Secretaries of State

1778-Present

Thomas Chandler,[1] 1778-1778

Joseph Fay, 1778-1781

Micah Townshend, 1781-1788

Roswell Hopkins, 1788-1802

David Wing, Jr., 1802-1806

Thomas Leverett, 1806-1813

Josiah Dunham, 1813-1815

William Slade, Jr., 1815-1823

Norman Williams, 1823-1831

Timothy Merrill, 1831-1836

Chauncey L. Knapp, 1836-1841

Alvah Sabin, 1841-1842

James McM. Shafter, 1842-1849

Farrand F. Merrill, 1849-1853

Daniel P. Thompson, 1853-1855

Chas. W. Willard, 1855-1857

Benjamin W. Dean, 1857-1861

George W. Bailey, Jr.,[2] 1861-1865

George Nichols, 1865-1884

Charles W. Porter,[3] 1884-1890

Chauncey W. Brownell, 1890-1898

Fred A. Howland, 1898-1902

Frederick G. Fleetwood, 1902-1908

Guy W. Bailey,[4] 1908-1917

Frederick G. Fleetwood, 1917-1919

Harry A. Black,[5]1919-1923

Aaron H. Grout,[6] 1923-1927

Rawson C. Myrick,[7] 1927-1947

Helen E. Burbank,[8] 1947-1949

Howard E. Armstrong, 1949-1965

Harry H. Cooley, 1965-1969

Richard C. Thomas, 1969-1977

James A. Guest, 1977-1981

James H. Douglas, 1981-1993

Donald M. Hooper, 1993-1995

James F. Milne 1995-1999

Deb Markowitz, 1999-2011

Jim Condos, 2011-

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Notes

[1] Resigned October 8, 1778.

[2] Died in office July 1865; Governor Smith appointed Nichols on July 29, 1865.

[3] First Secretary of State elected by the people.

[4] Resigned September 1, 1917 and Governor Graham appointed Frederick G. Fleetwood on same date.

[5] Died April 9, 1923; Governor Redfield Proctor appointed Grout on April 21, 1923.

[6] Resigned March 4, 1927 and Governor Weeks appointed Rawson C. Myrick on May 2, 1927.

[7] Resigned September 1, 1947 and Helen F. Burbank appointed October 15, 1947.

[8] First woman Secretary of State in Vermont.

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