George G. Sumner

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George G. Sumner
41st Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut
In office
January 3, 1883 – January 8, 1885
Governor Thomas M. Waller
Preceded by William H. Bulkeley
Succeeded by Lorrin A. Cooke
Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born (1841-01-14)January 14, 1841
Died September 20, 1906(1906-09-20) (aged 65)
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Julia Ella Gallup Sumner
Children William Gallup Sumner Julia Ella Sumner

George G. Sumner (January 14, 1841 – September 20, 1906) was an American politician who was the forty-first Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut from 1883 to 1885.[1]

Early life

Sumner was born in Hebron, Connecticut, on January 14, 1841.[2] A native of Bolton, Connecticut, he moved to Hartford as a young man, was admitted to the Bar in 1864 and began to practice law.[3][4] He married Julia Ella Gallup and they had two children, William Gallup Sumner and Julia Ella Sumner.


Elected to the Connecticut House of Representatives as a Democrat[5] in 1867, Sumner served as representative for Bolton. He was elected mayor of Hartford in 1878 in a race against Morgan Bulkeley, who would succeed Sumner as mayor[6] and later become governor of Connecticut.[4] He was mayor from 1878 until 1880.[5][6]

In 1882, he was nominated for Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut on the ticket with Thomas M. Waller and was elected by a large majority. It was the personal popularity of Sumner who carried the ticket through.[4] Waller and Sumner served for one period, from January 3, 1883 to January 8, 1885.

Sumner was a member of the Connecticut state senate for the 1st District from 1887 to 1888.[4][5]


Sumner died in a hospital at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, on September 20, 1906 (age 65 years, 249 days).[3][5] He is interred at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Connecticut.


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Political offices
Preceded by
William H. Bulkeley
Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut
Succeeded by
Lorrin A. Cooke