Josiah Spaulding

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Josiah Spaulding
Chairman of the Massachusetts Republican Party
In office
1967–1969
Preceded by John F. Parker
Succeeded by Richard Treadway

Josiah Augustus "Si" Spaulding (December 21, 1922 – March 27, 1983) was an American businessman, attorney, and politician.

Education and military service[edit]

Spaulding graduated from the Hotchkiss School and Yale University in 1947, where he was a member of Skull and Bones. He served three years as a pilot for the US Marine Corps during World War II and was discharged as a first lieutenant. He attended Columbia Law School.[1]

Politics[edit]

Spaulding served as the Chairman of the Massachusetts Republican Party from 1967 to 1969. He was the Republican nominee for United States Senator in 1970 and Massachusetts Attorney General in 1974.[2]

Law[edit]

Spaudling was a partner in the Boston law firm of Bingham Dana & Gould.[3]

Business[edit]

Spaulding was the longtime chairman of Beverly Hospital in Beverly, Massachusetts.[4]

Spaulding was one of the founders of the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Hospital. Following his death, the hospital would be renamed the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in his honor.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Spaulding was married to Helen Bowdoin Spaulding, an activist and philanthropist who served as the president of the New England Aquarium and vice chairman of the board of trustees of Georgetown University.[6]

He died of a heart attack in 1983 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.[7]

Spaulding's son, Josiah Spaulding, Jr., is the president and CEO of the Citi Performing Arts Center.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HELEN P. BOWDOIN BECOMES ENGAGED". New York Times. 12 Mar 1949. p. 15. 
  2. ^ "Josiah Spaulding dies; was active in politics". Associated Press. March 27, 1983. Retrieved 2010-11-21. 
  3. ^ "Frances Caroline Chick Wed". The New York Times. August 8, 1982. Retrieved 2010-11-21. 
  4. ^ "Frances Caroline Chick Wed". The New York Times. August 8, 1982. Retrieved 2010-11-21. 
  5. ^ "Spaulding Celebrates 40 Years of Remarkable Recoveries". PRNewswire. September 17, 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-21. 
  6. ^ "Frances Caroline Chick Wed". The New York Times. August 8, 1982. Retrieved 2010-11-21. 
  7. ^ "Josiah Spaulding dies; was active in politics". Associated Press. March 27, 1983. Retrieved 2010-11-21. 
  8. ^ Geoff Edgers (February 27, 2010). "Mixed martial arts at the Wang Theatre?". Boston Globe. Retrieved 2010-11-21. 
Party political offices
Preceded by
Howard J. Whitmore, Jr.
Republican nominee for United States Senator from Massachusetts
1970
Succeeded by
Michael S. Robertson
Preceded by
John F. Parker
Chairman of the Massachusetts Republican Party
1967-1969
Succeeded by
Richard Treadway