Thomas Allen Chadwick


Brother Chadwick was born in Barnstable, Massachusetts, and lived in Chester Vermont for most of his life.

He joined the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War in 1939 and was elected Vermont Department Commander in 1945. He later became New England Region Commander. He was elected Commander-in-Chief at the 79 th National Encampment in Springfield, Illinois, on August 21-25, 1960, and presided the following year at Indianapolis, Indiana.

In 1958, the Governor of Vermont appointed him co-chairman of the Vermont Civil War Centennial Committee, a post he held until 1965.

Brother Chadwick was an active writer and speaker, speaking in several New England communities for more than 35 years, particularly on Memorial Day.

He was employed at the Lovejoy Tool Company, located in Springfield, retiring at the age of 69, after which he was elected to the Vermont State Legislature for three consecutive terms.

Brother Chadwick passed away on Thursday, April 7, 1988 in the Cheshire Medical Center, Keene, New Hampshire. He was 92.

He was survived by his wife, Marion, a son, four daughters, 35 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren, eight great-great grandchildren, a sister, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at the Andover Church and graveside services in Maple Grove Cemetery, Concord.


From Special Order No. 1, Series 1987-1988, by order of CinC Richard O. Partington

July 2007, Submitted by PCinC Steve Michaels