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Hon. George W. Hendee was born in Stowe, Vt., November 30, 1832. When about six years of age he came with his parents to this town. He attended school at the People’s Academy, studied law with Thomas Gleed, was admitted to the bar in 1855, and has practiced here since 1858. He represented the town in 1861-’62, was State senator in 1866, ’67 and ’68, was elected lieutenant-governor in 1869, served three months, when, upon the death of Gov. P. T. Washburn, he succeeded him and held the office to the close of the term, and was in congress from 1873 to 1879, since which time he has attended to his practice here.