Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Brainerd, Lawrence

Brainerd, Lawrence, a Senator from Vermont; born in East Hartford, Conn., March 16, 1794; when nine years of age went to Troy, N.Y., to reside with an uncle and in 1808 moved with him to St. Albans, Vt.; completed preparatory studies; taught school; employed as a clerk in a mercantile establishment until 1816; engaged in mercantile, banking, navigation, and railroad enterprises; affiliated with the Whig Party until 1840, when he became a member of the Liberty Party; unsuccessful candidate for Governor; elected as a member of the Free-Soil Party to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William Upham and served from October 14, 1854, to March 3, 1855; was not a candidate for reelection; subsequently received the unanimous nomination for Governor, but declined the honor; resumed business activities; chairman of the delegation at Chicago in 1860 that nominated Abraham Lincoln for President; died in St. Albans, Franklin County, Vt., May 9, 1870; interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Brainerd, Lawrence," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.881 Original Sources, accessed April 16, 2024, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=9HDBU84KU6AL8KB.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Brainerd, Lawrence." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.881, Original Sources. 16 Apr. 2024. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=9HDBU84KU6AL8KB.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Brainerd, Lawrence' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.881. Original Sources, retrieved 16 April 2024, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=9HDBU84KU6AL8KB.