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A. Heaton Robertson 215

Judson H. Root 411

Albert L. Sessions 312

William E. Sessions 302

William W. SMddy 332

DeWitt C. Skilton 347

Herbert K. Smith 219

Alfred Spencer, Jr 186

EUie N. Sperry 482

Nehemiah D. Sperry 58

George B. Stevens 287

James Swan 417

Horace D. Taf t 229

James U. Taintor , . . 405

John M. Taylor 463

David Torrance 80

Morris F. Tyler 225

George C. Waldo 384

Frank A. Wallace 237

Thomas M. Waller 164

James F. Walsh 38

George D. Watrous 196

Pierce N. Welch 350

Walter O. Whitcomb 413

Henry C. White 378

Herbert H. White 467

Eli Whitney 371

Frank L. Wilcox 190

Caleb T. Winchester 143

Rollin S. Woodruff 30

Henry P. Wright 110




Men of Mark in Connecticut



IDEALS OF AMERICAN LIFE TOLD
IN BIOGRAPHIES AND AUTO-
BIOGRAPHIES OF EMINENT
LIVING AMERICANS



EDITED HY

COLONEL N. G. OSBORN

EDITOR "new haven JOURNAL AND COURIER'



FOUR VOLUMES



WILLIAM R. GOODSPEED

HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT
190 8



PREFACE TO THE WORK.

THE publisher desires to say that it has been his design in
co-operation with the eminent gentlemen associated in the
preparation of this work, to present some account of those
useful citizens who are the real leaders in every community and
in every calling. The work consists of four volumes of about
four hundred and twenty-five pages each, printed on old Stratford
water-marked paper. The volumes contain over five hundred
well-written and correct sketches, accompanied by over two hun-
dred and fifty full-page portraits. Three volumes have already
been delivered and the fourth is in the hands of the printers, The
Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co. The work is bound in half and
full morocco — gilt top, deckle-edged.

Prices for four Volumes :
Half-Morocco Binding - - - - $50.00
Full-Morocco Binding - - _ - GO.OO

A complimentary Portrait Gallery containing all the por-
traits given free with each advanced subscription received now.

W. R. GOODSPEED, Publisher.
February 15, 1908.



MEN OF MARK IN CONNECTICUT.

Some time ago "The Courant" noticed tlic first vf)liimc of
the "Men of Mark in Connecticut" series of biographical sketches.
The second and the third vohimes are now out. The second came
a while ago, but the third is just off the press.

It will be remembered that Colonel N. G. Osborn of the
"New Haven Journal-Courier" is the editor and that the advisory
board, concerned in the publication, consists of Judge W. S. Case,
State Librarian G. S. Godard, and ex-Governor Roberts of this
city, Hon. F. J. Kingsbury of Waterbury, Captain Edward Marsh
of Bridgeport, Jonathan Trumbull of Norwich, so long presi-
dent of the "S. A. R." and Colonel Osborn himself. As these
volumes increase in number, the possessor of the series finds him-
self with a catalogue of active Connecticut citizens right at hand.
In a newspaper ofifice, for instance, it is simply indispensable. It
is sure to be of use in any place, for one never can tell who will
next come into prominence in the unfolding of events, and here
is a sketch of the man, and often a fine picture of him, too.



MEN OF MARK IN CONNECTICUT.

The third volume of this excellent collection of biographies of
Connecticut men is at hand and will soon be followed by the
fourth and last.

The plan of the work has been fully described heretofore
and the skill and care with which the sketches are prepared have
received much commendation. To all this little remains to be
added. A sound and comprehensive scheme was made at the
outset, and the first volume was merely the first specimen of the
complete work. The whole work differs from others in bemg
more carefully edited and also more attractive to the eye. Most
of the offenses against good taste which are so commonly found
in books of this kind were made impossible by the very nature
of the editorship which was provided for the undertakmg. and
Colonel Osborn as editor-in-chief and all those who have had a
share in the execution of the task are to be congratulated on the
virtual accomplishment of a large and useful undertakmg

The four volumes will be of the highest value ni all news-
paper offices, and wherever there is occasion for prompt and ac-
curate information as to men who are more or less conspicuous
in the state or in their respective communities.

