Daniel Farrand

Daniel Farrand (September 9, 1760 – October 13, 1825) was a Vermont politician and lawyer who served as Speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives and a Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court.


Daniel Farrand was born in Canaan, Connecticut on September 9, 1760.[1][2] He graduated from Yale University in 1781, studied law and moved to Vermont to establish a practice.[3][4] Initially residing in Windsor, he subsequently moved to Newbury.[5]

Farrand served in several local and county offices, including Orange County State's Attorney. A Federalist, he served in the Vermont House of Representatives from 1792 to 1793 and 1796 to 1799. From 1798 to 1799 he served as Speaker of the House.[6][7]

Farrand moved to Rockingham in the early 1800s. In addition to serving as Windham County State's Attorney he served in the Vermont House again from 1802 to 1803. In 1802 he was an unsuccessful candidate for the United States House of Representatives, losing to James Elliott.[8]

In 1813 Farrand served on the Vermont Council of Censors. The same year he was also elected to the Vermont Supreme Court, serving to 1815.[9]

After leaving the court Farrand moved to Burlington, where he continued to practice law. In 1817 he was head of the welcoming committee that received President James Monroe during Monroe's tour of New England, and he delivered the welcoming address.[10]

Farrand died in Burlington on October 13, 1825 and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery.[11]

Stephen Jacob, who also served on the Vermont Supreme Court, was his brother-in-law.[12]


  1. ^ Biographical Sketches of the Graduates of Yale College, by Franklin Bowditch Dexter, 1907, page 186
  2. ^ Vermont: The Green Mountain State, by Walter Hill Crockett, Volume 5, 1923, page 80
  3. ^ Biographical Sketches of the Graduates of Yale College, by Franklin Bowditch Dexter, 1911, page 305
  4. ^ Annals of the American Pulpit, by William Buell Sprague, Volume 1, 1859, page 490
  5. ^ Biography, Daniel Farrand, The Green Bag: An Entertaining Magazine of the Law, Volume 6, 1894, pages 78 to 79
  6. ^ Men of Vermont Illustrated, by Jacob G. Ullery, 1894, pages 178 to 179
  7. ^ Speakers of the Vermont House of Representatives Archived 2012-07-20 at Archive.today, published by Vermont Secretary of State, Archives and Records Administration, 2012
  8. ^ History of the Town of Rockingham, Vermont, by Lyman Simpson Hayes, 1907, page 657
  9. ^ The Vermont Digest, 1789-1905, by Robert Roberts, Volume 1, 1910, list of Vermont Supreme Court Justices prior to page 1
  10. ^ Records of the Council of Safety and Governor and Council of the State of Vermont, published by E. P. Walton (Montpelier), Volume 8, 1880, pages 489 to 490
  11. ^ A Branch of the Jacksons and Correlated Families, 1730-1911, 1911, page 27
  12. ^ Taft, Russell S. (January 1, 1894). "The Supreme Court of Vermont, Part III". The Green Bag. Boston, MA: Boston Book Company.
Political offices
Preceded by
Abel Spencer
Speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives
Succeeded by
Amos Marsh