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Frederick G. Fleetwood

Frederick G. Fleetwood
Member of the
United States House of Representatives
from Vermont's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1925
Preceded by Frank L. Greene
Succeeded by Elbert S. Brigham
Personal details
Born (1868-09-27)September 27, 1868
St. Johnsbury, Vermont, U.S.
Died January 28, 1938(1938-01-28) (aged 69)
Morrisville, Vermont, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Ruth Louise Slocum Fleetwood
Alma mater University of Vermont at Burlington and Harvard University
Profession Politician, Lawyer
Religion Episcopalian[1]

Frederick Gleed Fleetwood (September 27, 1868 - January 28, 1938) was an American lawyer and politician. He served as a U.S. Representative from Vermont.


Fleetwood was born in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont to Henry W. Fleetwood and Laura Kenney Fleetwood. He attended the common schools of St. Johnsbury, and graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy in 1886. He also entered the University of Vermont at Burlington in 1886 and graduated from Harvard University in 1891.[2]

He served as Secretary of the commission on revision of Vermont statutes from 1893 until 1894.[3] Fleetwood studied law with his step-father, Phillip K. Gleed. Fleetwood was admitted to the bar and began the practice of law in Morrisville, Vermont in 1894 as the law partner of Gleed.[4] Fleetwood served as prosecuting attorney for Lamoille County from 1896 until 1898.[5] He was elected town clerk and treasurer of Morrisville, serving from 1896 until 1900.[6]

He served as a member of the Vermont State House of representatives from 1900 until 1902.[7] He was the Presidential Elector for Vermont in 1900.[8] Fleetwood was the Secretary of the State of Vermont and the Insurance Commissioner of Vermont from 1902 until 1908.[9] He again served as Secretary of the State from 1917 until 1919. From 1910 until 1913 he served as a Director of the St. Johnsbury and Lake Champlain Railroad.[10][11]

Fleetwood was elected as a Republican candiadate to the Sixty-eighth Congress, serving from March 4, 1923 until March 3, 1925.[12] He was not a candidate for renomination in 1924.

After leaving Congress, he resumed the practice of law and engaged in banking. He died on January 28, 1938 in Morrisville, Vermont. He is interred in Pleasant View Cemetery in Morrisville.[13]

Personal life

Fleetwood was married to Ruth Louise Slocum Fleetwood.[14][15]


External links

  • Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
  • The Political Graveyard
  • Find A Grave

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