LILLEY, George Leavens

LILLEY, George Leavens
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1859–1909

Biography

LILLEY, George Leavens, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Oxford, Worcester County, Mass., August 3, 1859; attended the common schools of Oxford, the Worcester High School, and Worcester Technical Institute, Worcester, Mass.; moved to Waterbury, Conn., in 1881 and engaged in mercantile pursuits and the real estate business; served in the State house of representatives 1901-1903; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth, Fifty-ninth, and Sixtieth Congresses and served from March 4, 1903, to January 5, 1909; did not seek renomination in 1908, having become a candidate for Governor; by resolution of the House of January 20, 1909, the seat was declared to have been vacated on January 6, 1909, for the reason that incumbent had entered upon the duties of the office of Governor of Connecticut the preceding day; Governor of Connecticut from January 5, 1909, until his death in Hartford, Conn., April 21, 1909; interment in Riverside Cemetery, Waterbury, Conn.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Connecticut State Library

Hartford, CT
Papers: 1909. 3 items. Memorial book, scrapbook, and copy of his address as Governor to state legislature.

Mattatuck Museum

Waterbury, CT
Papers: 1904-1909. 4 feet (ca. 4,000 items). Includes correspondence, political and campaign material, business papers, newspaper clippings, and obituaries. Unpublished finding aid in repository.
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