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Athletic Hall of Fame

Hon. Robert H. Babcock

Hon. Robert H. Babcock


At Rochester:

  • Played football, baseball, and basketball at the University
  • Earned Little All-America honors in football
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Member of Keidaeans
  • Earned his baccalaureate degree in History in 1937 and was subsequently a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University where he received his Master of Arts degree in 1939


  • Earned a Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 1949
  • Extensive political career in the State of Vermont
  • From 1951-1955, he served as Vermont State Senator
  • Appointed Secretary of Civil & Military Affairs to the Governor in 1955
  • Elected as President Pro Tem of the Vermont Senate in 1957
  • Elected Lieutenant Governor of Vermont in 1959 and was the Republican Candidate for Governor in 1960 and 1964
  • He was a professor of Political Science at the University of Vermont from 1949 to 1964
  • Retired in 1981 and passed away in Yuma, AZ in 1985