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Frederick G. Fleetwood

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Frederick G. Fleetwood
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Frederick Gleed Fleetwood
Member of the
United States House of Representatives
from Vermont's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1925
Preceded byFrank L. Greene
Succeeded byElbert S. Brigham
Secretary of State of Vermont
In office
GovernorHorace F. Graham
Preceded byGuy W. Bailey
Succeeded byHarry A. Black
Secretary of State of Vermont
In office
GovernorJohn G. McCullough
Charles J. Bell
Fletcher D. Proctor
Preceded byFred A. Howland
Succeeded byGuy W. Bailey
Member of the Vermont House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1868-09-27)September 27, 1868
St. Johnsbury, Vermont, U.S.
DiedJanuary 28, 1938(1938-01-28) (aged 69)
Morrisville, Vermont, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Ruth Louise Slocum Fleetwood
Alma materUniversity of Vermont at Burlington and Harvard University
ProfessionPolitician, Lawyer

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

Early life and education

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]

Legal and political career

Fleetwood 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 State's Attorney for Lamoille County from 1896 until 1898.[5] He was elected town clerk and treasurer of Morrisville, serving from 1896 until 1900.[6]

Fleetwood served as a member of the Vermont House of Representatives from 1900 until 1902.[7] He was one of the presidential electors from 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 candidate 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. Among the prospecting students who studied law in his office was Harold C. Sylvester, who later served on the Vermont Supreme Court.[13][14]


He died on January 28, 1938 in Morrisville, Vermont. He is interred in Pleasant View Cemetery in Morrisville.[15]

Personal life

Fleetwood was married to Ruth Louise Slocum Fleetwood.[16][17]


  1. ^ "Fleetwood, Frederick Gleed (1868–1938)". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved December 21, 2012.
  2. ^ United States Congress, and Andrew R. Dodge, (2005). Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-2005: The Continental Congress, September 5, 1774, to October 21, 1788, and the Congress of the United States, from the First Through the One Hundred Eighth Congresses, March 4, 1789, to January 3, 2005. Government Printing Office. p. 1061.
  3. ^ Vermont. Office of Secretary of State (1900). Vermont Legislative Directory. Rand, Avery. p. 422.
  4. ^ Carleton, Hiramd (1998). Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Founding of a. Genealogical Publishing Com. p. 705.
  5. ^ The Standard, Volume 51. Standard Publishing. 1903. p. 495.
  6. ^ Jeffrey, William Hartley (1907). Successful Vermonters: a modern gazetteer of Lamoille, Franklin and Grand Isle counties, containing an historical review of the several towns and a series of biographical sketches. The Historical publishing company. p. 53.
  7. ^ "Frederick Gleed Fleetwood". Find A Grave. Retrieved December 21, 2012.
  8. ^ "Fleetwood, Frederick Gleed (1868–1938)". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved December 21, 2012.
  9. ^ State Officers' Reports for. State of Vermont. 1904. p. 152.
  10. ^ St. Johnsbury and Lake Champlain Railroad Company (1911). Annual Report of the Directors of the St. Johnsbury and Lake Champlain Railroad Company to the Stockholders. St. Johnsbury and Lake Champlain Railroad Company.
  11. ^ Vermont. Public Service Board (1914). Biennial Report of the Public Service Board, State of Vermont. Vermont. Public Service Board. p. 482.
  12. ^ "Rep. Frederick Fleetwood". Retrieved December 21, 2012.
  13. ^ "Obituary, Harold C. Sylvester". Burlington Free Press. Burlington, VT. July 16, 1988. p. 2B – via
  14. ^ "Jurist Harold Sylvester Dies". Burlington Free Press. Burlington, VT. July 16, 1988. p. 2B – via
  15. ^ "Frederick Gleed Fleetwood". Find A Grave. Retrieved December 21, 2012.
  16. ^ "Ruth Louise Slocum Fleetwood". Find A Grave. Retrieved December 21, 2012.
  17. ^ The Christian Leader, Volume 120, Part 1. Universalist Publishing House. 1938. p. 283.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Frank L. Greene
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Vermont's 1st congressional district

March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1925
Succeeded by
Elbert S. Brigham
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