George H. Utter

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George H. Utter
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Rhode Island's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1911 – November 3, 1912
Preceded byAdin B. Capron
Succeeded byPeter G. Gerry
49th Governor of Rhode Island
In office
January 3, 1905 – January 1, 1907
LieutenantFrederick Jackson
Preceded byLucius F. C. Garvin
Succeeded byJames H. Higgins
Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island
In office
1904–1905
GovernorLucius F. C. Garvin
Preceded byAdelard Archambault
Succeeded byFrederick Jackson
Secretary of State of Rhode Island
In office
1891–1894
GovernorHerbert W. Ladd
D. Russell Brown
Preceded byEdwin D. McGuiness
Succeeded byCharles P. Bennett
Member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives
In office
1889–1891
Member of the Rhode Island Senate
In office
1885–1889
Personal details
Born(1854-07-24)July 24, 1854
Plainfield, New Jersey
DiedNovember 3, 1912(1912-11-03) (aged 58)
Westerly, Rhode Island
Resting placeRiverbend Cemetery
Westerly, Rhode Island
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Elizabeth Lovina Brown
Alma materAmherst College
ProfessionNewspaper publisher

George Herbert Utter (July 24, 1854 – November 3, 1912) was a U.S. Representative from Rhode Island and the 49th Governor of Rhode Island.

Biography[edit]

Born in Plainfield, New Jersey, Utter moved with his parents to Westerly, Rhode Island in 1861. He attended the public schools of Westerly and Alfred (New York) Academy. He graduated from Amherst College, Massachusetts in 1877. He was engaged as a printer and publisher of the Westerly Sun before serving as a personal aide on the staff of Governor Augustus O. Bourn 1883–1885. He served as member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives 1885–1889, serving as speaker the last year.

Utter served in the Rhode Island Senate (1889–1891), as Secretary of State of Rhode Island (1891–1894), and as Lieutenant Governor (1904) and Governor (1905–06) of Rhode Island.

Utter was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-second Congress and served from March 4, 1911, until his death from liver cancer in Westerly, Rhode Island, November 3, 1912. At the time of his death, Utter was running for re-election to Congress.[1]

He died on November 3, 1912 in Westerly, Rhode Island. He was interred in Riverbend Cemetery, Westerly, Rhode Island.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • United States Congress. "George H. Utter (id: U000035)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  1. ^ "Congressman Utter Dead" (PDF). New York Times. November 4, 1912. Retrieved May 2, 2009.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Edwin D. McGuinness
Secretary of State of Rhode Island
1891–1894
Succeeded by
Charles P. Bennett
Preceded by
Adelard Archambault
Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island
1904–1905
Succeeded by
Frederick Jackson
Preceded by
Lucius F. C. Garvin
Governor of Rhode Island
1905–1906
Succeeded by
James H. Higgins
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Adin B. Capron
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district

1911–1912
Succeeded by
Peter G. Gerry