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George Leavens Lilley (August 3, 1859 - April 21, 1909) was a United States Representative and the 63rd Governor of Connecticut.

Born in Oxford, Massachusetts, he attended the common schools of Oxford, the Worcester High School, and Worcester Technical Institute. He moved to Waterbury, Connecticut in 1881 and engaged in mercantile pursuits and the real estate business.

He served in the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1901 to 1903, and was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth, Fifty-ninth, and Sixtieth Congresses, holding office from March 4, 1903 to January 5, 1909. He did not seek renomination in 1908, having become a candidate for Governor.

By resolution of the House of January 20, 1909, the seat was declared to have been vacated on January 6, 1909 for the reason that incumbent had entered upon the duties of the office of Governor of Connecticut the preceding day.

Lilley was Governor of Connecticut from January 5, 1909 until his death in Hartford in 1909, aged 49, from causes that are unknown; he was interred in Riverside Cemetery, Waterbury.


Political offices
Preceded by
Rollin S. Woodruff
Governor of Connecticut
Succeeded by
Frank B. Weeks


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