Dewey, Albert Gallatin, 1805-1883

Dewey, Albert Gallatin, 1805-1883



Albert G. Dewey was born in Hartford, Vermont on December 16, 1805. In 1836, he began operating a woolen mill with J. P. & C. Strong, introducing the use of shoddy (rag-wool) in 1841. Over the next few years Dewey joined into business partnerships with Uriah Spalding (circa 1848-1856) and Justin F. McKenzie and William S. Carter (1858). The Strongs, the McKenzies and the Carters were all related to the Deweys by marriage, as was George E. Mann who joined the company in 1896. From 1858-1866, Dewey served as selectman of Hartford, Vermont and from 1863-1864, he was a member of Vermont's General Assembly. In 1870, he became president of the Woodstock Railroad Company, a position he held until 1883. Dewey died on August 26, 1886.

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Albert Dewey papers

Identifier: ML-61
Date(s): 1836 to 1918

Albert G. Dewey (1805-1883), woolen goods manufacturer and selectman. The collection consists of personal papers and correspondence of the Dewey family, as well as the records and correspondence of A. G. Dewey and Company. Some material related to Dewey's position as selectman of Hartford, Vermont is also included.