Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I36273
  • Name: Morgan Gardner BULKELEY
  • RELA: 6th cousin 5x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 26 DEC 1837 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT
  • Occupation: BET 1879 AND 1922 President of Aetna Life Insurance Co.
  • Event: Elected Mayor of Hartford, CT BET 1880 AND 1888
  • Event: Elected BET 1889 AND 1893 Governor of Connecticut
  • Event: Elected BET 4 MAR 1905 AND 3 MAR 1911 United States Senator from Connecticut
  • Death: 6 NOV 1922 in Hartford, Hartford Co., CT
  • Title: Gov.
  • Event: Pic Hon. Morgan G. Bulkeley
  • Event: Military service 13th NY Vol., Union Army
  • Event: Sound
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    BULKELEY, Morgan Gardner, (cousin of Edwin Denison Morgan), a Senator from Connecticut; born in East Haddam, Middlesex County, Conn., December 26, 1837; attended the district schools; moved with his parents to Hartford, Conn., in 1846; engaged in mercantile pursuits in Brooklyn, N.Y. 1852-1872; member of the Republican general committee of Kings County; during the Civil War enlisted in the Thirteenth Regiment, New York National Guard, and served at Baltimore and at Suffolk, Va.; returned to Hartford, Conn., in 1872; engaged in the life insurance business and served as president of the Aetna Life Insurance Co.; served in the Hartford city council in 1874; member of the board of aldermen in 1875 and 1876; first president of the National League of Professional Baseball Clubs in 1876; mayor of Hartford 1880-1888; Governor of Connecticut 1889-1893; elected commander of the Department of Connecticut, Grand Army of the Republic, in 1903; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1905, to March 3, 1911; unsuccessful candidate for reelection; chairman, Committee to Examine Branches of the Civil Service (Fifty-ninth Congress), Committee on Railroads (Sixtieth and Sixty-first Congresses); resumed his former business pursuits; died in Hartford, Conn., on November 6, 1922; interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Eliphalet Adams BULKELEY b: 20 JUN 1803 in Colchester, New London Co., CT
    Mother: Lydia Smith MORGAN b: 1807 in Bozrah, New London Co., CT

    Marriage 1 Fannie
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