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Everett J. Lake (February 8, 1871 - September 16, 1948) was an American politician and the 67th Governor of Connecticut.


Early life

Lake was born in Woodstock, Connecticut on February 8, 1871. He studied at Worcester Polytechnic and graduated in 1890. He then went to Harvard University and graduated in 1892. During these years, he played and coached American football. He also made the All-American team.


Lake started his career by working for the Hartford Lumber Company. He was the president of Hartford Lumber Company from 1900 to 1939.


Lake was a Republican. He became a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives and also served as a member of the Connecticut State Senate from 1905 to 1907. He became lieutenant governor of Connecticut in 1907. He held that position until 1909.

Lake became the Governor of Connecticut in 1921. During his term, a bill was enacted that prohibited child laborers from working more than eight hours a day. A legislation also was constituted that withheld employment certificates from children who were deficient in required schooling. He left office on January 3, 1923.

Personal life

Lake married twice. His first wife was Eva Louise Sykes and his second wife was Barbara G. Lincoln. He was Congregationalist.

He died in Hartford, Connecticut on September 16, 1948, aged 77.


  • 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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