Gaspar G. Bacon

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Gaspar Griswold Bacon
51st Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
In office
Governor Joseph B. Ely
Preceded by William S. Youngman
Succeeded by Joseph L. Hurley
Personal details
Born March 7, 1886
Died December 25, 1947(1947-12-25) (aged 61)
Political party Republican

Gaspar Griswold Bacon, Sr. (March 7, 1886 – December 25, 1947) was on the board of Harvard University, President of the Massachusetts Senate from 1929 to 1932, and the 51st Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts from 1933 to 1935.

Early life[edit]

Bacon was born on March 7, 1886 to Robert Bacon, Bacon had a brother, Robert L. Bacon.[1]


Bacon received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College. He then went on to earn his law degree from Harvard Law School.[2]

Political Career[edit]

In 1912, Bacon actively campaigned for Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressive Party. Bacon was in the United States forces sent to Mexico under General Pershing in 1916. He was involved in the founding of the Military School at Harvard College in 1919. In 1920, he was a supporter of Leonard Wood's campaign for the Republican nomination for president and was a delegate to the Republican National Convention that year. Bacon was elected to the Massachusetts State Senate in 1924. He served there until becoming Lieutenant Governor. He was also a lecturer on the staff of Boston University in the late 1920s. Bacon became the Massachusetts State Senate president in 1928, and Lt. Governor in 1932.

Family life[edit]

Bacon and his wife, the former Pricilla Tolland, were the parents of three sons. One of Bacon's sons was the actor Gaspar G. Bacon, Jr., better known as David Bacon.


Bacon died on Christmas, December 25, 1947.[1]


Political offices
Preceded by
Wellington Wells
President of the Massachusetts Senate
Succeeded by
Erland F. Fish
Preceded by
William S. Youngman
Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
Succeeded by
Joseph L. Hurley