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Cornwall in Addison County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

William Slade

1786-1857

 
 
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By Dennis Gilkenson, June 15, 2018
1. William Slade Marker
Inscription. William Slade was one of Vermontís great public servants and an ardent abolitionist. Born when Vermont was an independent republic, he died just before the Civil War.

A graduate of Middlebury College admitted to the bar in 1810, Slade was a formidable activist opposed to the war with Mexico. He compiled the first Vermont State Papers and Laws of Vermont to 1824. The centerpiece of his career came when he was elected to Congress on the Anti-Masonic ticket in 1831, and was reelected as a Whig. A strong proponent of public education, Slade advanced a program of education reform during his term as Vermontís 17th governor. He was corresponding secretary of the Board of National Popular Education, which he co-founded with Catherine Beecher.
 
Erected 2017 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Location. 43° 57.707′ N, 73° 12.566′ W. Marker is in Cornwall, Vermont, in Addison County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2598 VT Route 30, Middlebury VT 05753, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birthplace of Ray Fisher (approx. 3.9 miles away); John Deere (approx. 4.1 miles

William Slade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dennis Gilkenson, June 15, 2018
2. William Slade Marker
away); Emma Willard (approx. 4.2 miles away); Charter House (approx. 4.3 miles away); Silas Wright (approx. 5.3 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 5Ĺ miles away); The U.S. Government Morgan Horse Farm (approx. 5.7 miles away); Levi P. Morton (approx. 7.1 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 18, 2018, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 18, 2018, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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