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Elijah Paine

Elijah Paine (January 21, 1757 – April 28, 1842) was a US Senator from Vermont, serving as a Federalist from 1795 to 1801.

Born in Brooklyn, Connecticut; attended the public schools; served in the Revolutionary War; graduated from Harvard College in 1781; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Windsor, Vermont; practiced law and cultivated a farm; began a settlement at Williamstown, Vermont; established a cloth factory and a saw and grist mill in Northfield, Vermont; secretary of the State constitutional convention 1786; member of the State house of representatives 1787-1790; judge of the State supreme court 1791-1795; elected to the United States Senate in 1794; reelected as a Federalist in 1800 and served from March 4, 1795, to September 1, 1801, when he resigned; United States judge of the district of Vermont from 1801 until his death in Williamstown, Orange County, Vermont; interment in West Hill Cemetery in Williamstown.

His son, Charles Paine, was Governor of Vermont from 1841 to 1843.

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United States Senate
Preceded by
Stephen R. Bradley
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Vermont
Succeeded by
Stephen R. Bradley

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