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Peter Shumlin's Biography

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Full Name:

Peter Elliott Shumlin




Wife: Deborah; 2 Children: Olivia, Rebecca

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Brattleboro, VT

Home City:

Putney, VT

BA, Wesleyan University, 1979

Former Chair, Board of Selectmen

Former Governor, State of Vermont, 2010-2017

Senator, Vermont State Senate, 1996-2002, 2006-2010

President Pro Tempore, Vermont State Senate, 1997, 2006

Candidate, Vermont Lieutenant Governor, 2002

Appointed, Vermont State House of Representatives, 1990-1993

Member, Board of Selectmen, 1980-1990

Former Member, Appropriations Committee, Vermont State Senate

Former Member, Finance Committee, Vermont State Senate

Treasurer, Putney Democratic Committee

Former Member, Rules Committee, Vermont State Senate

Former Member, Transportation Committee, Vermont State Senate

Treasurer, Windham County Democratic Committee

Co-Director, National Geographic Student Expeditions, present

Co-Director, Putney Student Travel, present

Partner, Real Estate Company, present

Dairy Farmer


Member, Board, Buxton School

Member, Board, Landmark College

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Favorite Book:

An Omnivores Dilemma
An Inconvenient Truth
Cider House Rules
Field Notes from a Catastrophe
Northern Borders
The Old Man in the Sea

Favorite Musician:

Grateful Dead, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Aretha Franklin, Grace Potter, Beatles, Rolling Stones, and Led Zeppelin

Favorite Quote:

"Some men see things as they are, and say why, I dream things that never were, and say why not?" - George Bernard Shaw

Hobbies or Special Talents:

Running, Hiking, Cross country skiing, Road biking, Spreading manure, Cutting wood and hay, Raising food, Bar-B-Qs, Vintage Cars, Fishing, Hunting and Gardening

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