Program 10 - Under the Golden Dome

Mary Ann Carlson

Mary Ann Carlson of Arlington, Bennington County. Democrat, was born in Palo Alto, California on January 22, 1944 and became resident of present town in June, 1978. Occupation: innkeeper. Co-owner and operator of West Mountain Inn, Arlington, Vermont. She was educated in elementary schools in Palo Alto, California, graduated from Notre Dame High School, Belmont, California; Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (B.A., 1965). She has thirty-two graduate credits toward M.A., in special education, Fordham University (1977) and has a master’s degree in counseling and psychology, Lesley College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, (1991). She is married to Wesley H. Carlson, and they have three daughters and two sons. She serves on the Vermont Loan Fund Board; Vermont Interactive Television Coordinating Council; Governor’s Blue ribbon Commission on Educational and Municipal Financing Reform: Judicial Nominating Board. Member of: Arlington Townscape; Project Against Violent Encounters; Vermont Business Association for Social Responsibility; VT’s State Business and Professional Women; Chambers of Commerce of Arlington, Bennington and Manchester; VT, National Organization of Women Honored with awards from Southern Vermont College, Honorary Doctor of Laws; United Counseling Service, Cleveland E. and Phyllis B. Dodge Award; Bennington County and State of Vermont Business and Professional Woman of the Year Award; Vermont Law Income Advocacy Council, certificate of appreciation.

Member of the Senate: 1989-90, 1991-92 (Democratic leader), and 1993-94.

Harvey Carter

Harvey Carter of Corinth, Democrat, was born in New York City on November 2, 1938 and moved to Bennington in 1964. He is a graduate of Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, (B.A., 1960) and Duke Law School Durham, North Carolina (J.D., 1963). He was formerly a member of the law firm of Witten and Carter, P.C., with offices in Bennington and Manchester and has been a sole practitioner from 1988 to present. He is married, has two sons and he and his wife run Maryella Farm in Corinth. Member of the House, 1969-70. Member of the Senate, 1985-86, 1987-88.

Robert T. Gannett

Robert T. Gannett of Brattleboro, Windham County. Republican, was born in Boston, Massachusetts on September 26, 1917 and became a resident of present town in August, 1946. He was married to the former Sarah Alden Derby who died in 1999, and they have one daughter and two sons. Occupation: lawyer. He was educated in elementary schools in Milton, Massachusetts; Milton Academy and Harvard University (B.A., 1939; L.L.B., 1942). Member of Brattleboro Retreat, former trustee; Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, corporator and past president; National Life Insurance Company, director emeritus, United Way of Windham County, former director, Vermont Community Foundation, trustee; American College of Probate Counsel.

He served in the U.S. Army, 1942-46; Major, Field Artillery. Member of the House: 1953, 1955. 1957, 1959. Member of the Senate: 1973-74, 1975-76, 1977-78, 1979-80, 1981-82, 1983-84, 1985-86, 1987-88, 1989-90, 1991-92.

Samuel Lloyd

Samuel Lloyd of Weston, Democrat, was born at New York City on September 8, 1925 and became resident of present town in December, 1960. Occupation: retired owner of Weston Bowl Mill. He was educated in elementary schools in Connecticut and Lawrenceville, New Jersey High School. Member of: Forest Resource Advisory Council, first chairman; former chairman, Governor’s Task Force on Wood as a Source of Energy. He has been Weston Town Moderator, 35 years; former chairman/member, Weston Planning Commission, 1969-76; Zoning Administrator, 1970-76; He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, 1943-46, 1950-51. Member of the House from District 27 for 1973-74 and from Windham-Windsor-1 for 1975-76, 1977-78 and 1979-80.

Edgar May

Edgar May of Springfield, Windsor County, Democrat, was born in Zurich, Switzerland on June 27, 1929 and became resident of present town in 1965. Occupation: journalist. He was educated at Northwestern University, (B.S.J., 1957). U.S. Government, various posts. Member of the House; 1975-76, 1977-78, 1979-80, 1981-82. Member of Senate: 1983-84, 1985-86, 1987-88, 1989-90.

Gretchen Morse

Gretchen Morse of Charlotte, Chittenden County, Republican, was born in Hyannis, Massachusetts on November 17, 1943 and became resident of present town in January, 1971. She is married to James L. Morse and they have two daughters. She has educated in elementary schools in Falmouth, Massachusetts; Lawrence High School, Falmouth, Massachusetts; Colby-Sawyer College (A.A., 1963); University Of Vermont (B.S., 1975). Member of: National Council of State Human Services Administrators. Past member of : Governor’s Commission On the Status of Women, Executive Committee; Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Advisory Group; Governor’s Commission on Children and Youth. Received “Distinguished Service Award” from U.V.M. College of Education and Social Services, 1983. Member of the House, 1977-78, 1979-80, 1981-82, 1983-84.

Sallie Thompson Soule

Sallie Thompson Souleof Shelburne, Chittenden County, Democrat, was born in Detroit, Michigan on May 13, 1928 and became resident of present town in September, 1978. She is married to Gardner N. Soule and they have two sons and two daughters. Occupation:retired book seller, partner, Bygone Books. She was educated in elementary schools in Grosse Point, Michigan; Milton Academy, Milton, Massachusetts; Smith College,
Northampton, Massachusetts (B.A., 1950); University of Vermont (M.A., 1952. Member of: Governing Board, Vermont ETV; Advisory Board Lake Champlain Committee. Also a member of the Vermont State Judicial Nominating Board; Administrative Committee and Project Review Committee of the Vermont Health Policy Corporation; Governor’s Commission on Health Care Costs; Children’s Task Force, Vermont Department of SRS; board member, Friends of the Vermont State House. Member of the House, 1977-78, 1979-80. Member of the Senate, 1981-82, 1983-84.

David S. Wolk

Wolk, David S. of Rutland, Rutland County, Democrat, was born in Rutland, Vermont on March 26, 1953 and became resident of present town in 1990. Occupation: President of Castleton State College: He was educated in elementary schools in Rutland, Vermont; graduated from Rutland High school, Rutland, Vermont; Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont, (B.A., 1975); University of Vermont (M.Ed., 1976); Harvard University (Doctoral Candidate). He has one daughter and one son. Member of: Vermont Headmasters Association; Teacher Shortage Task Force; UVM Vermont Council; Vermont Student Assistance Corporation; board of directors; former Rutland City alderman and Justice of the Peace. He was chosen Vermont Legislator of the Year by the Vermont Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, 1990; Vermont Principle of the Year, 1988. He served on following committees during the 1989-90 session: Judiciary; Education; Joint Fiscal; Judicial Retention; DWI Legislative Study Committee, chair. Member of the Senate: 1989-90, 1991-92.