Gaspar G. Bacon
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|Gaspar Griswold Bacon|
|51st Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts|
|Governor||Joseph B. Ely|
|Preceded by||William S. Youngman|
|Succeeded by||Joseph L. Hurley|
|Born||March 7, 1886|
|Died||December 25, 1947(aged 61)|
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.
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.
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.
- Parkman Dexter Howe (1947). "Gaspar Griswold Bacon". Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Third Series 69. JSTOR 25080427.
- Jamaica Plain Historical Society article on Bacon
|President of the Massachusetts Senate
Erland F. Fish
William S. Youngman
|Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
Joseph L. Hurley
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