Aiken Documentary


Balancing Freedom and Unity

This documentary is available for purchase as a DVD through the UVM Bookstore, 802-656-3031 and at many local bookstores throughout Vermont.

George D. Aiken: Statesman from Vermont

Starting at the ripe age of 18, when he became the Master of the Putney Grange, George Aiken proved himself to be a natural leader, and thus began his long career of service to his community, state, and country, culminating in his 34-year tenure as a U.S. Senator. This documentary chronicles the life and times of George Aiken, and the political career that always put what was best for Vermonters first.

“George Aiken was a model legislator who never let partisan politics get in the way of getting the job done. He was a true gentleman.”
Gerald R. Ford, 38th President of the United States.

DVD Extra Features

  • Photo Gallery
  • Additional Interviews
  • Downloadable Documents
    • Aiken’s Life Chronology
    • Narrative Bibliography
    • Landmark Legislation
    • Text of Selected Speech
      • Oct 19, 1966 Vietnam Speech
      • Farewell Speech
  • Quotable Aiken

Production Credits

  • Produced by Keystone Productions
  • Directed by Rick Moulton
  • Narrated by Cliff Carpenter
  • Music by Woody Keppel & Steve Nasuta
  • Distributed by The University of Vermont Continuing Education