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Kittredge Haskins

Born: Apr 8, 1836

Death: Aug 7, 1916

Birthplace: Dover

Nationality: United States

Kittredge Haskins

Date of Birth : Apr 8, 1836
Date of Death : Aug 7, 1916
Birth Place : Dover

Kittredge Haskins was a Vermont lawyer and politician who served in the U.S. House of Representatives. Born in Dover, Vermont, Haskins attended the public schools and received instruction from a private tutor. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1858. Commencing private practice in Wilmington, Vermont, he moved to Williamsville in 1861 and continued the practice of law. During the American Civil War, Haskins enlisted as a private in Company I, 16th Vermont Infantry on August 23, 1862. He was commissioned first lieutenant on September 20 of that year and served until March 19, 1863, when he resigned on account of disabilities. Haskins returned to Vermont and settled in Brattleboro. He entered the government service as a civil employee in the office of the assistant quartermaster of Volunteers and served in that capacity until the close of the war. After the end of the war Haskins resumed the practice of law. He was appointed a colonel and chief of staff to Governor Peter T. Washburn in 1869 and served as a member of the Republican state committee from 1869 to 1872.

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