Vernon A. Bullard was a Vermont attorney and public official, he was notable for his service as United States Attorney for the District of Vermont from 1916 to 1923. Bullard was a native of Hyde Park and taught school while completing his education at Vermont Normal School and the University of Michigan Law School, he practiced law beginning in 1884, first in Underhill and in Burlington. A Democrat, Bullard served terms in the Vermont House of Representatives, ran unsuccessfully for offices including Vermont Attorney General. From 1915 to 1923, Bullard served as Vermont's U. S. Attorney. Bullard died in Burlington and was buried at Riverbank Cemetery, Vermont. Vernon Alvord Bullard was born in Hyde Park, Vermont on October 14, 1858, the eldest son of Edwin and Olive Bullard, he was educated in Hyde Park, began to teach school in 1878. While teaching, Bullard attended the Vermont Normal School, from which he graduated in 1880. Bullard continued to teach while taking courses at the University of Michigan Law School, from which he received his LL.
B. in 1884. He was admitted to the bar that year and commenced practice in Underhill. After practicing in Underhill for ten years, Bullard relocated to Burlington, where he continued to practice. Bullard handled several prominent criminal trials and earned a reputation as a skilled lawyer in civil cases, winning several judgments for medical malpractice. Bullard was active in politics as a Democrat during an era when Republicans won all statewide elections in Vermont and most local and county elections as well. Despite his party affiliation, he was well-enough regarded that he was elected to represent Underhill in the Vermont House of Representatives from 1890 to 1891, served for many years as moderator of the Underhill town meeting and a Justice of the Peace. From 1892 to 1896, Bullard was a special inspector of customs for the United States Department of the Treasury. For several years, Bullard was chairman of the Chittenden County Democratic Committee, he served as a delegate to numerous state party conventions.
He was an unsuccessful candidate for Member of Congress from Vermont's 1st District and Chittenden County State's Attorney. Bullard represented Burlington in the Vermont House from 1904 to 1905, was credited with securing the appropriation that made possible the construction of Morrill Hall at the University of Vermont, he was a delegate to the 1904 Democratic National Convention, in 1906 he was the unsuccessful Democratic nominee for Vermont Attorney General. Bullard served as Burlington's city attorney for several years, from 1905 to 1913 he was a member of the city school board, including serving as chairman from 1909 to 1913. In 1908, he was the Democratic nominee for United States Senator against incumbent Republican William P. Dillingham, the Vermont General Assembly chose Dillingham by a vote of 230 to 38. In 1915, Bullard was appointed United States Attorney for the District of Vermont, succeeding Alexander Dunnett, he served until 1923, was succeeded by Harry B. Amey. During Bullard's tenure, crimes that fell under federal jurisdiction were on the rise as the result of societal changes including increased urbanization, as well an increase in illegal activities connected to criminalizing the sale of opiates and cocaine, World War I, passage of Prohibition in the United States.
As a result, Bullard's office handled as many as four times the cases of his predecessors, including draft evaders, drug dealers, bootleggers. Bullard died in Burlington on September 8, 1928, he was buried in Plot 5G-31 at Riverbank Cemetery in Vermont. In 1885, Bullard married Fluella R. Stowe of Morrisville, she died in 1894, they were the parents of two children, son Haven Stowe and daughter Augusta Ruth, the wife of Earle Benjamin of Plymouth, New Hampshire. His second wife was a sister of his first wife. Carleton, Hiram. Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont. 1. New York, NY: Lewis Publishing Company. ISBN 9780806347943. "The Legislature: A Summary of the Principal Business Done During the Past Week". Middlebury Register. Middlebury, VT. October 19, 1894 – via Newspapers.com. CS1 maint: extra punctuation "The City's Water Supply: V. A. Bullard". Burlington Free Press. Burlington, VT. November 3, 1906 – via Newspapers.com. CS1 maint: extra punctuation "Page and Dillingham Named to Represent Vermont in the United States Senate".
The Enterprise and Vermonter. Vergennes, Vermont. October 22, 1908 – via Newspapers.com. CS1 maint: extra punctuation "H. B. Amey Is Now District Attorney". Burlington Free Press. Burlington, VT. July 2, 1923 – via Newspapers.com. CS1 maint: extra punctuation "Obituary, Vernon A. Bullard". Burlington Free Press. Burlington, VT. September 10, 1928 – via Newspapers.com. CS1 maint: extra punctuation Boyko, Janice. "Riverbank Cemetery, Lamoille County, Vermont". Nekg-vt.com. Simsbury, CT: Northeast Kingdom Genealogy. Retrieved September 22, 2018. CS1 maint: extra punctuation Vermont State Archives and Records Administration. "General Election Results: Attorney General, 1906-2016". Sec.state.vt.us. Vermont Secretary of State. CS1 maint: extra punctuation Vernon A. Bullard at Find a Grave Vernon A. Bullard at The Political Graveyard
Issa Samb known as Joe Ouakam was a Senegalese painter, performance artist and poet. Issa Samb was born on 31 December 1945 in Senegal, he graduated from the University of Dakar, where he studied the law. Samb took up the pseudonym Joe Ouakam, he did inter-disciplinary work that encompasses sculpture, performance and theatre. His work was considered to draw from both African tradition and the European avante-garde movements such as Dada, Surrealism and Fluxus. Samb was one of the founding members of the seminal Laboratoire Agit'Art in 1973, his work was exhibited at Whitechapel Gallery, London in its ‘Seven Stories of Modern Art in Africa’ exhibition in 1995 and the 2008 the Biennale de l’Art Africain Contemporain, Dak'Art in Dakar. In 2010, a retrospective of his work was held at Dakar, his work was exhibited at the 2012 documenta in Kassel, Germany. By 2014, InIVA, an art gallery in London, curated'Issa Samb: From the Ethics of Acting to the Empire without Signs'. In 2019, the curator Koyo Kouoh selected Samb's La Cour, an evolving live/works space and courtyard installation, as her pick for the most influential work of the decade.
Samb died on 25 April 2017, at 71