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State official

Howard Wells Alcorn, American state official. Bar: Connecticut 1926. Member American Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association, Hartford County Bar Association (treasurer 1934-1936), Sons of the American Revolution, Sons Union Veterans, Antiquarian and Landmarks Society (president 1936-1940), Suffield Grange.

Background

Alcorn, Howard Wells was born on May 14, 1901 in Suffield, Connecticut, United States. Son of Hugh M. and Cora Terry (Wells) Alcorn.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Dartmouth, 1923;student, Harvard Law Schoolstudent, Yale Law School.

Career

Judge, Suffield Town Court, 1929-1943;executive secretary to Governor Connecticut, 1943;judge, Superior Court Connecticut, 1943-1959;chief judge, Superior Court Connecticut, 1959-1961;justice, Supreme Court Connecticut, 1961-1970;chief justice, Supreme Court Connecticut, 1970-1971;state referee, Supreme Court Connecticut, 1971-1992. Director 1st National Bank of Suffield, 1928-1951, vice president, 1934-1951. Chairman zoning commission Suffield, 1928-1943.

Member Connecticut House Representatives, 1927-1929, 31, speaker,1931, floor leader Connecticut Senate, 1933. Chairman Republican Town Committee, Suffield, 1928-1933. Alternate delegate-at-large Republican National Convention, 1932.

Achievements

  • Bar: Connecticut 1926.

Membership

Member American Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association, Hartford County Bar Association (treasurer 1934-1936), Sons of the American Revolution, Sons Union Veterans, Antiquarian and Landmarks Society (president 1936-1940), Suffield Grange. Clubs: Mason, Hartford.

Connections

Married Bertha Eloise Pinney, October 28, 1927. Children: Carolyn Hatheway, Elizabeth Wells, Dorcas Terry.

father:
Hugh M. Alcorn

mother:
Cora Terry (Wells) Alcorn

spouse:
Bertha Eloise Pinney

children:
Carolyn Hatheway Alcorn

Elizabeth Wells Alcorn

Dorcas Terry Alcorn