Rollin S. Woodruff
|Rollin S. Woodruff|
|62nd Governor of Connecticut|
January 9, 1907 – January 6, 1909
|Lieutenant||Everett J. Lake|
|Preceded by||Henry Roberts|
|Succeeded by||George L. Lilley|
|61st Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut|
January 4, 1905 – January 9, 1907
|Preceded by||Henry Roberts|
|Succeeded by||Everett J. Lake|
|Member of the Connecticut Senate|
|Born||July 14, 1854
Rochester, New York
|Died||June 30, 1925 (aged 70)
Guilford Center, Connecticut
|Spouse(s)||Kaomeo E. Perkins|
Woodruff was born in Rochester, New York on July 14, 1854. He was the son of Jeremiah Woodruff, who was a minister; and Clarissa "Clorise" Thompson Woodruff. He was educated in the public schools of Rochester and New Haven. He married Kaomeo E. Perkins on January 14, 1880, and they had three children, all of whom died young.
Woodruff was a successful businessman and was involved in several banks and corporations. He was a director of the Mechanics Bank of New Haven, the Connecticut Savings Bank, and the Connecticut Computing Machine Company. He was vice president of the Federal Adding Machine Company. In addition, Woodruff was president of Grace Hospital of New Haven and C. S. Mersick Company, a manufacturer and wholesaler of heavy hardware, railroad supplies, machinist supplies and other metal products.
In 1902 he became a member of the Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.
Winning the 1906 Republican gubernatorial nomination, Woodruff became the Governor of Connecticut on January 9, 1907. During his term, he vetoed several acts of the legislature, arguing that they were too costly. Woodruff remained active in his business. He became a member of the Union League Club. He also served as a member of the New Haven Young Men's Republican Club.
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|Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut
Everett J. Lake
|Governor of Connecticut
George L. Lilley