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|
|President of the Massachusetts Senate|
1929 – 1932
|Preceded by||Wellington Wells|
|Succeeded by||Erland F. Fish|
|Member of the
Sixth Suffolk Senate District
1925 – 1932
|Born||March 7, 1886|
|Died||December 25, 1947(aged 61)|
|Residence||222 Prince Street, Boston (Jamaica Plain), Massachusetts|
Gaspar Griswold Bacon, Sr. (March 7, 1886 – December 25, 1947) served on the Board of Overseers of Harvard University, he was the 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 was in the Field Artillery Officers' Reserve Corps. During World War II Bacon was a Lieutenant Colonel on General George Patton's staff where he served for three years and ten months, in the G5, as the Chief of the Government Affairs Branch.
Bacon married Pricilla Tolland on July 16, 1910 in St. Thomas' Church Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania. Bacon and his wife, were the parents of three sons. One of Bacon's sons was the actor Gaspar G. Bacon, Jr., better known as David Bacon.
- Howard, Richard T. (1933), Public Officials of Massachusetts (1933-1934), Boston, MA: The Boston Review, p. 22.
- Howard, Richard T. (1933), Public Officials of Massachusetts (1933-1934), Boston, MA: The Boston Review, p. 23.
- Howard, Richard T. (1931), Public Officials of Massachusetts (1931-1932), Boston, MA: The Boston Review, p. 38.
- Lichtblau, Eric (July 17, 1910). "GASPAR BACON WEDS. - Ambassador's Son Married to Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Toland.". The New York Times. p. 9. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
- 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
- Lyons, Louis M. (June 11, 1945), The Germans in This City Look Pretty Peaked to Me, Boston, Massachusetts: The Boston Globe, retrieved October 19, 2015
|President of the Massachusetts Senate
Erland F. Fish
William S. Youngman
|Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
Joseph L. Hurley
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