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Franklin D. Hale
"Born in Barnet, Vermont, March 7, 1854, he is a son of Sprague T. and Nancy (Moulton) Hale. He was educated at St. Johnsbury Academy, and in law at Michigan University, graduating in 1877. He has practised in Maine and [served] in Vermont House of Representatives; two terms in the Senate; three terms as State Auditor; five years on the State Board of Education; and sixteen years in the U.S. Consular Service, in Canada, South America and England. His first wife was Addie L. Silsby; his second, Jennie A. Silsby—both of Lundenburg, where he resided until recently. He now lives in Lyndon."
[Walter John Coates (ed.), A Bibliography of Vermont Poetry and Gazetteer of Vermont Poets 186 (Montpelier: Vermont Historical Society, 1942)][Vol. 1][Vol. 2, apparently, was never published][Used with permission of the Vermont Historical Society][After taking up the practice of law, Hale "spent two years in traveling in the western states. In 1881 he settled in Lunenberg as a lawyer, and also engaged in farming." Jacob G. Ullery (ed.), Men of Vermont: An Illustrated Biographical History of Vermonters and Sons of Vermont 173-174 (Brattleboro: Transcript Pub. Co., 1894)]