Frank B. Weeks

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Frank Bentley Weeks
64th Governor of Connecticut
In office
April 21, 1909 – January 4, 1911
Lieutenant Vacant
Preceded by George L. Lilley
Succeeded by Simeon E. Baldwin
53rd Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut
In office
1909–1909
Governor George L. Lilley
Preceded by George L. Lilley
Succeeded by Vacant
Personal details
Born January 20, 1854
Brooklyn, New York
Died October 2, 1935 (aged 81)
Middletown, Connecticut
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Helen Louise Hubbard Weeks
Alma mater Eastman Business College
Profession banker
politician
Religion Congregationalist

Frank B. Weeks (January 20, 1854 – October 2, 1935) was an American politician and the 64th Governor of Connecticut.

Biography[edit]

Weeks was born in Brooklyn, New York on January 20, 1854 son of Elbridge S Weeks and Mary J (Pillsbury) Weeks. He studied at the Eastman Business College and graduated in 1872. Later in 1872, Weeks became an assistant to the superintendent of the Connecticut Hospital for the Insane. He also served there as a trustee for more than 30 years. He was married on November 4, 1875, to Helen L. Hubbard.[1] He was a member of the Hartford Club, Middletown Historical Society, and the Society of Colonial Wars.

Career[edit]

Weeks worked as director of the Middletown Mutual Assurance Company and the Middletown Savings Bank. He established the Middletown Board of Trade. From 1880 to 1895 he was a partner in Coles and Weeks, a grain milling business.[2]

Weeks was elected 53rd Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut in November 1908. When George Lilley, who was the Governor of Connecticut at the time, died on April 21, 1909, Weeks assumed the duties of the governorship. During his term, he followed former Governor's economic policies in an attempt to reduce taxes. The population of the state of Connecticut grew rapidly with a heavy influx of immigrants and growth in urban areas. Weeks regulated the budget and also resisted monopolies in support of industry regulations. After finishing Governor Lilley's term, he left office on January 4, 1911, and returned to his business activities. He was a delegate to the 1912 Republican National Convention. He was also a trustee of Wesleyan University. He was a charter member of the Middletown Historical Society, and a member of the Society of Colonial Wars and the Hartford Club.[3]

Death[edit]

Weeks died on October 2, 1935, aged 81 years, 255 days. He is interred at Indian Hill Cemetery, Middletown, Connecticut.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Frank B. Weeks". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Frank B. Weeks". NNDB Soylent Communications. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Frank B. Weeks". National Governors Association. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Frank B. Weeks". Find A Grave. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Sobel, Robert and John Raimo. Biographical Directory of the Governors of the United States, 1789-1978. Greenwood Press, 1988. ISBN 0-313-28093-2

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