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  Aiken, George D.
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NameGeorge D. Aiken
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Putney, Vermont , United States
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Born August 20, 1892
DiedNovember 19, 1984 (92 years)
ContributorJoshua L.
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Jun 26, 2016 01:44am
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Infoborn in Dummerston, Windham County, Vt., August 20, 1892; moved with his parents to Putney, Vt., in 1893; attended the public schools of Putney and Brattleboro, Vt.; engaged in fruit farming in 1912; also conducted an extensive nursery business, and in 1926 engaged in the commercial cultivation of wildflowers; served as school director of Putney 1920-1937; member of the State house of representatives 1931-1935 and served as speaker 1933-1935; lieutenant governor of Vermont 1935-1937 and Governor 1937-1941; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate, November 5, 1940, to fill the vacancy in the term ending January 3, 1945, caused by the death of Ernest W. Gibson, but did not assume office until January 10, 1941; reelected in 1944, 1950, 1956, 1962, and 1968, and served from January 10, 1941, to January 3, 1975; was not a candidate for reelection in 1974; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in Executive Departments (Eightieth Congress), Committee on Agriculture and Forestry (Eighty-third Congress); died in Putney, Vt., November 19, 1984; interment in West Hill Cemetery, Putney, Vt.


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  01/03/1973 President Pro Tempore Lost 42.86% (-14.29%)
  07/28/1972 President Pro Tempore Lost 45.45% (-9.09%)
  01/22/1971 President Pro Tempore Lost 45.45% (-9.09%)
  01/03/1971 President Pro Tempore Lost 45.00% (-10.00%)
  01/03/1969 President Pro Tempore Lost 43.00% (-14.00%)
  11/05/1968 VT US Senate Won 99.89% (+99.77%)
  09/10/1968 VT US Senate - R Primary Won 72.76% (+45.58%)
  09/10/1968 VT US Senate - D Primary Won 61.77% (+41.79%)
  01/03/1967 President Pro Tempore Lost 35.35% (-29.29%)
  01/03/1965 President Pro Tempore Lost 32.00% (-36.00%)
  01/03/1963 President Pro Tempore Lost 33.33% (-33.33%)
  11/06/1962 VT US Senate Won 66.83% (+33.81%)
  11/06/1956 VT US Senate Won 66.39% (+32.79%)
  11/07/1950 VT US Senate Won 78.01% (+56.01%)
  11/07/1944 VT US Senate Won 65.81% (+31.61%)
  11/05/1940 VT US Senate - Special Election Won 61.63% (+23.26%)
  09/10/1940 VT US Senate - Special R Primary Won 55.36% (+10.73%)
  11/08/1938 VT Governor Won 66.75% (+33.51%)
  11/03/1936 VT Governor Won 60.89% (+22.13%)
  09/08/1936 VT Governor - R Primary Won 42.15% (+7.90%)
  11/06/1934 VT Lt. Governor Won 57.80% (+16.06%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 15, 1971 R William H. Rehnquist
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 09, 1971 D Lewis Franklin Powell, Jr.
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - May 17, 1970 R Harry Blackmun
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Apr 08, 1970 R G. Harrold Carswell
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Nov 21, 1969 R Clement Furman Haynsworth, Jr.
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Jun 23, 1969 R Warren E. Burger
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 30, 1967 D Thurgood Marshall