The book is published by William R. Goodspeed at Hartford,
and is from the press of The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co.
— Hartford Times.



Among other public spirited citizens of Connecticut who
have approved this history and have furnished their portraits
for it are the following : —

HON. MORGAN G. BULKELEY, U. S. Senator.
HON. FRANK B. BRANDEGEE, U. S. Senator.
HON. N. D. SPERRY, U. S. Congressman.
HON. E. J. HILL, U. S. Congressman.
HON. E. STEVENS HENRY, U. S. Congressman.
HON. GEORGE L. LILLE Y, U. S. Congressman.
HON. EDWIN W. HIGGINS, U. S. Congressman.
HON. ROLLIN S. WOODRUFF, Governor.
HON. HENRY ROBERTS, Ex-Governor.
HON. ABIRAM CHAMBERLAIN, Ex-Governor.
HON. GEORGE P. McLEAN, Ex-Governor.
HON. O. VINCENT COFFIN, Ex-Governor.
HON. THOMAS M. WALLER, Ex-Governor.
HON. GEORGE E. LOUNSBURY, late Ex-Governor.
HON. RHINE AS C. LOUNSBURY, Ex-Governor.
HON. THEODORE BODENWEIN, Secretary of State.
HON. JAMES F. WALSH, Treasurer of State.
HON. ASA MITCHELL, Comptroller of State.
HON. DAVID TORRANCE, Supreme Court.
HON. FREDERICK B. HALL, Supreme Court.
HON. SIMEON E. BALDWIN, Supreme Court.
HON. WILLIAM HAMERSLEY, Supreme Court.
HON. SAMUEL O. PRENTICE, Supreme Court.
HON. WILLIAM S. CASE, Superior Court.
HON. HOWARD J. CURTISS, Superior Court.
HON. ALBERTO T. RORABACK, Superior Court.
HON. RALPH WHEELER, Superior Court.
HON. WILLIAM T. ELMER, Superior Court.
HON. EDWIN B. GAGER, Superior Court.
HON. WM. K. TOWNSEND, U. S. Court.
HON. GEORGE S. GODARD, State Librarian.
ADJT. GEN. GEORGE M. COLE, Hartford.



PORTRAITS OF PROFESSIONAL MEN.

ARTHUR T. HADLEY, President "Yale."

FLAVEL S. LUTHER, JR., President "Trinity."

BRADFORD P. RAYMOND, President "Wesleyan."

PROF. A. W. PHILLIPS, Yale.

PROF. HENRY W. FARNUM, Yale.

JOHN C. BRINSMADE, "Gunnery," Washington.

PROF. M. W. JACOBUS, "Theological" Seminary.

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PROF. WILLIAM H. BRISTOL, Waterburv
PROF. GUSTAVE STOECKEL. Norfolk^"

?l^^^^w ^.^o^T^'^^^^' '^"^"'^^' N^^v Haven.
GEN. W. H. RUSSELL, deceased. New Haven
THOMAS H. RUSSELL, M. D., NewMaven
WILLIAM H. WILLIAMS, Attorney, Derby "
SAMUEL J. BRYANT, Attorney, New Haven
SAMUEL FESSENDEN, Attorney, deceased Stamford

S?n f'^ n-T^.^n'l^^i'^^^^' ^'^^''^y' New' Britain"'-
STILES JUDSON, Attorney, liricWport

JOHN H. LIGHT, Attorney, South Norwalk

FRANCES H. PARKER, Attorney, Hartfor.l

CHARLES PHELPS, Attorney, Rockville

NOBLE E. PIERCE, Attorney, Bristol

JOHN H. WHITE, Attorney, Hartford

S. HARRISON WAGNER, Attorney, New Haven

RT. REV. CHAUNCEY, B BREWSTER, Hartford

REV. JAMES GOODWIN, Hartford

REV. GEORGE T. LINSLEY, Hartford

REV. CHARLES R. PALMER, Bridgeport

DAVID F. HOLLISTER, late Attorney, Bridgeport

REV. ARTHUR H. GOODENOUGH. Bristol

JAMES P. WOODRUFF, Litchfield.



