Luke P. Poland
"(November 1, 1815 -- July 2, 1887) Luke Potter Poland was a teacher, lawyer, register of probate, public servant, judge, trustee of a University, and president of a bank, and American politician. Luke was born in Westford, Vermont. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in December 1836. He was a register of probate (1839-1840), prosecuting attorney of Lamoille County (1844 - 1845), judge of the supreme court of Vermont (1848 - 1860), and chief justice of the supreme court of Vermont (1860 - 1865). Luke was also a member of the State constitutional convention in 1843, a member of the Vermont house of representatives (1878), trustee of the University of Vermont and of State agricultural College, and was a president of the First National Bank of St. Johnsbury for 20 years. Poland was appointed as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Jacob Collamer (November 21, 1865 - March 3, 1867) and was elected to the 40th, 41st, 42nd, 43rd, and 48th Congresses (March 4, 1867 - March 3, 1875 and March 4, 1883 - March 3, 1885). During his time on Congress he served as the Chairman on the Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business (40th Congress) and Committee on Revision of the Laws (40th, 41st, and 43rd Congresses), was not reelected.
Vermont Delegation - United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866
Vermont Delegation - United States Fifteenth Amendment