Barbara Snelling, American politician, Died at 87

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Barbara Tuttle Weil Snelling was born March 22, 1928, and died November 2, 2015.

She was elected the 76th Lieutenant Governor of Vermont in 1992 and served two terms (1993–1997), suffering a cerebral hemorrhage in 1996 while campaigning for governor.

Barbara was elected to the Vermont State Senate in 1998, where she served until she retired in 2002.

Barbara was born Barbara Tuttle Weil in 1928 in Fall River, Massachusetts, the daughter of Hazel (Russell) and The Reverend F. Taylor Weil.

She served as chair of the Shelburne School Board; as Founding Chair of Champlain Valley Union High School Board.

Barbara was a member of the State Board of Education; President of the Vermont State School Boards Association; Vermont Commission on Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation; Chair of the Chittenden County United Way.

She was a founding trustee of the Vermont Community Foundation; a trustee of Champlain College and Radcliffe College.

Barbara was a trustee of the Shelburne Museum.

She was Vice President of the University of Vermont and later was President of Snelling and Kolb, a national fundraising consulting firm focused on development work for educational institutions.

Barbara was married to Richard Snelling, a long-serving governor of Vermont, and mother of Diane B. Snelling, who currently holds her former seat in the State Senate.

Barbara passed away at age 87 at her home in South Burlington, Vermont on November 2, 2015.

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