James Lukens McConaughy (1887 - 1948)

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About James Lukens McConaughy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_L._McConaughy

James Lukens McConaughy (October 21, 1887 - March 7, 1948) was an American politician and the 76th Governor of Connecticut.


Birth and education


McConaughy was born in New York on October 21, 1887. He completed his bachelor's degree from Yale University in 1909. He completed his master's degree from Bowdoin College in 1911. He then completed his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1913. He also completed another master's degree from Dartmouth College in 1915.


Academic career


McConaughy taught English and education at Bowdoin College from 1909 to 1915. He was a professor of education at Dartmouth College from 1918 to 1925. He also was President of Knox College and Wesleyan University from 1925 to 1943.


Politics


McConaughy was a Republican. He was the 65th Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut from 1938 to 1941. He then served in other positions. He became the Governor of Connecticut in 1947. During his term, legislation was constituted that subsidized local bonds for housing construction. Twenty million dollar were granted for school construction that benefited rural areas over larger cities. He died on March 7, 1948, aged 60, before finishing his term.

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James L. McConaughy, Governor's Timeline

1887
1887
1948
1948
Age 61