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Frank Plumley was a Republican politician from Vermontmarker. He was born in Vermont on December 17, 1844 and attended law school at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbormarker. Plumley held many positions in state and federal government. He was state's attorney of Washington County 1876-1880 and United States district attorney for the district of Vermont 1889-1894. He served briefly in the Vermont state house of representatives (1882) and the Vermont state senate (1894). Plumley was a member of the Vermont Court of Claims 1902-1904 and chief justice 1904-1908. In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt appointed him as umpire of the mixed commissions of Great Britain and Venezuela, and Holland and Venezuela, sitting in Caracas, Venezuela. In 1905 he was selected by France and Venezuela as umpire in the French-Venezuela mixed commission, which sat in Northfield, Vt.

He was elected as a Republican to three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives (1909-1915), representing the 2nd District at a time when Vermont had two Congressional districts. He was one of the four delegates from the U.S. Congress to the Inter-Parliamentary Union of the World at Geneva, Switzerland, in 1912.

Frank Plumley was a trustee of Norwich University in Northfield, Vt. He was the father of Charles Albert Plumley, a President of Norwich University who also served in the U.S. House of Representatives.

He died on April 30, 1924.

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