Program 7 - Under the Golden Dome

Catherine M. Beattie

Catherine M. Beattie (Mrs. Harold) Representative of Danville, Democrat, was born at Danville on April 5, 1921. Occupation: Farming. She was educated at Danville elementary and High School. She is married and has three sons and seven daughters. Member of the following organizations: Order of Eastern Star; Danville Woman’s Club; Pythian Sisters; Danville Parent-Teachers Group; Caledonia County Farm Bureau. Member of the House of 1965.

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.

John G. Kristensen

John G. Kristensen of Guilford, Windham County, Democrat, was born in New York, New York on March 31, 1924 and became a resident of present town in 1952. Occupation: attorney. He was educated in elementary schools in Valley Stream, New York; Central High School, Valley Stream, New York; Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pennsylvania (B.S., 1974); Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts (LL.B., 1950). Member of: Judicial Conduct Board, 1987-93; Town Moderator, 1975-present; Brattleboro Union High School Moderator, 1984-present; Guilford Town Democratic Committee; Vermont Bar Association, president, 1985-86; Vermont State Board of Education, 1961-67; Guilford School Board, 1956-69; former member of state and county Democratic committees. He served as a law clerk for federal judge and former Governor Ernest W. Gibson, 1952-53. He is married to the former Calista R. Elliot, and they have three daughters and two sons. Member of the House: 1993-94 (seated February 2, 1993), 1995-96, 1997-98.

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.

Peter T. Mallary

Peter T. Mallary of Fairlee, Orange County, Democrat, was born on June 12, 1953 in Poughkeepsie New York. He has lived in West Newbury since 1987. Occupation: author, editor, publisher. He was educated at schools in New York and Bradford, Vermont in 1976 (B.A., History). He is married to the former Frances Neville-Rolfe, and they have one daughter. He is the publisher of Behind the Times, an Orange County monthly newsmagazine, and It’s Classified, a weekly advertising paper. He is the author of several books, including two volumes of New England history and architecture. He served as a planning commissioner in Fairlee, Vermont, and on that town’s Public School Assessment committee. Member of the House: 1991-92, 1993-94, 1995-96. Assistant Majority Leader: 1993-94.

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.

Timothy J. O’Connor, Jr.

Timothy J. O’Connor, Jr. of Brattleboro, Democrat, was born at Brattleboro, Vermont on December 13, 1936. Occupation: attorney at law. He was educated at St. Michael’s Elementary and High School; Holy Cross College, Worchester, Massachusetts (Bachelor of Arts and Science); and Georgetown University of Law, Washington, D.C. (Law Degree). He is married to the former Martha Hannum and they have one son and two daughters. Member of: Elks, Knights of Columbus, American Bar Association and Vermont Bar Association. He has been a member of State Board of Mental Health, 1967-73; trustee of University of Vermont, 1973-79; Brattleboro Municipal Court Judge, 1965-67. Member of House from District 4-3 for 1969-70, 1971-72, 1973-74 and from Windham 4-3 for 1975-76, 1977-78, and 1979-80. Speaker of the House, 1975-76, 1977-78 and 1979-80.

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.