Political leader. Raised in a family prominent in state affairs for 11 generations, "Cappy" Baldwin was a leading Republican in the state for many years. A farmer, he specialized in dairy farming and raising hybrid corn. He entered politics in 1927 when he was elected the second selectman of Woodbridge. The following year he was elected first selectman. He served as a state representative during the sessions of 1933, 1935 and 1939. In 1935 he was elected chairman of the Woodbridge Republican Town Committee, a position he held until being elected chairman of the state Republican party 14 years later. He was the state Senator from the 14th District in 1941 and clerk of the Senate in the 1943 and 1947 sessions. Mr. Baldwin served for 14 years on the Woodbridge Board of Finance and 25 years on the town's Planning & Zoning Commission. He resigned as chairman of the state GOP in 1958 and was then named the Republican state auditor, a job he held until he retired in 1967.
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