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George E. Lounsbury (May 7, 1838 - August 16, 1904) was an American politician and the 58th Governor of Connecticut from 1899 to 1901.

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Early life

Lounsbury was born in Poundridge, New York on May 7, 1838. 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.

Politics

Lounsbury became a member of the Connecticut State Senate in 1894 and held the position until 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.

Perosnal life

Lounsbury married to Frances Josephine Potwin. He also was an Episcopalian minister at one point. He died on August 16, 1904, aged 66.

Sources

  • 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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