Carroll S. Page
Carroll Smalley Page
|United States Senator|
October 21, 1908 – March 3, 1923
|Preceded by||John W. Stewart|
|Succeeded by||Frank L. Greene|
|43rd Governor of Vermont|
October 2, 1890 – October 6, 1892
|Lieutenant||Henry A. Fletcher|
|Preceded by||William P. Dillingham|
|Succeeded by||Levi K. Fuller|
|Member of the Vermont State Senate from Lamoille County|
|Preceded by||H. Henry Powers|
|Succeeded by||Edwin Wheelock|
|Member of the Vermont House of Representatives from Hyde Park|
|Preceded by||Waldo Brigham|
|Succeeded by||George L. Waterman|
|Born||January 10, 1843|
Westfield, Vermont, US
|Died||December 3, 1925 (aged 82)|
Hyde Park, Vermont, US
|Spouse(s)||Ellen Frances Patch Page|
Page was born in Westfield, Vermont, the son of Russel Smith Page (1813-1893) and Martha Malvina Smalley Page (1821-1907). Russel S. Page was a farmer, banker, businessman, and public official who served in several local offices, was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives, and held the county offices of sheriff and assistant judge. Carroll Page attended the local schools, People's Academy in Morrisville and Lamoille Central Academy in Hyde Park. He married Ellen Frances Patch on April 11, 1865, and they had three children.
Page went into the business of buying and selling raw animal hides for the production of leather goods. Based in Hyde Park, Page's enterprise grew until it was recognized as the largest calfskin dealer in the world.
He was Lamoille County Treasurer from 1866 to 1872. Page was also involved in the lumber business and served as President of the Lamoille County Savings Bank and Trust Company and the Lamoille County National Bank, both in Hyde Park. In addition, he was also a director of the St. Johnsbury and Lake Champlain Railroad.
From 1869 to 1872 Page was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives and from 1874 to 1876 he was a member of the Vermont Senate. He was register of the Lamoille County probate court from 1880 to 1891. He was a state savings bank examiner from 1884 to 1888.
As a Republican, Page was elected as Governor of Vermont and served from October 2, 1890 to October 6, 1892. During his term, the office of Governor of Vermont was empowered to appoint judges of all city and municipal courts, and legislation was enacted providing for secret ballots in elections.
In 1908, Page was elected as a Republican to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Redfield Proctor, which John W. Stewart had held temporarily by appointment pending the election results. Page easily defeated the token Democratic candidate, Vernon A. Bullard; he was reelected in 1910 and 1916 and served from October 21, 1908, to March 3, 1923. He was not a candidate for reelection in 1922. While in the Senate, Page was chairman of the Committee on Standards, Weights and Measures (Sixty-first Congress) and a member of the Committee on Cuban Relations (Sixty-second Congress), the Committee on the Disposition of Useless Executive Papers (Sixty-third Congress), the Committee on Transportation and Sale of Meat Products (Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Congresses), and the Committee on Naval Affairs (Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses).
- "Carroll S. Page". National Governors Association. Retrieved November 13, 2012.
- Vermont Adjutant General (1865). Annual Report. Montpelier, VT: Walton's Steam Printing Establishment. p. 55.
- "Carroll S. Page". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved November 13, 2012.
- "Carroll S. Page". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 13, 2012.
- "Carroll S. Page". Govtrack.USCongress. Retrieved November 13, 2012.
- Vermont Old Cemetery Association
- Carleton, Hiram (1903). Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont. New York, NY: Lewis Publishing Co. pp. 32–33.
- Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont.
- "Russell Smith Page in the Vermont Death Records, 1909-2008". Ancestry.com. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, LLC. Retrieved February 19, 2017.
- "Alice Page in the Vermont Death Records, 1909-2008". Ancestry.com. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, LLC. Retrieved February 19, 2017.
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William P. Dillingham
| Governor of Vermont
Levi K. Fuller
John W. Stewart
| U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Vermont
Frank L. Greene