PORTRAITS OF INSURANCE OFFICIALS.

MORGAN G. BULKELEY, President Aetna Life Insurance
Company.

WILLIAM B. CLARK, President Aetna Fire Insurance Com-
pany.

O. VINCENT COFFIN, President.

COL. JACOB L. GREENE, late President Connecticut Mutual
Life Insurance Company.

JOHN M. HOLCOMBE, President Phoenix Mutual Life In-
surance Company.

JOHN M. TAYLOR, President Connecticut Mutual Life In-
surance Company.

DeWITT C. SKILTON, President Phoenix Fire Insurance Com-
pany.

GEORGE L. CHASE, late President Hartford Fire Insurance
Company.

JOHN D. BROWNE, President Connecticut Fire Insurance
Company.

R. H. ENSIGN, President Hartford County Mutual Fire.



GEORGE E. KEENEY, President Hartford Life Insurance

Company.
P. H. WOODWARD, Vice-President Connecticut General Life

Insurance Company.
JAMES H. BREWSTER, Manager Scottish Union.



PORTRAITS OF BANKERS.

ABIRAM CHAMBERLAIN, President Home National, Meri-
den.

WILLIAM H. CHAPMAN, President New London Savings.

JAMES S. ELTON, President Waterbury National.

HENRY F. ENGLISH, Vice-President Connecticut Savings.

E. STEVENS HENRY, Treasurer Peoples Savings, Rockville.

MARCUS H. HOLCOMB, President Southington Savings.

GEORGE H. HOYT, late President Stamford Savings.

FREDERICK J. KINGSBURY, President Citizens National,
Waterbury.

CHARLES H. LOUNSBURY, President Stamford Savings.

FRANCIS W. MARSH, President Bridgeport Trust Company.

ORANGE MERWIN, late President Bridgeport Land and Title
Company.

HENRY H. PECK, President Dime Savings, Waterbury.

WILLIAM E. SESSIONS, President Bristol Trust Company.

PIERCE N. WELCH, President First National, New Haven.

FRANK L. WILCOX, President Fidelity Trust Company, Hart-
ford.

MILES L. PECK, Treasurer Bristol Savings.

WILLIAM BUTLER, Vice-President First National Bank,
Rockville.

ATWOOD COLLINS, President Security Company, Hartford.

EDWARD B. DUNBAR, President, Bristol National Bank.

BUELL HEMINGWAY, Vice-President Dime Savings, Water-
bury.

HENRY L. HOTCHKISS, President Union Trust Company,
New Haven.

CHARLES M. JARVIS, Vice-President Hardware City Trust
Company, New Britain.

DAVID S. PLUME, late President Colonial Trust Company,
Waterbury.

WILLIAM H. PRESCOTT, President Peoples Savings, Rock-
ville.

JOHN H. SAGE, Treasurer Freestone Savings, Portland.

A. J. SLOPER, President New Britain National Bank.

J. B. TALCOTT, late President Mechanics National, New Brit-
ain.

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C. S. TREADWAY, late President Bristol National Bank.

JULIUS TWISS, Treasurer National Savings, New Haven.

P. H. WOODWARD, President Dime Savings, Hartford

PHILIP CORBIN, President New Britain Savings.

HENRY C. WARREN, President Merchants National, New
Haven.

JAMES A. ATWOOD, President Windham County National
Bank, Danielson.

AUGUSTUS M. BLAKESLEY, Cashier Waterbury National.

MARO S. CHAPMAN, late President City Bank, Hartford.

HENRY GAY, President Hurlbut National Bank, Winsted.

GEORGE F. LOCKWOOD, Vice-President New Canaan Sav-
ings Bank.

EDWARD W. MARSH, President Peoples Savings, Bridgeport.

SAMUEL E. MERWIN, late President New Haven Savings
Bank.

