James Hartness

Location: Springfield
Tag(s): Industry
Historical Category: Local History
Video Date: 10/18/2021

James Hartness of Springfield, VT was an inventor, mechanical engineer, entrepreneur, astronomer, pilot, and politician who served as Governor of Vermont from 1921 to 1923. He was awarded patents for numerous inventions, including lathes, sundials, and telescopes and was an important player in the machine tool industry in the area.

This Place in History is produced in partnership by Local 22 & Local 44 (www.mychamplainvalley.com) and the Vermont Historical Society.

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