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Aiken, George David

Born: 1892 AD
Died: 1984 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Politician

1892 – Born on the 20th of August in Dummerston, Windham County, Vermont.

1909 – He graduated from Brattleboro High School while living in Putney, Vermont.

1931 – He was elected to the Vermont House of Representatives.

1933 – He served as Speaker of the House for two years.

1935 – He was lieutenant governor of Vermont for two years.

1936 – He served being first elected governor.

1938 – He was re-elected as governor.

       – He broke the monopolies of many major industries, including banks, railroads, marble companies, and granite companies as governor of Vermont.

      – He encouraged suffering farmers in rural Vermont to form co-ops to market their crops and get access to electricity.

1940 – He was elected to the United State Senate on the 5th of November.

1944 – He was re-elected as senator for four terms.

1967 – He married his second wife, Lola Pierotti, on the 30th of June.

1968 – He was one of the white-haired men during the time of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s inaugural statement about the torch passing to a new generation.

1984 – He died on the 19th of November in Putney, Vermont at the age of 92.