James Barrett (Vermont)
|Associate Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court|
|Succeeded by||Russell S. Taft|
|State's Attorney of Windsor County|
|Preceded by||Calvin French|
|Succeeded by||John Ward|
|President pro tempore of the Vermont State Senate|
|Preceded by||Ebenezer N. Briggs|
|Succeeded by||George T. Hodges|
|Member of the Vermont State Senate|
|Born||May 31, 1814|
Strafford, Vermont, U.S.
|Died||April 21, 1900 (aged 85)|
Rutland, Vermont, U.S.
|Resting place||Evergreen Cemetery|
|Alma mater||Dartmouth College|
James Barrett was born in Strafford, Vermont on May 31, 1814. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1838, and received a master's degree in 1841. Barrett studied law, first with James Crocker of Buffalo, New York and later with Charles Marsh.
Start of careerEdit
In 1843 he became the partner of Jacob Collamer. From 1848 to 1849 Barrett practiced law in Boston, and upon returning to Woodstock he formed a partnership with Andrew Tracy and Julius Converse.
A Whig, in 1844 and 1845 Barrett was elected to term in the Vermont Senate, and he was chosen by his peers to serve as Senate President in 1845. From 1854 to 1855 he was Windsor County State's Attorney.
Death and burialEdit
- New England Historic Genealogical Society , The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 55, 1901, page 295
- Robert Sobel, David B. Sicilia, The United States Executive Branch: A-L, 2003, page 120
- Lewis Cass Aldrich, Frank R. Holmes, History of Windsor County, Vermont, 1891, page 914
- William Thomas Davis, Bench and Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Volume 2, 1895, page 341
- Prentiss Cutler Dodge, Encyclopedia of Vermont Biography, 1912, page 85
- Middlebury College, Catalogue of Officers and Students of Middlebury College], 1917, page 486
- Dartmouth College, Centennial Celebration at Dartmouth College, July 21, 1869, (1869), page v
- Vermont Bar Association, Act of Incorporation, Constitution, Members, and Papers and Addresses, 1882, page 15
- Jacob G. Ullery, Men of Vermont Illustrated, 1894, pages 184 to 185
- Dartmouth College, Necrology, 1900, page 7
- Gravestone photographs, James Barrett, Find A Grave, accessed June 1, 2012
Ebenezer N. Briggs
| President pro tempore of the Vermont State Senate
1845 – 1846
George T. Hodges