Jean A Hickey

The Vermont State House
The Vermont State House

Time Period

1940 to Today

Subject Categories

Government / Politics

Notable Facts

Served as the Vermont Commissioner of Liquor three times. Longest run as Commissioner was from April 6, 1979 through 1987, when she retired from state government.

Personal Information

Date of Birth

12/07/1927

Primary Residence

Unknown

Religion

Catholic

Historical Significance

Jean A. Hickey served as the Vermont Commissioner of Liquor three times. Her longest run as Commissioner was from April 6, 1979 through 1987, when she retired from state government.

Jean Hickey is a native Vermonter who attended St. Michael's High School in Montpelier. She began working for the State Liquor Commission in 1947 and continued in that department until her retirement. She served as Vermont Commissioner of Liquor a total of three times: September 1, 1970 " January 4, 1971; September 13, 1971 " November 29, 1971 and April 6, 1979 " 1987. Hickey chose to retire in 1987 at the age of 60, though she was retained as a consultant. She has been involved with several organizations, including the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association, the Green Mountain Transportation Club, the Vermont College Advisory Council, the Advisory Board of the Montpelier Office, and the Vermont Federal Savings Bank of Burlington.

Organizations or Movements

  • National Alcohol Beverage Control Association
  • Green Mountain Transportation Club
  • Vermont Collge Advisory Council
  • Advisory Board of the Montpelier Office
  • Vermont Federal Savings of Burlington

Occupations

  • Vermont Commissioner of Liquor

Education

  • Saint Michael's High School, Montpelier, Vermont, (1946).

Additional Information (Bibliography)

  • Cheng, Barbara. Trailblazers: Vermont Women and Leadership Development. Burlington, Vermont: Queen City Printers, 1988.

  • Vermont Legislative Directory and State Manual. 1987-1988.

  • Vt. Liquor control chief to call it quits. Burlington Free Press 12Nov1987: A1.