Cover

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Title Page, Copyright, Frontispiece

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Contents

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Preface

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pp. ix-xi

This book began with a series of newspaper articles by Stephen Terry about the years that Philip H. Hoff served as governor of Vermont. The . . .

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Introduction

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pp. 1-12

As the only state to have supported every Republican presidential candidate since the founding of the party in 1854, Vermont in 1962 could still . . .

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1 Political Baptism

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pp. 13-42

Philip Hoff arrived in Vermont in June 1951 with his pregnant wife, Joan, his young daughter, Susan, and all their family possessions squeezed into . . .

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2 “The Only Democrat in My Administration”

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pp. 43-70

Almost immediately after the election, Phil and Joan Hoff headed off to Puerto Rico for a much-needed vacation. He had run the longest and most . . .

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3 The Hoff Era in Full Flower

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pp. 71-95

It was just after 3:30 on the afternoon of Friday, May 14, 1965, when the vote to reapportion the Vermont House of Representatives came to an . . .

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4 The Third Term

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pp. 96-123

Before Hoff’s formal announcement that he would seek a third term, U.S. Senator George Aiken warned that public opposition to third gubernatorial . . .

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5 Civil Rights in the Whitest State

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pp. 124-147

On October 25, 1964, Governor Hoff and Governor George C. Wallace of Alabama appeared on Meet the Press, the popular NBC Sunday evening . . .

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6 National Politics

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pp. 148-178

On December 15, 1967, Washington was getting ready for the holidays. It was a particularly busy social season for President and Lady Bird . . .

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Epilogue

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pp. 179-194

No individual deserves more credit (or in the view of political rivals more blame) for the transformation of Vermont than Philip Hoff. Many of . . .

Images

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pp. Image 1-Image 16

Index

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pp. 195-197