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Biographical Sketch of Frederick S. Woodbridge

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Woodbridge, Frederick S., Vergennes, was born in Addison county, Vt., in 1818. He was a graduate of the University of Vermont in 1841, and admitted to the bar in 1843. He has represented his district in the Legislature for four years, and represented the same in the Senate for three terms; he has also been State auditor, prosecuting attorney for the State, a member of Congress for several years, and president pro tem. of the Senate for three years, and served on judiciary committee at Washington. He was married in 1846 to Mary Halsey, a daughter of Major Halsey. They have had a family of five children born to them, four sons and one daughter — Doctor Enoch D. (a graduate of Yale College, and also of the New York College for Physicians and Surgeons, after which he spent two years in Bellevue Hospital; he settled in Vergennes, Vt., in the practice of his profession), Edward H. (is also a graduate of Yale College), Frederick A. (is an agriculturist and stock grower), Henry B. (is a graduate of Williams College), and Mary A. (who was educated at Miss Porter’s school at Farmington, Conn., and was married to Walter Scranton, of Pennsylvania.) Frederick E. was a son of Enoch D. and Clara (Strong) Woodbridge. She was born in Addison county, Vt., and he was born in Bennington county. Enoch Woodbridge was a noted and influential lawyer of Addison county, Vt., where he died in 1853, having had a family of ten children born to them, only one of whom is now living — Frederick E. Woodbridge. Enoch D. Woodbridge was a son of Enoch Woodbridge, who was chief justice of this State for many years.


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