George H. Utter, Governor

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George Herbert Utter

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Plainfield, Union County, New Jersey, USA
Death: Died in Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
Cause of death: Liver Cancer
Place of Burial: River Bend Cemetery, Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Elder George Benjamin Utter and Mary Starr Utter
Husband of Elizabeth Lovina Utter
Father of George Benjamin Utter; Dr Henry Edwin Utter; Mary Starr Maxson and Wilfred Brown Utter

Occupation: 49th Governor of Rhode Island
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About George H. Utter, Governor

George Herbert Utter (July 24, 1854 – November 3, 1912) was a U.S. Representative from Rhode Island and the 49th Governor of Rhode Island.


Born in Plainfield, New Jersey, Utter moved with his parents to Westerly, Rhode Island in 1861. He attended the public schools of Westerly and Alfred (New York) Academy. He graduated from Amherst College, Massachusetts in 1877. He was engaged as a printer and publisher of the Westerly Sun before serving as a personal aide on the staff of Governor Augustus O. Bourn 1883–1885. He served as member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives 1885–1889, serving as speaker the last year.


Utter served in the Rhode Island Senate (1889–1891), as Secretary of State of Rhode Island (1891–1894), and as Lieutenant Governor (1904) and Governor (1905–06) of Rhode Island.


Utter was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-second Congress and served from March 4, 1911, until his death from liver cancer in Westerly, Rhode Island, November 3, 1912. At the time of his death, Utter was running for re-election to Congress.


He was interred in Riverbend Cemetery.

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George H. Utter, Governor's Timeline

1854
July 24, 1854
Plainfield, Union County, New Jersey, USA
1881
April 11, 1881
Age 26
Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
1883
April 9, 1883
Age 28
1890
February 21, 1890
Age 35
Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
1894
September 13, 1894
Age 40
Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
1912
November 3, 1912
Age 58
Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
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River Bend Cemetery, Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA