|Name Richard Sears|
|Organizations founded Sears|
|Died September 28, 1914, Waukesha|
Buried Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Business Legends: Sears & Roebuck
Richard W. Sears, Jr. (born 1943) is a Democratic member of the Vermont State Senate, representing the Bennington senate district.
Richard Sears was first elected to the Vermont State Senate in 1992 and continues to serve in that office.
Sears was born in Framingham, Massachusetts on April 22, 1943. He attended school in Ashland, Massachusetts, followed by the New Hampton School in New Hampton, New Hampshire. He went on to receive a B.A. degree from the University of Vermont in 1969.
He has resided in Bennington, Vermont since 1971, and is married to Beverly Sears (formerly Beverly Bushey).
He has worked in residential programs for troubled youth since the 1970s.
Sears served on the Bennington school board from 1987 to 1993 and was chairman for four of those years.
He was elected to the Vermont State Senate in 1992 and has been reelected in 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2012.