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Charles Wilbert Snow (April 6, 1884 – September 28, 1977) was an American politician and the 75th Governor of Connecticut.

Snow was born on White Head Island, St. George, Maine on April 6, 1884. He completed his bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College in 1907 and his master's degree from Columbia University in 1910. He served as an Eskimo teacher and reindeer agent in Alaska from 1911 to 1912. He taught at several universities, including thirty years at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT from 1922 to his retirement in 1952 and also wrote poetry. He also became president on the Connecticut Association Board of Education in 1940. In 1947 the Wesleyan University class of 1927 as their 20th reunion gift to their university provided the funds to their then aged professor to write his autobiography. This he did after much work and effort he completed his autobiography published as "Codline's Child" named after his long dead mother.

Snow became lieutenant governor of Connecticut in 1945. Raymond E. Baldwin, the Governor of Connecticut at the time, resigned on December 27, 1946. Snow became the governor on the same day. He left office on January 8, 1947.

Snow served as educational commissioner and chairman of the Middletown Board of Education for over 30 years. He also played a major role in founding the Middlesex Community College. He died on September 28, 1977, aged 93.


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


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