1899 - Born on the 8th of January in East Dover, Vermont.
1918 - He served in the U.S Marine Corps.
1920 - He received an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College.
1921 - He went into the lumber business, first in Headville, Vermont.
- He was involved in banking.
1923 - He married Rachel White which gave him one son.
1941 - He entered state politics as a Republican legislator.
1944 - He was the Speaker of the House.
1945 - He served a term in the United States House of Representatives.
1946 - He made a failed effort to capture the Republican gubernatorial nomination in New Hampshire.
1950 - He formed a Re-organization Committee to recommend changes in state operations.
1951 - He served as chairman of the U.S. Conference of Governors for one year.
- He was asked to be White House Chief of Staff for the new Republican president, Dwight D. Eisenhower.
1958 - He was pressured to resign, when a House subcommittee revealed him that he accepted an
expensive vicuña overcoat and oriental rug.
1986 - He died on the 27th of October and buried at Riverside Cemetery.
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