Levi K. Fuller

Levi Knight Fuller ( born February 24, 1841 in Westmoreland, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, † October 10, 1896 in Brattleboro, Vermont ) was an American politician and 1892-1894 Governor of the State of Vermont.

Early years and career

Levi Fuller visited the Brattleboro High School. He then completed an apprenticeship in mechanical engineering in Boston. To finance his education, he worked as a telegraph operator. After his return to Brattleboro, he worked for the Estey Organ Company. He married the daughter of the company bosses and soon rose in the company to the Vice President on. Fuller was also innovative in that time. Over time, he filed about 100 patents, some of which were taken up and utilized worldwide by manufacturers of musical instruments. Fuller was also an amateur astronomer and scientist who had his own observatory and its own library. He advocated for the interests of African Americans in North Carolina and was one of the founders of Shaw University, one of the first colleges for blacks in the South. He was also president of the Brattleboro Savings Bank and curator of the library there. Fuller was also a member of the National Guard and presented in 1874 a separate unit, called the Fuller Light Battery.

Political career

Levi Fuller was a member of the Republican Party. Between 1880 and 1881 he was a member of the Senate of Vermont, from 1886 to 1887 he was vice- governor. In 1892 he was elected as a candidate of his party for governor of his state. In his two-year term of office between October 6, 1892, October 4, 1894, the school system has been further improved and a committee for the entertainment of state roads ( Board of Highway Commissioners ) was founded. After the expiration of his term, he opted not to run again. He retired from public life and took care of his many business activities. Levi Fuller died suddenly and unexpectedly in 1896. He was married to Abby Estey, daughter of his former bosses at the organ builder.