Program 4 - Under the Golden Dome

Madeleine M. Kunin

Madeleine M. Kunin of Shelburne, Chittenden County, Democrat, was born in Zurich, Switzerland on September 28, 1933 and became resident of present town in September, 1957. Occupation: teacher/writer. She was educated in elementary school in Forest Hills, New York; Pittsfield, Massachusetts High School; University of Massachusetts (Amherst), (B.A., 1956); School of Journalism, Columbia University (New York), M.S., 1957; University of Vermont, M.A., 1967; Fellow, Institute of Politics, Harvard University, 1983; Honorary degrees: Norwich University, St. Michael’s College, Middlebury College, University of Massachusetts (Amherst), Green Mountain College, and Marlboro College. 1987 Chair, New England Governor’s Conference; Executive Committee member, National Governor’s Association; Executive Committee, National Democratic Governor’s Association.  Member of the House from District 1-8, 1973-74, Chittenden 4-8, 1975-76, 1977-78. Lieutenant Governor, 1979-80, 1981-82. Governor, 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.

Louise Robinson Swainbank

Louise Robinson Swainbank of St. Johnsbury, Republican, was born at
Ware, Massachusetts on November 3, 1917 and became resident of present town in October, 1945. Occupation: retired teacher. She was educated in elementary schools in Ware, Mass.; Ware High School; Northfield Seminary; graduated, Smith college (A.B., 1939). She and John A. Swainbank have three sons and one daughter. Member of Advisory Council of Governor’s Commission on the Status of Women; State advisory Committee, U.S. Civil Rights Commission; Chairman of Board of Trustees, University of Vermont (term expires 2/79); St. Johnsbury Women’s Club; St. Johnsbury College Club; St. Johnsbury Child Advocacy Council; State advisory Committee on the Elderly; and republican County Committee. Member of the House from District 10-2 for 1971-72, 1973-74 and from Cal 1-2 for 1975-76, 1977-78 and 1979-80.