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Biographical Sketch of Dr. Horace Powers

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DR. HORACE POWERS was the son of Urias and Lucy Powers, and was born Oct. 27, 1807. His early education was obtained in the common schools of his native town and the Academy at Newport, after finishing which he studied medicine with Dr. J. B. McGregory, of Newport, and having attended two full’ courses of Lectures at Dartmouth College under the noted and lamented Dr. Muzzey, he received his diploma of M. D. at the Medical College at Woodstock, Vt., in the spring of 1832. He was married Oct. 22, 1833, to Miss Love E. Gilman, of Unity, N. H., and settled in Morristown, Vt., where he has since resided. He has one son now living, H. Henry Powers, Esq., a graduate of the University of Vermont, and at present a leading lawyer of his county, residing in his native town. Another son, George R. Powers, died in the army in Feb., 1862.

The Dr. was a Justice of the Peace in Morristown twentyfive years in succession; was a Deputy Sheriff many years, and in 1844 and ’45 High Sheriff of Lamoille County; in 1850, represented his town in the Vermont Constitutional Convention, and in 1853 and ’54, represented Lamoille County in the Vermont State Senate. He has also been a Director in the Lamoille County Bank for many years ; in 1865, being out of health, he retired from the most extensive and lucrative practice in his county.


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