1894 to 1898, and clerk from 1898 to 1906. [6]

From 1900 to 1902, Cheney was Lamoille County State's Attorney. [7]

In 1906 and 1908, Cheney was elected as a member of the Vermont House, serving from 1906 to 1910. He was Speaker for the entire length of his house service. [8]

After leaving office, Cheney returned to his legal and insurance interests. He died in Morrisville on October 13, 1957, and was buried in the Pleasant View Cemetery there. [9]

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References

  1. Successful Vermonters: A Modern Gazetteer of Lamoille, Franklin and Grand Isle Counties, by William Hartley Jeffrey, 1907, pages 54 to 56
  2. General Catalogue of the University of Vermont, published by the university,1901, page 166
  3. The National Underwriter, Volume 42, Issues 1-26, 1928, page 14
  4. Vermont Legislative Directory, published by Vermont Secretary of State, 1902, page 499
  5. The Insurance Year Book, published by The Spectator Company (New York), 1921, page 65
  6. Walter J. Bigelow, Vermont, Its Government, 1919, page 33
  7. Report of Proceedings of the Annual Meeting, published by Vermont Bar Association, 1958, page 64
  8. Speakers of the Vermont House of Representatives since 1870, by Vermont Secretary of State, Archives and Records Administration, 2009, page 4
  9. Vermont Death Records, 1909-2008, entry for Thomas Charles Cheney, accessed January 28, 2012
Political offices
Preceded by Speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives
1906 1910
Succeeded by
Preceded by Clerk of the Vermont House of Representatives
1898–1906
Succeeded by
Fred L. Hamilton