Enos K. Sawyer

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Enos Kittredge Sawyer
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New Hampshire Secretary of State
In office
Preceded by Edwin C. Bean
Succeeded by Hobart Pillsbury
President of the New Hampshire Senate
Preceded by William D. Swart
Succeeded by George I. Haselton
Member of the New Hampshire Senate
District 6
Mayor of Franklin, New Hampshire
In office
Majority 77 (1909)
Personal details
Born August 24, 1879
Franklin, New Hampshire
Died Franklin, New Hampshire
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Mabel E. White, m. February 28, 1911
Alma mater Phillips Academy, Dartmouth College [1]
Profession Grocery business

Enos Kittredge Sawyer (August 24, 1879 – 1933) was an American politician who served as the mayor of Franklin, New Hampshire,[1] President of the New Hampshire Senate[2] and as the New Hampshire Secretary of State.

Sawyer was born on August 24, 1879 in Franklin, New Hampshire to George W. and Louise C. (Barnes) Sawyer.[2]

Sawyer was educated in Franklin High School, Phillips Academy and Dartmouth College.[1][2]

1n 1908 Sawyer was elected the Mayor of Franklin, New Hampshire by 77 votes.[1]

After he left Dartmouth College,[3] Sawyer went to work in his father's meat, grocery, and provision business.[2]

On February 28, 1911 Sawyer married Mabel E. White of Somerville, Massachusetts, who was a teacher in the Franklin schools.[2]

In 1912 Sawyer was elected to the New Hampshire Senate from District 6.[4] In 1913 Sawyer was chosen as the President of the New Hampshire Senate, Sawyer was the first Democrat elected as Senate President since 1876[2] and he was the last Democrat elected until 1999.

In 1918 Sawyer was appointed the Director of the United States Employment Service in New Hampshire and Vermont.[4]

Sawyer died in Franklin, New Hampshire[3] in 1933.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d R. L. Theller, ed. (December 1, 1908), The Dartmouth, Vol XXX, no. 20; Alumni General, Hanover, New Hampshire: Dartmouth College, p. 248. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f The Granite Monthly: A New Hampshire Magazine Devoted to History, Biography, Literature, and State Progress, Volume XLV, No. 3-4 (March–April 1913), The N. H. State Government of 1913-14, Concord, New Hampshire: The Granite Monthly Company, pp. 71–73. 
  3. ^ a b Publications - Portraits of Legislators On State House Third Floor Enos Kittredge Sawyer
  4. ^ a b Henry Harrison Metcalf, ed. (1919), One Thousand New Hampshire Notables: Brief Biographical Sketches of New Hampshire Men and Women, Native Or Resident, Prominent in Public, Professional, Business, Educational, Fraternal Or Benevolent Work, Concord, New Hampshire: Rumford Printing Company, pp. 295–297. 
  5. ^ Special Dispatch to the Globe (March 3, 1933), ENOS K. SAWYER DIES SUDDENLY AT MEETING One of New Hampshire's Loading Democrats, Boston, Massachusetts: The Daily Boston Globe, p. 17. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Edwin C. Bean
New Hampshire Secretary of State
Succeeded by
Hobart Pillsbury
Preceded by
William D. Swart
President of the New Hampshire Senate
Succeeded by
George I. Haselton