Josiah Spaulding

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Josiah Spaulding
Chairman of the Massachusetts Republican Party
In office
Preceded byJohn F. Parker
Succeeded byRichard Treadway
Personal details
Born(1922-12-21)December 21, 1922
DiedMarch 27, 1983(1983-03-27) (aged 60)
San Juan, Puerto Rico

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]


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] Spaulding was elected to Common Cause's National Governing Board in 1973.


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


Spaulding was the longtime chairman of Beverly Hospital in Beverly, Massachusetts.[3]

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. [4]

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.[3]

He died of a heart attack in 1983 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.[2]

Spaulding's son, Josiah Spaulding Jr., is the president and CEO of the Citi Performing Arts Center.[5]


  1. ^ "Helen H. Bowdoin Becomes Engaged" (PDF). New York Times. 12 Mar 1949. p. 15. Retrieved May 1, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Josiah Spaulding dies; was active in politics". Associated Press. March 27, 1983. Retrieved 2010-11-21.
  3. ^ a b c "Frances Caroline Chick Wed". The New York Times. August 8, 1982. Retrieved 2010-11-21.
  4. ^ Hospital, Spaulding Rehabilitation. "Spaulding Celebrates 40 Years of Remarkable Recoveries". Retrieved 2023-12-26.
  5. ^ Geoff Edgers (February 27, 2010). "Mixed martial arts at the Wang Theatre?". Boston Globe. Retrieved November 21, 2010.
Party political offices
Preceded by Republican nominee for United States Senator from Massachusetts
Succeeded by
Preceded by Chairman of the Massachusetts Republican Party
Succeeded by