Historical records matching Lt. Gov. Gaspar G. Bacon, Sr.
About Lt. Gov. Gaspar G. Bacon, Sr.
Gaspar Griswold Bacon, Sr. (March 7, 1886 – December 25, 1947) was on the board of Harvard University, President of the Massachusetts Senate from 1929 to 1932 and the 51st Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts from 1933 to 1935.
He was born on March 7, 1886 to Robert Bacon and had a brother, Robert L. Bacon. His son was the actor Gaspar G. Bacon, Jr., better known as David Bacon. He died on Christmas, December 25, 1947.
Bacon received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University. He then went on to earn his law degree from Harvard Law School.
IIn 1912, Bacon actively campaigned for Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressive Party. He was involved in the founding of the Military School at Harvard College in 1919. He was also a lecturer on the staff of Boston University in the late 1920s.
In 1920, he was a supporter of Leonard Wood's campaign for the Republican nomination for president and was a delegate to the Republican National Convention that year. Bacon served in the Massachusetts State Senate in from 1925 to 1932. From 1933 to 1934, he was Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts.
Bacon was in American forces sent to Mexico under General Pershing in 1916. Bacon was in the Field Artillery Officers' Reserve Corps, where he served as a captain and major during World War I.
During World War II, Bacon was a Lieutenant Colonel on General George Patton's staff where he served for three years and ten months, in the G5, as the Chief of the Government Affairs Branch.
Bacon died on Christmas Day, December 25, 1947 in Dedham, Massachusetts. HIs funeral was held at St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal Church. He was buried in Walnut Hills Cemetery in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Bacon married Priscilla Tolland on July 16, 1910 in St. Thomas' Church in Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania. Bacon and his wife, were the parents of three sons. One of Bacon's sons was the actor Gaspar G. Bacon, Jr., better known as David Bacon.