Dateline: October 19, 2012
S. Crocker Bennett II, of Hinesburg, was recently re-elected to the Board of Trustees for the Vermont Historical Society. He is the president and a director of Paul Frank + Collins, P.C. a Burlington law firm. He is a trial lawyer whose practice primarily involves defending physicians and hospitals in malpractice and licensing cases. He graduated from the University of Vermont in 1972 with a B.A. in English literature, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa. After an eighteen-month stint as a newsman at WCAX-TV in Burlington, he worked toward an M.F.A. at The School of Performing Arts at the University of Southern California, leaving after a year to attend law school at Franklin Pierce Law Center (now UNH School of Law), where he received a J.D. in 1978. Mr. Bennett has served on various boards, including the Westford Planning Commission, the Vermont Judicial Nominating Board, the Mozart Festival and the Vermont Health Foundation. He has written about his Vermont ancestors for the Vermont Judicial Historical Society, collects books by and about Winston Churchill and is an avid clock collector. Crocker served previously on the VHS Board of Trustees from 2008 to 2011.