1831-1843, U.S. House of Representatives – William Slade


This U.S. House of Representative William Slade  history mug is one of a collection of U.S. Governance biographical mugs.  An image of William Slade and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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Born in Cornwall, Vermont, William Slade attended Middlebury College and became a lawyer.  He established and was editor of the Columbian Patriot.  Slade next served as Vermont secretary of state, judge and clerk in the U.S. Department of State.  Slade was elected to the U.S. House as an Anti-Masonic candidate and later as a Whig candidate, serving from 1831-1843.  After leaving Congress, William Slade was a reporter of decisions of the Vermont state supreme court before being elected as governor of Vermont where he served from 1844-1846.

The House of Representatives and Senate comprise the legislative branch of the U.S. government.  Representatives, elected from congressional districts, are allocated to states based on population measured by the U.S. Census.  The number of Representatives is set by law at 435.  The House is charged with the passage of federal legislation, known as bills, which after concurrence by the Senate, are sent to the president for consideration.  The House has the power to initiate all bills related to revenue and the impeachment of federal officers.

The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history.  The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton.  He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone.  The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.

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