"George David Aiken" was an American farmer and politician. A member of the Republican Party (United States)/Republican Party, he was the List of Governors of Vermont/64th Governor of Vermont (1937–1941) before serving in the United States Senate for 34 years, from 1941 to 1975. At the time of his retirement, he was the most senior member of the Senate. As governor he had battled the New Deal over its programs for hydroelectric power and flood control in Vermont. Aiken was rooted in the state's Progressive traditions, but distrusted any increase in presidential
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