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Rollin Simmons Woodruff

ROLLIN SIMMONS WOODRUFF, Connecticut's 45th governor. He served as director to several other corporations, and was president of New Haven's Chamber of Commerce from 1905 to 1907. Woodruff entered politics in 1903, as a member and president of the Connecticut State Senate, a position he held until 1905. Governor Rollin S. Woodruff died on June 30, 1925, and is buried at the Evergreen Cemetery in New Haven, Connecticut.

Education

  • rudimentary education in Rochester's public school system

Career

  • Woodruff became a successful businessman who had interests in the Connecticut Computing Machine Company, and the C.S. Mersick Company, one of the largest iron and steel wholesale dealers. He served as director to several other corporations, and was president of New Haven's Chamber of Commerce from 1905 to 1907. Woodruff entered politics in 1903, as a member and president of the Connecticut State Senate, a position he held until 1905. He also served as Connecticut's lieutenant governor from 1905 to 1907. Woodruff won the 1906 Republican gubernatorial nomination, and was elected governor of Connecticut. During his tenure, he was a proponent of conventional Republican issues. He vetoed several acts of the legislature when the state financial system or budget needed his protection. Woodruff left office on January 6, 1909, and retired from public service, but he stayed active in his business interests. He also served as a member of the Union League Club and the New Haven Young Men's Republican Club.

Politics

Party affiliation: Republican Party

Rollin Simmons Woodruff
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Died June 30, 1925
(aged 70)
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  • 1903 - 1905
    president, Connecticut State Senate
    Connecticut, United States
  • 1905 - 1907
    president, New Haven's Chamber of Commerce
    Connecticut, United States
  • 1905 - 1907
    Connecticut's lieutenant governor, Government of Connecticut
    Connecticut, United States

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