Open to the Public

Steve Terry will discuss his book, “Philip Hoff: How Red Turned Blue in the Green Mountain State,” co-authored with Samuel B. Hand and Anthony Marro. During Philip Hoff’s six years as governor of the Green Mountain State (1963-1969), the politics, demographics, economics and government structure of Vermont changed in major and long-lasting ways, and a new liberal tradition took hold. He was an activist governor, pushing new ideas, concepts and programs and challenging the idea that Vermont governors should be caretakers in the way that his predecessors had been.