Gov. John Harper Trumbull

Gov. John Harper Trumbull

Male 1873 - 1961  (88 years)    Has 4 ancestors and 9 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name John Harper Trumbull 
    Prefix Gov. 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 4 Mar 1873  Ashford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 May 1961  Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried West Cemetery, Plainville, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I456683  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2003 

    Father Hugh H. Trumbull,   b. 17 Oct 1847,   d. 18 Apr 1922  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann Harper,   b. 1849,   d. 1929  (Age 80 years) 
    Family ID F181083  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maude Pierce Usher,   b. 20 Jun 1874, Plainville, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1963, Plainville, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 30 Nov 1903  Plainville, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Florence Trumbull,   b. 30 Nov 1904, Plainville, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1998  (Age 93 years)
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2003 
    Family ID F181081  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • the fourth Trumbull to serve as governor of Connecticut [Jonathan Trumbull Sr. (1769-1784); Jonathan Trumbull Jr. (1797-1809); Joseph Trumbull (1849-1850)], was born in Ashford, Connecticut, on March 4, 1873. He received a rudimentary education, attending Connecticut's public school system. Trumbull became a successful businessman who started his own electrical contracting company in 1898. A year later he founded the Trumbull Electric Company, serving as the company's president from 1899 to 1944. Trumbull also served during World War I, and arranged a company of the Connecticut State Guard. He entered politics as a member of the Connecticut State Senate, an office he held from 1921 to 1925. In 1924 he won election to the lieutenant governor's office. On January 8, 1925 Governor Hiram Bingham resigned from office, and Trumbull, who was lieutenant governor at the time, assumed the duties of the governor's office. Trumbull was reelected in 1927 and 1929. During his tenure, he established a sound environment for business expansion, sponsored an aviation development, and launched numerous construction projects. The Great Depression impacted his latter years in office, and he was unsuccessful in rectifying the problems of increasing unemployment and cutbacks in construction and production. Trumbull left office on January 7, 1931, and retired from public service. He stayed active as vice president of the Connecticut Humane Society and the Connecticut Historical Society. Governor John Trumbull died on May 21, 1961, and is buried at the West Cemetery in Plainville, Connecticut.


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