Rollin S. Woodruff
|Rollin S. Woodruff|
|62nd Governor of Connecticut|
January 09, 1907 – January 06, 1909
|Lieutenant||Everett J. Lake|
|Preceded by||Henry Roberts|
|Succeeded by||George L. Lilley|
|Born||July 14, 1854
Rochester, New York
|Died||June 30, 1925
Guilford Center, Connecticut
|Spouse(s)||Kaomeo E. Perkins Woodruff|
Woodruff was born in Rochester, New York on July 14, 1854. He was the son of Jeremiah Woodruff, who was a minister; and Clarissa "Clorise" Thompson Woodruff. He got only basic education from Rochester's public school system. He married Kaomeo E. Perkins on January 14, 1880, and they had two children.
Director of the Board of Mechanics Bank of New Haven, Woodruff was also director of the Board of Connecticut Savings Bank, and of the Connecticut Computing Machine Company. He was President of C. S. Mersick Company and Grace Hospital of New Haven. A member of the Connecticut Senate in 1903, he waa elected President pro tempore of the Connecticut Senate, and held that position until 1905. He was President of New Haven's Chamber of Commerce from 1905 to 1907.
Winning the 1906 Republican gubernatorial nomination, Woodruff became the Governor of Connecticut on January 9, 1907. During his term, he vetoed several acts of the legislature when he thought the state financial system or budget needed his protection. He left office on January 6, 1909. Woodruff remained active in his business. He became a member of the Union League Club. He also served as a member of the New Haven Young Men's Republican Club.
Woodruff died on June 30, 1925, age 70 years, 351 days. He is interred at Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, Connecticut.
- 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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