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Vermont General Assembly, House, papers, 1968-1977.
Little, George Edward, 1921-2009.
Library Call Number Copy Material Location
Vermont Historical Society Library  MSA 142  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 

Personal Author : Little, George Edward, 1921-2009.
Title : Vermont General Assembly, House, papers, 1968-1977.
Physical Description : .5 linear ft.
Summary :

The papers were assembled by George E. Little of Burlington, Vermont, from his election in 1968 to the end of his second term in the Vermont House of Representatives in 1972. Although the papers consist largely of printed materials and newspaper clippings related to his work with the House Appropriations Committee, there are a few miscellaneous papers which date from a later period, 1973-1977.

There are only a few letters in the papers. One of the few letters is an impassioned plea to save Montpeliers Pavilion Hotel (May 15, 1969), signed by "A Grass Rooter". Miscellaneous materials for 1969-1970 include publications intended for legislative use, such as lists of legislators, standing committees of the House and Senate, a chart of the House, an election calendar, as well as rules for both House and Senate.

Biographical or historical data :

George Edward Little Jr., was born in Burlington, Vermont, on September 8, 1921. He was a printer by occupation. He was educated in schools in Burlington, the University of Vermont (B.A., 1943) and did graduate work at Carnegie-Mellon (1946-1967). He was a director and chair of the Chittenden Bank; trustee of the University of Vermont, 1968-1974; and a trustee and chair of Trinity College of Vermont. He was a Burlington alderman, 1961-1967; chair of the Vermont Board of Social Welfare; and chair of the Vermont Higher Education Planning Commission, 1983-1984. He served in the U.S. Air Force, 1943-1946.

Little was a member of the Vermont House from District 1-8, 1969-1970 and 1971-1972. While in the House he served on the Appropriations Committees for both terms. He was a member of the Vermont Senate in 1983-1984, 1985-1986, 1987-1988, 1989-1990, and 1991-1992. While in the Senate he was a member of the Natural Resources and Energy Committee, 1985-1986 and 1987-1988, and the Appropriations Committee, 1983-1984, 1985-1986, 1989-1990, and 1991-1992, and was its vice chair in 1987-1988. He also served on the Legislative Council, 1985-1986 and 1987-1988 and the Judicial Nominating Committee. He was a co-sponsor of the controversial Clean Air Bill which was defeated in 1990 and a supporter of Act 200, the controversial growth planning law passed in 1988.

Related Collections : The Vermont Historical Society also has a collection of George Little's papers when he was a member of the Vermont Senate, 1982-1992 (MSA 304-305, MSA 72-73, Doc 468), a collection of papers from the Vermont Council for Effective Government, 1976-1982, where George Little was treasurer (MSA 224), and two folders of papers relating to the Little Press (Doc 468, Folders 32-33).
Corporate Subject : Vermont. General Assembly. House.
Vermont. General Assembly. House Appropriations and expenditures.
Pavilion Hotel Montpelier, Vt.
Geographic Term : Vermont Politics and government 20th century.
Vermont Officials and employees.
Genre/Form : Correspondence.
Occupation : Legislators
Electronic Resource : Click here for full text of finding aid.