Janet Munt

Janet Munt
Janet Munt

Time Period

1940 to Today

Notable Facts

Vermont State Senator 1998-2004; Vice Chair of Committee on Health and Welfare. Member of Women's Army Corps during WWII.

Personal Information

Date of Birth


Primary Residence

South Burlington

Historical Significance

Janet Munt was a trained clinical social worker. After graduating from Sweet Briar College in 1944, she joined the Women's Army Corps and served for two years, working mostly as a psychiatric social worker. Then, after further schooling, she became a clinical social worker in private psychotherapy practice.

Munt later served six years in the Vermont Senate as a Democrat representing Chittenden County from 1998 to 2004. She served as vice-chair of the Committee on Health and Welfare for much of this time. She advocated for services to help low-income families, especially women and children. She was in favor of a state managed single-payer health care program for Vermont.

She retired from politics at the age of 81.

Organizations or Movements

  • Women's Army Corps
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Academy of Certified Social Workers
  • Clinical Social Workers Registry
  • American Orthopsychiatric Association
  • Burlington College
  • KidSafe Collaborative


  • Clinical social worker (psychotherapy)
  • Legislator


  • BA Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Virginia (1944)
  • MS, Columbia University, New York, New York, (1948).