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Frank T. Vaughan, one of the younger lawyers of Newport, was born May 4, 1864, in Woodstock, Vt., son of Edwin and Elizabeth L. (Tenney) Vaughan. The father, who graduated at the Albany Law School, New York, followed the legal profession, and at the time of his death was Judge of Probate. Edwin Vaughan commenced his law practice in New York City; but in 1859 he removed to Claremont, N.H., and entered into partnership with Colonel Alexander Gardner. In 1861 he enlisted in the New Hampshire Battalion of the First Rhode Island Volunteer Cavalry, and was afterward transferred to the First New Hampshire Cavalry, with the rank of Captain. He remained in the service throughout the late war, acting at one time as Provost Marshal. Claremont, and was thereafter engaged in his profession until 1869. In that year he was appointed United States Consul to Canada, a post which he efficiently filled for twelve years. Upon his return to Claremont he was made Judge of Probate, and he afterward served as Representative to the State legislature. He was largely interested in educational matters, was liberal in religion, and he was a member in good standing of the A. F. & A. M. He died December 18, 1890. He and his wife had three children. One died in infancy; and Charles Edwin died at the age of twelve years, from the injuries resulting from the kick of a horse. The mother still survives.
Frank T. Vaughan spent twelve years of his early life with his father in Canada, where he received his early education. After graduating from the St. Johnsbury Academy in 1882, he immediately entered Dartmouth College, from which he duly graduated in the class of 1886. The next two years were spent in civil engineering on the Burlington & Missouri River Railroad in Nebraska. Returning East in 1888, on account of his father’s feeble health, he began to read law in the office of the Hon. Ira Colby. He was subsequently admitted to the New Hampshire bar in March, 1892. In the preceding year he had received the degree of Master of Arts from Dartmouth College. He took a trip to the World’s Fair in June, 1893. From Chicago he went to Junction City, Kan., and was there engaged in the practice of law and in a real estate and insurance business for a short time. He came back to New Hampshire in 1894; and in October of the same year he removed to Newport, where he has since resided.
In 1892, June 1, Mr. Vaughan married Lottie B. Williamson, of Hartford, Vt., daughter of B. Williamson. She was educated at Randolph Normal School, and afterward taught school very successfully in South Berwick, Me., and in Claremont. She is now the mother of two children, namely: Mabel E., born November 27, 1893; and Edwin C., born March 16, 1896. Mr. Vaughan is a Congregationalist and a chorister of the local society. In politics he is a Republican. Besides attending to his legal practice, he serves in the capacity of Justice of the Peace, Notary Public, and Coroner. He is a member of K. of P., No. 43, of Newport, No. 10, Currier Company, Uniform Rank, K. of P.