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George E. Lounsbury

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George Edward Lounsbury May 7, 1838 – August 16, 1904 was an American politician and the 58th Governor of Connecticut from 1899 to 1901


  • 1 Early life
  • 2 Politics
  • 3 Personal life
  • 4 Sources
  • 5 References

Early lifeedit

Lounsbury was born in Poundridge, New York on May 7, 1838, the son of Nathan Lounsbury and Delia Scofield He studied at Yale University and graduated in 1863 He then went to Berkeley Divinity School and graduated in 1866 He partnered with his brothers, Phineas C Lounsbury, and founded two successful shoe factories - the Lounsbury Brothers Inc, a shoe factory and Lounsbury, Matthewson, and Company He was of English ancestry1


Lounsbury was a member of the Connecticut Senate representing the 12th District from 1894 to 1898 He became the Governor of Connecticut on January 4, 1899 During his term, he vetoed many bills that helped to reduce the state deficit He left office on January 9, 1901

Personal lifeedit

Lounsbury married Frances Josephine Potwin He also was an Episcopal priest He died on August 16, 1904, aged 66


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


  1. ^ Men of Mark in Connecticut: Ideals of American Life Told in Biographies and Autobiographies of Eminent Living Americans, Volume 1
Political offices
Preceded by
Lorrin A Cooke
Governor of Connecticut
January 4, 1899–January 9, 1901
Succeeded by
George P McLean
Connecticut Senate
Preceded by
Leander P Jones
Member of the
Connecticut Senate
from the 12th District

Succeeded by
Edwin O Keeler

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