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  Walton, Eliakim P.
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NameEliakim P. Walton
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Montpelier, Vermont , United States
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Born February 17, 1812
Died December 19, 1890 (78 years)
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Sep 21, 2006 02:22pm
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InfoWALTON, Eliakim Persons, a Representative from Vermont; born in Montpelier, Vt., February 17, 1812; attended the common schools; apprenticed to a printer; studied law, but did not practice; engaged in journalism and compiling; editor of “Walton’s Vermont Register”; organizer and first president of the Editors and Publishers’ Association, holding the office of president for more than twenty years; after the retirement of his father in 1853 was sole proprietor of the Watchman until 1868; served in the State house of representatives in 1853; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth, Thirty-sixth, and Thirty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1863); declined to be a candidate for reelection and returned to his editorial and literary labors; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1864; member of the State constitutional convention in 1870; served in the State senate in 1875 and 1877; trustee of the University of Vermont and of the State agricultural college 1875-1887; president of the Vermont Historical Society 1876-1890; died in Montpelier, Washington County, Vt., December 19, 1890; interment in Green Mount Cemetery.

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