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Mortimer R. Proctor Papers

Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Vermont Libraries. Special Collections Burlington, Vermont 05405-3596
Creator
Proctor, Mortimer Robinson, 1889-1968
Creator
Aiken, George D., (George David), 1892-1984.
Creator
Plumley, Charles A., (Charles Albert), 1875
Creator
Austin, Warren R., (Warren Robinson), 1877-1963
Creator
Flanders, Ralph E., (Ralph Edward), 1880-1970
Title
Mortimer R. Proctor Papers
ID
mss.043
Date [inclusive]
1945-1946
Extent
7.5 Linear feet 6 cartons
Location
Library Research Annex
Language
Abstract
Proctor was a businessman who also served as state legislator and Governor of Vermont. Collection includes correspondence, notes, reports, newspapers clippings, printed matter, and other official papers from Proctor's governorships. Includes material relating to Brattleboro Retreat, flood control, Vermont-New Hampshire border dispute, and World War II domestic programs. Correspondents include U.S. Senators George D. Aiken, Warren R. Austin, Ralph E. Flanders, and U.S. Represenative Charles A. Plumley.

Preffered Citation

[Identification of item] Mortimer R. Proctor Papers, Special Collections, University of Vermont Library.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections 1976 July 21 

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Manuscripts.

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Biographical Note

Mortimer R, Proctor was born in Proctor, Vermont, on May 30, 1889. He was educated in the public schools of Proctor, the Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, and was graduated from Yale University in 1912. Proctor's career in state politics began in 1933, when he was elected to the Vermont House of Representatives, He was re-elected in 1935, and in 1937t he served as Speaker of the House. In 1939, Proctor was elected to the Vermont Senate for one term. He served as Lieutenant Governor from 1941 until 1944, when he became Governor for one term. Both his father and grandfather were governors of Vermont.

Mortimer Proctor was successively Director (1913-1935), Vice President (1935- ), President (1952-1958) and Chairman of the Board (1958-1967) of the family owned Vermont Marble Company in Proctor, Vermont. He died in 1968.

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Scope and Content Note

The Mortimer R. Proctor Papers contain correspondence, notes, reports, printed matter, newspaper clippings and other official papers which document the gubernatorial years of 1945-1946, The alphabetical arrangement by subject and government department has been retained. The papers were microfilmed by the state and deposited at the University in September, 1969.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Vermont. Governor (Proctor : 1945-1947).
  • Brattleboro Retreat.

Genre(s)

  • Clippings
  • Notes
  • Reports
  • Correspondence

Geographic Name(s)

  • New Hampshire--Boundaries--Vermont
  • Vermont--Boundaries--New Hampshire

Subject(s)

  • World War, 1939-1945--Social aspects
  • Flood control

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