George G. Sumner
Early life 
Political career 
Sumner was a Democrat. He was elected to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1867 for Bolton. He was elected Mayor of Hartford in 1878 in a race against Morgan Bulkeley, who would succeed Sumner as mayor and later become governor of Connecticut. He was mayor until 1880.
In 1882, he was nominated for Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut on the ticket with Thomas M. Waller and was elected by a large majority. It was the personal popularity of Sumner who carried the ticket through. Waller and Sumner served for one period, from January 3, 1883 to January 8, 1885.
Later years 
- Brief Description of Connecticut Agencies, Lieutenant Governor
- A Popular Politician; the Hon. George G. Sumner of Connecticut in Very Bad Health, New York Times, September 22, 1889.
- Death List of a Day, George G. Sumner, New York Times, September 21, 1906.
- A Popular Politician; the Hon. George G. Sumner of Connecticut in Very Bad Health, as above.
- The Political Graveyard, Sumner.
- Hartford History Mayors of Hartford.