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HUGH GREGG Edit Profile

Governor of New Hampshire , politician

HUGH GREGG, American Lawyer, Partner of SULLIVAN AND GREGG, specializing in the field of General Civil Practice in all Courts. Banking, Corporate, Commercial, Bankruptcy, Insurance, Real Estate, Probate and Negligence Law.

Background

Gregg, Hugh was born on November 22, 1917 in Nashua, New Hampshire, United States. Son of Harry A. and Margaret R. (Richardson) Gregg.

Education

Phillips Exeter Academy. Yale University (Bachelor of Arts, 1939). Harvard Law School (Bachelor of Laws, 1942).

Member, Jeremiah Smith Law Club. Mayor, City of Nashua, 1950-1951. Member, State of New Hampshire Government Reorganization Commission, 1949-1950.

Governor, State of New Hampshire, 1952-1954.

Career

He is the father of former U.S. Senator, former governor, and former U.S. Congressman Judd Gregg of New Hampshire. During World War II, he served as in the U.S. Army Counterintelligence Corps (1942–1946). A Republican, he was elected in 1947 as a city alderman, and was subsequently elected mayor in 1950, a term cut short because of military duty.

He served again in Army Counterintelligence (1950–1952) during the Korean War. In 1952, he was elected as governor of New Hampshire. Gregg was also a local businessman involved with the family mill-working business.

He was instrumental in setting up the Nashua Foundation, which helped the city recover from the loss of textile mills in the 1950s, by recruiting new industry, including defense electronics firms and, later, Digital Equipment Corp. In later years, Gregg was best known for his defense of New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary, as well as his contention that the Republican Party started in this state. Gregg was known for a sense of humor, reflected in a small hardback book he published, titled All I learned about politics, by Hugh Gregg.

All of its pages are blank.

Achievements

  • Bar: New Hampshire 1942, Mass 1948.

Membership

Member National Executive Reserve. Alderman-at-large, City of Nashua, 1948-1950, mayor, 1950. Board directors New England Council, 1952-1955, president, 1955-1957.

Republican national committeeman from N.H., 1988. Law commissioner N.H. Ballot, since 1992. Chairman N.H. Political Library., since 1997.

Special agent Counter Intelligence Corps, United States Army, 1942-1946, 50-52. Member Canada Kitchen Cabinet Association (board directors), Veterans of Foreign Wars, Amos Tuck Society (founder 1994).

Connections

Married Catherine M. Warner, July 24, 1940. Children: Cyrus Warner, Judd Alan.

father:
Harry A. Gregg

mother:
Margaret R. (Richardson) Gregg

spouse:
Catherine M. Warner

child:
Judd Alan Gregg

child:
Cyrus Warner Gregg