George Gleason Sumner

George Gleason Sumner

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Death 20 Sep 1906 (aged 65)
Burial Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Plot Section 1
Memorial ID 57473801 · View Source
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Mayor of Hartford, Connecticut 1876-1880
Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut 1883-1885
Connecticut State Senator, First Dist. 1997-1888

"GEORGE GLEASON SUMNER attended the district schools of his native town until fourteen years of age, and was then sent to Bartlett high school, at New London. After studying there a year and a half, he became teacher of the district school in Andover, after which he went to Williston Seminary, there to fit himself for a college course. Ill health, however, caused him to relinquish his plans for securing a university education, and the next four years he spent upon the farm in Bolton, working in the summer time and teaching in the winter. During this period he was town clerk for three years, probate clerk, and acting school visitor. In 1864 Mr. Sumner began the study of law with Hon. David S. Calhoun, in Manchester, afterward removing to Hartford, and entering the law office of Waldo & Hyde, and in 1866, he was admitted to the Bar. In 1867 he was elected a representative from the town of Bolton to the General Assembly. The same year he removed his residence to Hartford, and in 1868 was elected an alderman from the Fifth ward, and served four years. He was city attorney for one term, associate judge of the city court, police commissioner for three years, and recorder of the city court for four years. In 1873-74 he was chairman of the Democratic State Central Committee. In 1877 he was a candidate for the State Senate from the First District, and received a certificate of election, but was compelled to relinquish the position after a contest. In 1878 Mr. Sumner was elected mayor of Hartford. In 1883 he was elected lieutenant governor of the State. In 1887-88, he served as State Senator from the First district.

"In October, 1870, Mr. Sumner married Julia E., daughter of Hon. David Gallup, of Plainfield, and two children came of this union: William Gallup, born Dec. 5, 1871, who died in January, 1873; and Ella Gallup, born in March, 1875, who died young. Mrs. Sumner was called from earth March 2, 1875"

——Commemorative Biographical Record of Tolland and Windham Counties Connecticut Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens and of Many of the Early Settled Families, Chicago: J. H. Beers, 1903, pp. 28-29.


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  • Created by: C Greer
  • Added: 22 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 57473801
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Gleason Sumner (14 Jan 1841–20 Sep 1906), Find a Grave Memorial no. 57473801, citing Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by C Greer (contributor 47180683) .