The Road to Civil War

Homer E. Royce

(June 14, 1819 — April 24, 1891) Homer Elihu Royce, a Representative from Vermont; born in East Berkshire, Franklin County, Vt., June 14, 1819; attended the local academies of St. Albans and Enosburg, Vt.; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in East Berkshire, Vt., in 1844; member of the State house of representatives in 1846 and 1847; State prosecuting attorney in 1848; served in the State senate 1849-1851, 1861, and 1868; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1861); was not a candidate for renomination in 1860; again a member of the State senate in 1861 and 1868; elected associate justice of the supreme court of Vermont in 1870; was appointed chief justice of that court in 1882, and served until 1890, when he resigned; died in St. Albans, Vt., April 24, 1891; interment in Calvary Cemetery, East Berkshire, Vt. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at]

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