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Frank B. Weeks

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Frank Bentley Weeks January 20, 1854 – October 2, 1935 was an American politician and the 64th Governor of Connecticut

Contents

  • 1 Biography
  • 2 Career
  • 3 Death
  • 4 References
  • 5 Further reading
  • 6 External links

Biographyedit

Weeks was born in Brooklyn, New York on January 20, 1854 son of Elbridge S Weeks and Mary J Pillsbury Weeks He studied at the Eastman Business College and graduated in 1872 Later in 1872, Weeks became an assistant to the superintendent of the Connecticut Hospital for the Insane He also served there as a trustee for more than 30 years He was married on November 4, 1875, to Helen L Hubbard1 He was a member of the Hartford Club, Middletown Historical Society, and the Society of Colonial Wars

Careeredit

Weeks worked as director of the Middletown Mutual Assurance Company and the Middletown Savings Bank He established the Middletown Board of Trade From 1880 to 1895 he was a partner in Coles and Weeks, a grain milling business

Weeks was elected 53rd Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut in November 1908 When George Lilley, who was the Governor of Connecticut at the time, died on April 21, 1909, Weeks assumed the duties of the governorship During his term, he followed former Governor's economic policies in an attempt to reduce taxes The population of the state of Connecticut grew rapidly with a heavy influx of immigrants and growth in urban areas Weeks regulated the budget and also resisted monopolies in support of industry regulations After finishing Governor Lilley's term, he left office on January 4, 1911, and returned to his business activities He was a delegate to the 1912 Republican National Convention He was also a trustee of Wesleyan University He was a charter member of the Middletown Historical Society, and a member of the Society of Colonial Wars and the Hartford Club2

Deathedit

Weeks died on October 2, 1935 He is interred at Indian Hill Cemetery, Middletown, Connecticut

Referencesedit

  1. ^ "Frank B Weeks" The Political Graveyard Retrieved 13 December 2012 
  2. ^ "Frank B Weeks" National Governors Association Retrieved 13 December 2012 

Further readingedit

  • Sobel, Robert and John Raimo Biographical Directory of the Governors of the United States, 1789-1978 Greenwood Press, 1988 ISBN 0-313-28093-2

External linksedit

  • Biography portal
  • Frank B Weeks at Find a Grave
  • The Political Graveyard
  • National Governors Association


Political offices
Preceded by
George L Lilley
Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut
1909
Succeeded by
Simeon E Baldwin
Preceded by
George L Lilley
Governor of Connecticut
1909–1911
Succeeded by
Simeon Eben Baldwin

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