Edwin H. May Jr.


Edwin H. May Jr. Famous memorial

Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Death 20 Feb 2002 (aged 77)
Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County, Florida, USA
Burial Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 35786864 View Source

US Congressman. He represented Connecticut's First District for one term, 1957 to 1959. After losing his re-election bid in the fall of 1958, he became chairman of the state Republican party. He resigned in 1962 to seek the gubernatorial nomination but Republicans instead backed John Alsop to run against incumbent Democratic governor John Dempsey. He ran for US Senate in 1968, losing to incumbent Abraham Ribicoff. May was attending Wesleyan University when he interrupted his studies to serve as a fighter pilot and instructor with the US Army Air Corp. He returned to Wesleyan after his service, graduating in 1948. In 1952 he was one of three founders of the Insurance City Open, the golf event that would grow into the Greater Hartford Open. Cause of death: Heart attack.

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  • Originally Created by: CMF
  • Added: 12 Apr 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 35786864
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Edwin H. May Jr. (28 May 1924–20 Feb 2002), Find a Grave Memorial ID 35786864, citing Wethersfield Village Cemetery, Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .