HENDEE, George Whitman, (1832 - 1906)


HENDEE, George Whitman, a Representative from Vermont; born in Stowe, Lamoille County, Vt., November 30, 1832; attended the common schools of Morrisville, Vt., and People’s Academy; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1855 and commenced practice in Morrisville, Vt.; prosecuting attorney of Lamoille County in 1858 and 1859; member of the State house of representatives in 1861 and 1862; during the Civil War served as deputy provost marshal; served in the State senate 1866-1868; Lieutenant Governor of Vermont in 1869 and acted as Governor after the death of Governor Washburn; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third, Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1879); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1878; resumed the practice of law; national-bank examiner 1879-1885; interested in the breeding of Morgan horses; died in Morrisville, Vt., on December 6, 1906; interment in Pleasant View Cemetery.