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Forgotten Founder: The Life and Times of Moses Robinson, Vermont Pioneer, Revolutionary, Statesman


A Presentation by Robert Mello

Thursday, April 16, 2009, 7:30

Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building, University of Vermont

Vermont was built from the bottom up by pioneers who braved the wilderness looking for economic opportunity, freedom of worship, and personal autonomy.  Few of these early founders were more important to the formation of Vermont than Moses Robinson, yet his remarkable contributions are almost entirely forgotten.  Robert Mello is working on a biography of Robinson, whose life (1741-1813) spanned one of the most important period’s of our nation’s history.  In this presentation, Mellow will demonstrate how extensively Robinson influenced the debates and events of Vermont’s formative years as a leader of the Green Mountain Boys, a member of the Council of Safety, Vermont’s first Chief Justice, governor, and one of Vermont’s first two U.S. senators.

Robert Mello is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, President of the Vermont Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, a practicing lawyer, and a trustee of the Vermont Historical Society.

Cosponsored by the Friends of Special Collections and the Center for Research on Vermont

Free and open to the public.  Parking is available at the visitor parking lot on College St. (free after 6 pm).

For more information, call 656-2138 or e-mail uvmsc@uvm.edu.

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