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Phineas Chapman Lounsbury

Phineas Chapman Lounsbury, American governor. Member Connecticut House of Representatives, 1874; Served in 17th Connecticut Infantry, Civil War.

Background

  • Lounsbury, Phineas Chapman was born on January 10, 1844 in Ridgefield, Connecticut, United States. Son of Nathan and Delia A. (Scofield) Lounsbury.

  • Education

    • Academic education; (Doctor of Laws, Wesleyan University).

    Career

    • Member Connecticut House of Representatives, 1874. Governor of Connecticut, 1887-1889. Vice president Preferred Accident Insurance Company of New York, Atwood Fire Insurance Company.

      Treasurer Worcester Salt Company.

    Politics

    People sometimes argue that involvement in political life involves getting our hands dirty, so is something Christians should avoid. But God is present in everything, including political institutions.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    It is vital to meet and worship with other Christians in order to grow in the Christian life and to understand what is God's will for people and for their communities.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    It is important to experience God's grace working in the lives of people. Wisdom and maturity are gained from life experience, especially during the prayer and sharing stories with other Christians.

    Membership

    Member Connecticut House of Representatives, 1874. Served in 17th Connecticut Infantry, Civil War.

    Connections

    • Married Jane Wright, June 12, 1867.
    • father: Nathan Lounsbury
    • mother: Delia A. (Scofield) Lounsbury
    • spouse: Jane Wright
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    Died June 22, 1925
    (aged 81)
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