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CHITTENDEN COUNTY SHERIFFS

1787 TO PRESENT

 

1. 1787-1790 Noah Chittenden * Jericho
2. 1790-1797 Stephen Pearl Burlington
3. 1797-1803 James Sawyer Burlington
4. 1803-1808 Daniel StanifordBurlington
5. 1808-1810 Herman AllenColchester
  

                                 

6. 1810-1814 Herman Lowry                             Jericho

7. 1814-1815 Jacob Davis                                   Milton

8. 1815-1828 Herman Lowry                             Burlington

9. 1828-1831 Moses Bliss                                    Shelburne

10. 1831-1832 Roswell Butler                            Essex

11. 1832-1835 George Allen                               Burlington

12. 1835-1836 Herman Lowry                           Burlington

13. 1836-1842 George Allen                               Burlington

14. 1842-1845 Rolla Gleason                              Richmond

15. 1845-1847 Horace Ferris                              St. George

16. 1847-1848 Luther Blodgett                          Burlington

17. 1848-1849 Edwin Mason                              Richmond

18. 1849-1851 Samuel Taylor                            Richmond

19. 1851-1852 Issac Sherwood                           Burlington

20. 1852-1854 Nathan Bowman                         Westford

21. 1854-1857 Humphrey Paul                          Burlington

22. 1857-1864 Noble Flanagan                          Hinesburg

23. 1864-1868 William Munson                         Colchester

24. 1868-1869 John Griffin                                Williston

25. 1869-1882 Luman Drew                               Burlington

26. 1882-1890 Joseph Barton                             Charlotte

27. 1890-1902 Thomas Reeves                            Underhill

28. 1902-1906 Edward Horton                           Burlington

29. 1906-1921 James Allen                                 Burlington

30. 1921-1931 Henry Todd                                 Burlington

31. 1931-1935 Paul Dimick                                 Hinesburg

32. 1935-1943 J. Frederick Lynch                     Burlington

33. 1943-1953 Dewey Perry                                Essex

34. 1953-1955 Charles Barber                           Burlington

35. 1955-1977 Earle McLaughlin**                  Burlington

36. 1977-1987 Ronald Duell                               Winooski

37. 1987-present Kevin McLaughlin***           Burlington

 

* Noah Chittenden was also the first Sheriff of Addison County from 1785-1787. Although Noah lived in Jericho at the time, Jericho was part of Addison County until October 1787 when Chittenden County was Incorporated. Noah was brother to Thomas Chittenden the first Governor of Vermont.

**Earl McLaughlin was the last Sheriff of Chittenden County to live in the County Jail. Sheriffs in Vermont ran and lived in the County Jails until the Vermont Department of Corrections took over the County Jail function on April 1, 1969. Sheriff McLaughlin lived in the County Jail with his wife Theresa McLaughlin and their 11 Children, 8 of whom have the distinction of saying they were born in a “County Jail.”

***Kevin McLaughlin became Chittenden County’s longest serving Sheriff since 1787 on August 1, 2009 only to surpass his father, Earl McLaughlin who had served for 22 years 6 months before becoming US Marshal for the District of Vermont under the Carter Administration in 1977. Sheriff Kevin McLaughlin is also the longest serving full time officer of the Chittenden County Sheriffs Office. He started his career there on May 1, 1973

County Officers in Vermont went to four year terms in 1974 when Vermont changed the Constitution to allow this change.