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Description: Secretary of War - Redfield Proctor of VermontDate: March 14 1889
Newspaper published in: Pontotoc, MS
Source: MSU Library
Page/Column: Page 1, Column 6
Secretary of War.
Redfield Proctor, to whom has been assigned the portfolio of the War Department, is a native of Vermont, and was at one time Governor of the State. Among the reasons given for the recognition by the new President of the Green Mountain State in the Cabinet councils are, first, the eminence of ex-Governor Proctor in his party, it being stated that he virtually controls the party in his State, and, second, the fact that he, as chairman of Vermont delegation to the Chicago convention last year, was at the head of the only delegation in the whole body which voted solidly for Harrison first, last and all the time. Ex-Governor Proctor has all his life been engaged in “trade,” being in every way a self-made man, who has managed to get together a respectable fortune in a State that is not noted for being burdened with wealth. He lives at Proctor, a town founded by him and which is situated a few miles from Rutland. He is in practical control of the whole output of the Vermont marble quarries, and is one of the largest dealers in that commodity in the United States. At his home at Proctor he is a farmer on a new scale where he owns one of the finest flocks of wrinkley Merino rams and ewes in the world. Throughout the State of Vermont Mr. Proctor is highly respected and has the reputation of being a square man.