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Slade, William, 1786-1859



  • Existence: 1786 - 1859


William Slade Jr. was born on May 9, 1786 in Cornwall, Vermont. He graduated from Middlebury College in 1807. He studied law with Joel Doolittle and was admitted to the bar in 1810 after which he began the practice of law in Middlebury, Vermont. In 1831, Slade was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives as an Anti-Masonic candidate in a special election to fill the vacancy created by the death of Rollin C. Mallary. He was reelected as an Anti-Masonic candidate and served until 1843. Slade was an outspoken opponent of slavery and also served as the seventeenth Governor of Vermont from 1844-1846. He died on January 18, 1859.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Middlebury, VT to Corresponding Committee of the Abolition Society, Dartmouth College [Hanover, NH], Letter

Identifier: Mss 842526.2
Mss 842526.2
Date(s): 1842-09-26

Slade declines an invitation to speak on abolition at Dartmouth due to his exhaustion from his congressional duties. The Corresponding committee members are T.O. Adams, Charles Newhall and E. Newton, Jr.

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