PROUTY, Winston Lewis (1906-1971)

PROUTY, WINSTON LEWIS, a Representative and a Senator from Vermont; born in Newport, Orleans County, Vt., September 1, 1906; attended public schools, Bordentown (N.J.) Military Institute, and Lafayette College, Easton, Pa.; mayor of Newport 1938-1941; member, State house of representatives 1941, 1945, 1947, serving as speaker in 1947; chairman of Vermont State Water Conservation Board 1948-1950; officer and director of family-owned lumber and building material enterprises; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second Congress; reelected to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1959); was not a candidate for renomination in 1958; elected to the United States Senate in 1958; reelected in 1964 and 1970 and served from January 3, 1959, until his death; died in Boston, Mass., on September 10, 1971; interment in Pine Grove Cemetery, Newport, Vt.

University of Georgia
Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Athens, GA
Oral History: 1971. 5 pages. Limited to reminiscences of Russell.

University of Vermont
Bailey/Howe Library
Burlington, VT
Papers: 1951-1971. 292 feet. Correspondence, reports, and other papers relating to his House and Senate service. Topics include Lake Champlain waterway, flood control, Suez Canal, Fair Labor Standards Act, Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act, civil rights, Youth Conservation Corps, Taft-Hartley, Cuba, poverty survey (1968), Harrold Carswell's nomination to the Supreme Court, anti-ballistic missile, Cambodia, and Vermont Republican party. Finding aid.
Additional Papers: Correspondence in Alfred Harris Heininger papers, 1900-1970. Finding aid.

University of Virginia
Alderman Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: Correspondence in Hugh Scott papers, 1925-1983. Finding aid.

  • U.S. Congress. Memorial Services Held in the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States, Together with Tributes Presented in Eulogy of Winston L. Prouty, Late a Senator from Vermont. 92d Cong., 1st sess., 1971. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1972.