Richard A. Snelling

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Richard Snelling
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76th and 78th Governor of Vermont
In office
January 10, 1991 – August 13, 1991
LieutenantHoward Dean
Preceded byMadeleine Kunin
Succeeded byHoward Dean
In office
January 6, 1977 – January 10, 1985
LieutenantGarry Buckley
Madeleine Kunin
Peter Smith
Preceded byThomas P. Salmon
Succeeded byMadeleine Kunin
Chair of the National Governors Association
In office
August 11, 1981 – August 10, 1982
Preceded byGeorge Busbee
Succeeded byScott M. Matheson
Majority Leader of the Vermont House of Representatives
In office
1975–1977
Preceded byGiles Dewey
Succeeded byJim Douglas
Member of the Vermont House of Representatives from the Chittenden 7 district
In office
1975–1977
Serving with David Curtis
Preceded byDistrict created
Succeeded byGretchen B. Morse
Sallie Soule
Member of the Vermont House of Representatives from the 30th district
In office
1973–1975
Serving with Howard Lunderville
Preceded byMary Thurber
Succeeded byDistrict eliminated
Member of the Vermont House of Representatives from Shelburne
In office
1959–1961
Preceded byDerick V. Webb
Succeeded byEustace Thomas
Personal details
Born
Richard Arkwright Snelling

(1927-02-18)February 18, 1927
Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedAugust 13, 1991(1991-08-13) (aged 64)
Shelburne, Vermont, U.S.
Resting placeShelburne Village Cemetery,
Shelburne, Vermont
NationalityAmerican
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Barbara Tuttle Weil (m. 1947-1991, his death)
RelationsWalter O. Snelling (father)
Alice Lee Moqué (grandmother)
Children4 including Diane B. Snelling
EducationHarvard University (BA)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1945–1946
RankTechnician fifth grade
Battles/warsWorld War II
Occupation of Germany

Richard Arkwright Snelling (February 18, 1927 – August 13, 1991) was an American businessman and politician. He was the 76th and 78th Governor of Vermont from 1977 to 1985 and from January 10, 1991 until his death.

Snelling died of a heart attack at his home in Shelburne, Vermont on August 13, 1991 at the age of 64.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Michael, Donoghue (August 14, 1991). "Snelling Dead at 64 While Serving 5th Term". Burlington Free Press. Burlington, VT. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.