George G. Sumner
|George G. Sumner|
|41st Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut Connecticut|
January 3, 1883 – January 8, 1885
|Governor||Thomas M. Waller|
|Preceded by||William H. Bulkeley|
|Succeeded by||Lorrin A. Cooke|
|Born||January 14, 1841|
|Political party||Democratic Party|
|Spouse(s)||Julia Ella Gallup Sumner|
|Children||William Gallup Sumner
Julia Ella Sumner
Sumner was born in Hebron, Connecticut, on January 14, 1841. A native of Bolton, Connecticut, he moved to Hartford as a young man, was admitted to the Bar in 1864 and began to practice law. He married Julia Ella Gallup and they had two children, William Gallup Sumner and Julia Ella Sumner.
Elected to the Connecticut House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1867, Sumner served as Representative 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 from 1878 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.
- 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.
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