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Morgan Gardner Bulkeley

Morgan was an American politician as well as business and sports executive. He was a Hartford city councilman and bank president.

Background

  • Morgan Bulkeley died in Hartford at age 84. The Hartford Bridge over the Connecticut River was renamed the Bulkeley Bridge in his honor after his death.

  • Education

    • Morgan Bulkeley attended Hartford Public High School and, at age 14, started working at the Aetna sweeping floors for a dollar a day along with his brother, Charles.

      He was educated at Bacon Academy in Colchester just like his father and his cousins on both sides.

    Career

    • Organized, 1872, and 1st president, 1872-1879, United States Bank of Hartford. President Ætna Life Insurance Company, since 1879. Councilman, 1875, alderman, 1876, mayor, 1880-1888, of Hartford.

      Elected governor Connecticut, for term, 1889-1891, and as no candidate for election in 1890 received constitutional majority of votes cast, he retained office as governor for term, 1891-1893. Candidate for United States senator, 1893. Elected United States senator, 1905, for term 1905-1911.

      Delaware Republican nat. convs., 1888-1896.

    Major achievements

    • Bulkeley formed the Hartford Dark Blues of the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players in 1874.

      Under his guidance, Aetna had been transformed from a life insurance company into a company that offered accident, health, automobile,workers compensation, and group insurance.

    Politics

    Republican

    Membership

    Member G.A.R. (department commander of Connecticut).

    Personality

    Interests

    Sport & Clubs: baseball

    politics

    Connections

    • Married Fannie B. Houghton, February 11, 1885.
    • father: Eliphale - State Senator
      His father State Senator Eliphalet Adams Bulkeley was a descendant of the Rev.his father died in 1872
    • mother: Lydia
      Both of his parents were descended from passengers of the Mayflower more than 200 years prior. The Bulkeleys had called nearby Colchester, Connecticut their home and until Morgan's death always believed it as such.He was also related to the well known Morgan family through his mother
    • Wife: Fannie
      Bulkeley's widow, Fannie, died on June 22, 1938
    • brother: Charles
      His brother was killed during the war.
    Morgan Bulkeley
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    Born December 26, 1837
    Died November 6, 1922
    (aged 84)
    Nationality
    • 1852
      H. P. Morgan & Company
    • 1853
      first president, United States Bank of Hartford
    • November 30, 1874 - November 30, 1876
      Hartford Common Council
    • November 30, 1874 - November 30, 1876
      Board of Aldermen
    • November 30, 1905 - November 30, 1911
      United States Senate

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    • School
      • Hartford Public High School
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      • Bacon Academy in Colchester
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    • Career
      • H. P. Morgan & Company
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      • United States Bank of Hartford
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      • Hartford Common Council
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    • Major Achievements
      • Bulkeley formed the Hartford Dark Blues of the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players in 1874. Under his guidance, Aetna had been transformed from a life insurance company into a company that offered accident, health, automobile,workers compensation, and group insurance.
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      • Lydia
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