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Robert T. Stafford
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Birth Date:August 8, 1913
Astrology Sign:Leo
Chinese Sign:Ox - Yin
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Occupation:US Politician

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Robert T. Stafford

Biography:Robert T. Stafford (born August 8, 1913) is a retired American politician from Vermont. In his lengthy career, he served as the Governor of Vermont, a U.S. Congressman, and a U.S. Senator. Stafford is affiliated with the Republican Party.

Born in Rutland, Vermont, he earned his diploma from Middlebury College in 1935; briefly attending the University of Michigan Law School, he earned a law degree from the Boston University Law School in 1938.

Upon his completion of law school, Stafford immediately entered local politics, serving as Rutland County's prosecuting attorney from 1938 to 1942. In 1942, he enlisted in the Navy as a lieutenant commander, and served in active duty during World War II. He returned to Rutland County to become State's attorney from 1947 to 1951, but returned to the Navy again in 1951, serving in the Korean War from 1951 to 1953.

Returning home again in 1953, he entered Vermont statewide politics, serving as deputy attorney general for the state from 1953 to 1955, and attorney general from 1955 to 1957. In 1957, he was elected lieutenant governor, and in 1959 was elected governor.

Following this quick rise to the top of Vermont state politics, he was elected to Vermont's lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1960, winning five successive elections. In September 1971, he resigned his seat in Congress to accept appointment to the Senate to temporarily fill the vacancy caused by the death in office of Winston L. Prouty. Stafford won the special election of January 1972 to serve out the rest of Prouty's term, and won two successive elections, serving in the Senate for slightly over 17 years, until his retirement in 1989. He chaired the Committee on Environment and Public Works from 1981 to 1987.

Preceded by: Joseph B. Johnson Governor of Vermont 1959 - 1961 Succeeded by: F. Ray Keyser, Jr. Preceded by: Winston L. Prouty U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Vermont 1971 - 1989 Succeeded by: James Jeffords Governors of Vermont T. Chittenden • Brigham • Tichenor • I. Smith • Tichenor • Galusha • M. Chittenden • Galusha • Skinner • Van Ness • Butler • Crafts • Palmer • Jennison • Paine • Mattocks • Slade • Eaton • Coolidge • Williams • E. Fairbanks • Robinson • Royce • Fletcher • Hall • E. Fairbanks • Holbrook • G. Smith • Dillingham • Page • Washburn • Hendee • Stewart • Converse • Peck • H. Fairbanks • Proctor • Farnham • Barstow • Pingree • Ormsbee • Dillingham • Page • Fuller • Woodbury • Grout • E. Smith • Stickney • McCullough • Bell • F. Proctor • Prouty • Mead • Fletcher •

Chinese Horoscope for Robert T. Stafford
Includes characteristics and Vices
Robert T. Stafford's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 06, 1913 - January 25, 1914
Birthday: August 8, 1913

The Ox is a Yin,
and is the Second sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Strength of Purpose

Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Robert T. Stafford's Personality Tarot Card The Empress - Personality Card

Birthday: August 8, 1913

Abundance, fruitfulness and fertility; perhaps marriage or children.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
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Robert T. Stafford's Growth Tarot Card Strength

Birthday: August 8, 2017

A time for self-awareness involving courage, strength, and determination.




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