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James L. McConaughy

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James Lukens McConaughy October 21, 1887 - March 7, 1948 was an American politician and the 76th Governor of Connecticut

Contents

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

Biographyedit

McConaughy was born in New York on October 21, 1887 At Yale University, McConaughy was a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity and completed his bachelor's degree in 1909 He completed his master's degree from Bowdoin College in 1911 He then completed his PhD from Columbia University in 1913 He also completed another master's degree from Dartmouth College in 19151 He taught English and education at Bowdoin College from 1909 to 1915 He married Elizabeth Townshend in 1913, and they had three children2 He was a professor of education at Dartmouth College from 1918 to 1925 He also was President of Knox College and Wesleyan University from 1925 to 19433

Politicsedit

McConaughy was a Republican He was the 65th Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut from 1939 to 1941 The following year, he served as president of the United China Relief Fund, and was civilian deputy of the Office of Strategic Service, serving from 1943 to 1945 He was an alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut in 19444

McConaughy won the 1946 Republican gubernatorial nomination, and was elected Connecticut's 59th governor During his term, legislation was constituted that subsidized local bonds for housing construction Twenty million dollars were granted for school construction that benefited rural areas more than larger cities The state's first sales tax was initiated; unemployment benefits and old-age annuities were enhanced In addition, a Fair Employment Practices Commission was founded, and a state bonus was instituted for World War II veterans5

Deathedit

McConaughy died in Hartford, Connecticut, of coronary thrombosis on March 7, 1948, before finishing his term

Referencesedit

  1. ^ "James L McConaughy" NNDB Soylent Communications Retrieved 17 December 2012 
  2. ^ "James L McConaughy" NNDB Soylent Communications Retrieved 17 December 2012 
  3. ^ "James L McConaughy" National Governors Association Retrieved 17 December 2012 
  4. ^ "James L McConaughy" The Political Graveyard Retrieved 17 December 2012 
  5. ^ "James L McConaughy" National Governors Association Retrieved 17 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

  • NNDB Soylent Communications
  • The Political Graveyard
  • National Governors Association
  • James Lukens McConaughy at Find a Grave


Political offices
Preceded by
T Frank Hayes
Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut
1939–1941
Succeeded by
Odell Shepard
Preceded by
Charles W Snow
Governor of Connecticut
1947–1948
Succeeded by
James C Shannon


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