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Governor Huntley Nowell Spaulding

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Office Dates:  Jan 06, 1927 - Jan 03, 1929

Born:  Oct 30, 1869

Passed:  Nov 14, 1955

Birth State:  Massachusetts

Party:  Republican

Family:  Married Harriet Mason

HUNTLEY N. SPAULDING, the seventieth governor of New Hampshire and brother of New Hampshire Governor Rolland H. Spaulding, was born in Townsend Harbor, Massachusetts on October 30, 1869. His education was attained at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, where he graduated in 1889. He went to work in the family's fiberboard business, and eventually expanded the company with branches in New York, New Hampshire, and England. Spaulding first entered politics in 1900, serving as a delegate to the Republican National Convention. He also was chairman of the New Hampshire Food Production Committee; was the New Hampshire federal food administrator in 1917; and served as chairman of the European Relief Council. From 1921 to 1926 he presided over the State Board of Education. Spaulding next secured the Republican gubernatorial nomination, and was elected governor by a popular vote on November 2, 1926. During his tenure, state agencies were managed more efficiently; and problems resulting from a devastating flood were dealt with. After leaving the governorship, Spaulding retired from political life. He returned to his various business interests, as well as becoming involved in philanthropic work. He also presided over the board of trustees for Tufts College, Lawrence Academy, and Tilton School. In 1944 he received the University of New Hampshire's Charles Holmes Pettee Memorial Medal for his extraordinary service both locally and nationally. Governor Huntley N. Spaulding, who established the Spaulding-Potter Charitable Trusts, passed away on November 14, 1955.


New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources

The Political Graveyard

Sobel, Robert, and John Raimo, eds. Biographical Directory of the Governors of the United States, 1789-1978, Vol. 3, Westport, Conn.; Meckler Books, 1978. 4 vols.

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