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Jedd P. Ladd (September 28, 1828 – December 27, 1894) was a Vermont politician and attorney who served as state Auditor of Accounts.

Biography

Jedediah Perkins Ladd was born in North Hero, Vermont on September 28, 1828. His name is usually abbreviated as Jedd P. Ladd or Jed P. Ladd.[1][2]

Ladd was raised in North Hero, where he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1858. He served in several local offices, including Justice of the Peace, Town Clerk, Superintendent of Schools, and Grand Isle County State's Attorney, Register of Probate, Clerk and Sheriff.[3][4]

In 1863 Ladd moved to Alburgh. During the Civil War he was in charge of the recruiting service for Grand Isle County. He also served in the militia, first as Captain and commander of a company patrolling the border with Canada following the Saint Albans Raid, and later as Colonel and commander of the 1st Vermont Regiment.[5][6][7]

A Republican, Ladd served terms in the Vermont Senate (1868 to 1869) and the Vermont House of Representatives (1874 to 1876).[8][9]

From 1876 to 1878 he served as State Auditor.[10]

Ladd died in Alburgh on December 27, 1894. He was buried in North Hero's Hyde Cemetery.[11]

Political offices
Preceded by
Whitman G. Ferrin
Vermont Auditor of Accounts
1876-1878
Succeeded by
E. Henry Powell

References

  1. Journal of the House of the State of Vermont, published by Vermont General Assembly, 1875, page 716
  2. Vermont Legislative Directory, published by Vermont Secretary of State, 1878, pages 106 to 107
  3. History of Franklin and Grand Isle Counties, Vermont, edited by Lewis Cass Aldrich, 1891, pages 254 to 255
  4. The Vermont Historical Gazetteer, compiled and edited by Abby Maria Hemenway, Volume 2, pages 478 to 481
  5. The Ladd family: A Genealogical and Biographical Memoir, 1890, page 170
  6. Annual Report, published by Vermont Adjutant General, 1864, page 149
  7. The United States Army and Navy Journal, January 13, 1866
  8. Journal of the Senate of the State of Vermont, published by Vermont General Assembly, 1869, page 3
  9. Journal of the House of the State of Vermont, published by Vermont General Assembly, 1875, page 3
  10. Early History of Vermont, by LaFayette Wilbur, Volume 3, 1902, page 381
  11. Gravestone photographs by contributor Barb Destromp, Find A Grave.com web site, accessed November 24, 2011

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