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Phineas Chapman Lounsbury

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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.

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.

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.

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