Curtis Guild, Jr

Curtis Guild, Jr

Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 6 Apr 1915 (aged 55)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Jamaica Plain, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Section 15, Rock Maple Avenue, close to Consecration Ave, on North side of street
Memorial ID 7494709 · View Source
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Massachusetts Governor. He graduated with honors from Harvard in 1881 and while he was there he became close friends with Theodore Roosevelt. After graduation from college, he became publisher of his family’s newspaper the Boston Commercial Bulletin, joined the Massachusetts Militia in 1891 and rose to the rank of Brigadier General in 1898. During the Spanish American War, he was commissioned a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army and later was the inspector general of the Department of Havana. He was mustered out of the Army in May 1899 and later officially retired from the Massachusetts Militia with the rank of Major General. He was the first president of the Massachusetts Republican Club in 1901 and served as the 39th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, (1903-05). In 1906, he was elected as a Republican the 45th Governor of Massachusetts, serving until 1909. During his tenure, social welfare measures were sanctioned, women and children's labor laws were improved and factory work conditions were advanced. After leaving office, President William Howard Taft appointed him as the U.S. Ambassador to Russian, serving (1911-13). After finishing as ambassador, he resumed control of the Boston Commercial Bulletin, until his death at age 55. The Massachusetts National Guard Base Camp Curtis Guild, is named in his memory.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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