HENRY B. NOYES, President Groton Savings Bank.

CHARLES E. PRIOR, Treasurer Security Company, Hartford.

HARVEY L. ROBERTS, Vice-President Mechanics Savings,
Winsted.

DAVID STRONG, President First National Bank, Winsted.

GEORGE M. WOODRUFF, President First National Bank,
Litchfield.

EDMUND DAY, President Seymour Trust Company.

M. EUGENE LINCOLN, President.

CHARLES H. NETTLETON, President Birmingham National
Bank, Derby.

WILLIAM E. ATWOOD, President Hardware City Trust Com-
pany, New Britain.

GEORGE W. BEACH, late President Manufacturers National
Bank, Waterbury.

ISAAC B. BRISTOL, late President New Milford National.

ROBERT COIT, late President Union Bank, New London.

CHARLES L. SPENCER, President Suffield National Bank.

DAVID TRUBEE, President Poquonnock National, Bridgeport.

SIDNEY W. CROFUT, Assistant Treasurer Society for Sav-
ings, Hartford.

CHARLES E. CLARK, President Home Trust Company, Derby.



PORTRAITS OF MANUFACTURERS.

MAX ADLER, Strouse, Adler & Co., New Haven.
CHARLES E. BILLINGS, Billings & Spencer Company, Hart-
ford. ■ ^
WALTER CAMP, New Haven Clock Company.
JAMES S. ELTON, Waterbury Brass Company.

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WILLIAM A. GRIPPIN, President Bridgeport Iron Company.

WILLIAM H. HART, President Stanley Works, New Britain.

A. E. HAMMER, Treasurer Malleable Fittings Company, Bran-
ford.

C. H. LOUNSBURY, Lounsbury & Soule, Stamford.

COL. FRANK T. MAXWELL, Rockville.

ALBERT L. SESSIONS, President J. H. Sessions & Son, Bris-
tol.

WM. E. SESSIONS, President Sessions Clock Company, Bristol.

JAMES SWAN, James Swan & Company, Seymour.

PIERCE N. WELCH, President Bristol Brass Company.

LEWIS J. ATWOOD, President Plume & Atwood Company,
Waterburv.

JOHN BIRGE, President N. L. Birge & Sons, Bristol.

THOMAS D. BRADSTREET, Vice-President Seth Thomas
Clock Company, Thomaston.

PHILIP CORBIN, President American Hardware Corporation,
New Britain.

EDWARD B. DUNBAR, Dunbar Bros., Bristol.

RALPH H. ENSIGN, Ensign, Bickford & Company, Simsbury.

ANDREW B. HENDRYX, President A. B. Hendryx Company,
New Haven.

BUELL HEMINGWAY, President Hemingway & Bartlett Com-
pany, Watertown.

HENRY L. HOTCHKISS, President Candee Rubber Co., New
Haven.

CHARLES M. JARVIS, Vice-President American Hardware
Company, New Britain.

ALBERT D. JUDD, Wallingford.

GEORGE E. KEENLY, Treasurer Somerville Manufacturing
Company,

EDWARD MILLER, President Edward Miller Company, Meri-
den.

R. J. PLUMB, President Eagle Lock Company, Terryville.

DAVID S. PLUME, Treasurer American Ring Company, Water-
bury.

W. H. PRESCOTT, Vice-President U. S. Envelope, Rockville.

F. W. SMITH, President Smith & Egge Company, Bridgeport.

JOHN B. TALCOTT, President American Hosiery Company
New Britain.

JUSTUS TRAUT, Stanley Rule & Level Company, New Britain.

C. S. TREADWAY, late President New Departure Company.

ISAAC ULLMAN, Manager Strouse, Adler & Company, New
Haven.

W. H. WATROUS, President Rogers Cutlery Company, Hart-
ford.

AMOS WHITNEY, former President Pratt & Whitney Com-
pany, Hartford.



H. C. WICKHAM, Inventor, TTartford

WILLIAM T. WOODRUFF, President Setli Thomas Cl



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