(802) 479-2420 panthony@leg.state.vt.us

Peter Anthony

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After High School graduation on Cape Cod, Peter came to Vermont for college in 1962, and has mostly stayed here ever since.

He has lived in Barre since 1975, first renting on So. Main St across from Trow & Holden. Purchased our first, and current home on Scampini Sq. in 1978. Raised both children in Barre Schools.

From 1973 to 1978 Peter hauled granite and then worked as a mechanic for the Harley dealership. Peter was hired by Castleton State College in 1978 where he was promoted to full Professor of Economics and later retired in 2001.

Thereafter focused mostly on municipal public service in Barre. Serving on the City Council, Board of Civil Authority and as Mayor.  But Peter always stayed true to kept to his blue-collar roots by continuing to truck granite (again) and also driving for UPS.

Priorities

Peter has had a lifelong interest in economics, public policy and history.

 

About Peter

Peter D. Anthony was born in ‘Hell’s Kitchen’, Manhattan, some 48 hours after allied troops landed in France. Public school education culminated in a diploma from Nauset Regional HS, Orleans, Massachusetts. (Yes, on the Cape.) College initially brought him to Vermont; earning a BA at Goddard in 1966.

This began a lifelong interest in economics, public policy and history. Graduate work at the New School back in the NYC ultimately resulted in a PhD degree. Along the way money jobs included; dairy farm labor in Plainfield; Harley mechanic in Barre; and granite hauler to metro New York.

Realizing that a PhD allowed some job mobility, Peter accepted a professorship at Castleton. During more than two decades many students from central Vermont studied the rudiments of market capitalism in his classes; including more than one legislator. With wife Marsha & our two (now grown) children. we settled in Barre.

Castleton’s tenure allowed Peter to fill most faculty duties. He is proud of endowing a scholarship honoring the environmental leadership of Vermont’s own Mollie Beattie.

Interspersed with college teaching Peter attended Vt. Law in So. Royalton. With a Masters in Environmental Policy to his credit teaching range and participation in public policy arenas widened. Peter participated in the Natl. Governor’s Assn. Policy Academy; Vt. Economic Progress Council; served on boards: CV Land Trust; CV Community Action; Granite City Housing; Vt Institute for Government; Jobs Partnership & Training Act; Consolidated Council on Employment and Training (architect of WIB workforce training model); school-to-work steering Committee; President, Green Mountain Transit; Treasurer, CV Solid Waste Mgt. District. And since its founding 25 years ago, board member of the Vt. Granite Museum of Barre, production home ‘CERES’ now atop the dome.

Municipal public service has been a mainstay: Peter served on the Barre City Council; as Mayor; as JP on the Board. Of Civil Authority; and as Pres. of the Barre Democratic Committee

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Contact Details

Email: panthony@leg.state.vt.us
Phone number: (802) 479-2420
Mail: 25 Scampini Sq.
Barre City, VT 05641