James H. Douglas

James H. Douglas

Former Governor, Vermont
Term Expires: August 2017

Governor James H. Douglas served as the 80th Governor of Vermont from 2003 to 2011. Before that he served in a number of positions in the state over three decades. He served as a member of the Vermont House of Representatives, Secretary of State, and State Treasurer. While Governor, he was the chair of the National Governors Association and was the president of the Council of State Governments. Governor Douglas also served as chair of the New England Governors' Conference and the Coalition of Northeastern Governors. In February 2010 President Obama appointed him to be co-chair of the Council of Governors. He is now an Executive in Residence at Middlebury College, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Governor Douglas serves on the boards of several local companies and is on the Governors Advisory Council of the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington. He is also the Town Moderator for Middlebury, a post he has held for 25 years.


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