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John Warren Gordon


"Born in Vershire, Sept. 16, 1857, his boyhood was spent in West Bolton. He attended Burlington High School and Barre Academy, and was graduated from Dartmouth College, 1883. He taught as a submaster one year in Milford, Mass., and two years in the High School of Worcester, Mass. In 1890 he was admitted to the Bar of Vermont and subsequently to the Federal Bar and began practising law at Barre . . . . He served as mayor of Barre from 1896 to 1900, and was in the Vermont Senate, 1910; the House of Representatives, 1923 and 1929; candidate for Congress, 1912, and for Governor of Vermont, 1930. He was author of three of the Constitutional Amendments proposed in 1910 and adopted in 1912, and of various other laws." [Walter John Coates & Frederick Tupper (eds.), Vermont Verse: An Anthology 237-38 (Brattleboro: Stephen Daye Press, 1931)]

Gordon died October 26, 1931, at Montpelier, Vermont. [Source: Gordon Genealogy; Walter John Coates (ed.), A Bibliography of Vermont Poetry and Gazetteer of Vermont Poets 175 (Montpelier: Vermont Historical Society, 1942)] [Vol. 1] [Vol. 2, apparently, was never published]

John Warren Gordon
Encyclopedia Vermont Biography: A Series of Authentic Biographical Sketches of the Representative Men of Vermont and Sons of Vermont in Other States 203 (Burlington: Ullery Publishing Company, 1912)


John Warren Gordon, A Voice of the Hills, Poems (Montpelier, Vermont: Capital City Press 1917)