Paul Dillingham, Jr. ( born August 10, 1799 in Shutesbury, Franklin County, Massachusetts, † July 26, 1891 in Waterbury, Vermont ) was an American politician and 1865-1867 Governor of the State of Vermont. From 1843 to 1847 he was a deputy in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Early years and political rise
In 1805, Paul Dillingham came with his father to Waterbury in Vermont. There he attended the local schools. After a subsequent law degree, he was admitted to the bar in 1823. Then he began to work in Waterbury in his new profession. Between 1826 and 1844, he was also justice of the peace.
Between 1833 and 1835, and again from 1837 to 1840 was deputy in the Dillingham House of Representatives from Vermont. Between 1835-1838 he was district attorney in Washington County. In the years 1837, 1856 and 1870 he was a member of each of a commission to revise the constitution of Vermont. From 1841 to 1842, and again in 1861 he was a member of the State Senate. Between March 4, 1843 to March 3, 1847 Dillingham deputy in Congress. Politically, he was originally a member of the Democratic Party. He later moved over to the Republican Party.
Governor of Vermont and other CV
Between 1862 and 1865 Dillingham was vice- governor of his state. In 1865 he was elected as a candidate of the Republican Party as the new governor. He took up his new post on 13 October 1865 and was for a re-election in 1866 until October 13, 1867 remain in office. During his tenure, the school system of the state was reformed. At that time was also a school for teacher training. In 1867 he declined to run again. After the end of his governorship Dillingham was worked until 1875 as a lawyer again. Then he withdrew into retirement. He died in July 1891 at the age of 91 years. With his wife, Julia Carpenter, he had seven children, including the son of William, who from 1888 to 1890 should also be Governor of Vermont.