Vermont Governors


These images are from the collection of governors' portraits at the Vermont Historical Society. The collection was begun in 1908 when Elmer Chickering made copies for the VHS of the governors' portraits at the State House and at the Vermont Association of Boston. There were originally 49 portraits made by Mr. Chickering; the collection has been added to over the years.


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Phil Scott, Vermont Governor 2017-
Phil Scott was sworn in as the governor of Vermont on January 5, 2017.

Peter Elliott Shumlin, Vermont Governor 2011-2017
Peter Shumlin was sworn in as governor of Vermont on January 6, 2011, and was sworn in for his second term on January 10, 2013. He was sworn in for his third consecutive term on January 8, 2015.

James Holley Douglas, Vermont Governor 2003-2011
Elected Governor in 2002 and reelected in 2004, 2006, and 2008, Douglas focused on strengthening the state’s economy, making Vermont more affordable, and protecting the state’s natural environment. He was chair of the National Governors Association…