Stanley C. Wilson
Early years and career
Stanley Wilson first visited the Tufts University and then studied law. After his admission to the bar he practiced in Montpelier and Chelsea. At that time he was Protokollist at the District Court of Washington County. This activity, he held also in the House of Representatives from Vermont. After that, he was involved in numerous companies. These included the National Bank of Orange County, the Hartford Savings Bank and Trust Company and fire insurance.
Stanley Wilson was a member of the Republican Party. Between 1915 and 1917 he was a member of the House of Representatives of his State. After that, he was 1917-1923 District Judge in Washington County. From 1925 to 1927 he was again in the House of Representatives, this time even as its president. Subsequently he was for two years until 1929 member of the State Senate. In 1928, Wilson was elected as a candidate of his party for lieutenant governor of his state. He was 1929-1931 Deputy Governor John E. Weeks.
Governor of Vermont
In the gubernatorial election of 1930, Wilson was elected themselves. After a re-election in 1932 he was able to hold that office between 8 January 1931 to 10 January 1935. Much of his time in office were overshadowed by the global economic crisis of the time. In this context, he campaigned for better prices on the agricultural sector and for better working conditions in agriculture. At the time, also the state of Vermont a income taxation. The streets of the state was made all under state control. Improvements and expansion of the road network were part of a job creation program. The breakthrough to overcome the economic crisis could also be achieved in Vermont with the help of the federal government under President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his New Deal policies.
After his governorship Wilson worked at one of the most respected firms in Vermont as a lawyer. Wilson was also involved in the restructuring of the Vermont Copper Company. Later he became president of this company. In 1952 he was the driving force behind the creation of a hospital (Chelsea Health Center ) in Chelsea. Wilson was curator of several universities. He was over 50 years in the Board of Trustees of Norwich University. For 15 years he was chairman of this committee. Stanley Wilson died in October 1967. He was married to Grace Goodwin Bacon.