The new book by Vermont’s retiring dean and president pro tempore of the U.S. Senate, set for release Tuesday, is less a hard look at history than a labor of love.
The founding of electric cooperatives, Aiken said, shows “that our farmers mean business and will not be bluffed nor seduced into paying, to a privileged few, a tribute on a heritage that rightfully belongs to all Vermonters.”
Just think: What if Sen. Leahy were to retire and, just as he was the first Democrat to go to Washington from Vermont, he opened the door for history to be made again?
Touring the scenes of destruction on a mission from President Coolidge, U.S. Commerce Sec. Herbert Hoover commented that he had seen “Vermont at her worst, but Vermonters at their best.”
Leahy’s predecessor, the late George Aiken, was the same age and in the same honorary position when he kept the public, press and fellow politicos guessing as he faced the same question in the year preceding the 1974 election.
Former U.S. Sen. George Aiken was a master of earmarks for Vermont. A drive around Vermont today will demonstrate some of the many Aiken projects,
Calvin Coolidge and Chester Arthur are the two Vermonters who served as U.S. president. But what about those who threw their hats in the ring and didn't make it?
'Let’s declare victory and get out' was not what President Lyndon Johnson wanted to hear -- nor was it what Aiken said.
In the aftermath of the Democratic sweep of the 1936 elections, an unlikely leader of the struggling GOP emerged from Vermont.
Thaddeus Stevens, George Aiken and Jim Jeffords all gained the national spotlight — just as Peter Welch has — in previous impeachment hearings.
Steve Terry’s new biography of the late, legendary U.S. senator features stories of congressional intrigue, presidential campaigning and impeachment.
On the 35th anniversary of Sen. George D. Aiken's death, Vermont Research News publishes a special edition with highlights from a new biography of Aiken by Stephen Terry.
In his remarks on the Senate Floor, Sen. George Aiken said the time had come for the United States to declare a "victory" in Vietnam.
People like to say that Vermonters were so poor before the Great Depression that they never noticed its arrival. The numbers tell another story.