Leslie Bradley Cutler

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Leslie Bradley Cutler
Member of the Massachusetts Senate
In office
Preceded by Mason Sears
Succeeded by David H. Locke
Personal details
Born (1890-03-24)March 24, 1890
Died November 27, 1971(1971-11-27) (aged 81)
Needham, Massachusetts
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Roger W. Cutler (1913–1928)
Children 4
Alma mater Haskell School
Radcliffe College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Leslie Bradley Cutler was an American politician who served in the Massachusetts Senate.

Early life[edit]

Cutler was born on March 24, 1890, in Boston. She graduated from the Haskell School, and attended Radcliffe College, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.[1] In 1923 she married Roger W. Cutler, a textile industrialist and United States Navy Admiral.[2] The couple had four children, two of whom (Robert and Roger, Jr.) competed in rowing in the 1936 Summer Olympics.[2][3] They divorced in 1928.[2]

Political career[edit]

Cutler began her political career in 1923 when she ran for the Needham, Massachusetts Board of Selectmen. She lost, but was elected in 1924 and served from 1925 to 1926 and was chairman for one term.[1][2] When the town created a Board of Health in 1927, she chose to serve on it instead of the Board of Selectmen.[2] She would remain on the board until 1967.[1]

Cutler ran unsuccessfully for the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1928, 1930, and 1932 before winning in 1934.[2] She served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1935 to 1949 and the Massachusetts Senate from 1949 to 1969.[1] She was the twelfth woman elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives and the second to be elected to the Senate.[4]

Cutler died on November 27, 1971, at her home in Needham.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d 1967–1968 Public Officers of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Robb, Christina (November 29, 1971). "Mrs. Leslie Cutler dies". The Boston Globe. 
  3. ^ Gjerde, Arild; Jeroen Heijmans; Bill Mallon; Hilary Evans (2009). "Bob Cutler Biography and Olympic Results". Olympics. Sports Reference.com. Retrieved 2009-11-03. 
  4. ^ "History of Women in the Massachusetts Legislature 1923-present" (PDF). Retrieved February 22, 2013.