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George Aiken

George David Aiken in his office
United States Senator
from Vermont
In office
January 10, 1941 â€“ January 3, 1975
Preceded by Ernest W. Gibson, Jr.
Succeeded by Patrick Leahy
64th Governor of Vermont
In office
January 7, 1937 â€“ January 9, 1941
Lieutenant William H. Wills
Preceded by Charles Manley Smith
Succeeded by William H. Wills
59th Lieutenant Governor of Vermont
In office
January 10, 1935 â€“ January 7, 1937
Governor Charles Manley Smith
Preceded by Charles Manley Smith
Succeeded by William H. Wills
77th Speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives
In office
January 13, 1933 â€“ January 10, 1935
Preceded by Edward H. Deavitt
Succeeded by Ernest E. Moore
Member of the Vermont House of Representatives
In office
1931–1935
Personal details
Born George David Aiken
(1892-08-20)August 20, 1892
Dummerston, Vermont, U.S.
Died November 19, 1984(1984-11-19) (aged 92)
Montpelier, Vermont, U.S.
Resting place Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Putney, Vermont, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Beatrice Howard
Lola Pierotti
Profession Farmer
Horticulturist
Author

The best policy is to declare victory and leave.
As one who has often felt this need, and who has found refreshment in wild places, I attest to the recreational value of wilderness.
George Aiken
If we were to wake up some morning and find that everyone was the same race, creed and color, we would find some other causes for prejudice by noon.
George Aiken
True conservation provides for wise use by the general public. The American people do not want our resources preserved for the exclusive use of the wealthy. These land and water resources belong to the people, and people of all income levels should have easy access to them.
George Aiken
People are people the world over. Some are good, some bad, some greedy and some generous. Nations are like people and act the same way.
George Aiken