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Governor Hiram Americus Tuttle

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Office Dates:  Jan 08, 1891 - Jan 05, 1893

Born:  Oct 16, 1837

Passed:  Feb 10, 1911

Birth State:  New Hampshire

Party:  Republican

Family:  Married Mary C. French; one child


HIRAM A. TUTTLE, the fifty-second governor of New Hampshire, was born in Barnstead, New Hampshire on October 16, 1837. His education was attained in the public schools of his native state. Tuttle established a successful career as a businessman, with holdings in the lumber, banking, mercantile, and railroad industries. He first entered politics in 1860, serving as the town clerk of Pittsfield. From 1873 to 1874 he served as a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives; and from 1875 to 1877 he was an aide de staff to Governor Cheney. He also was a member of the Governor's Council from 1878 to 1881; and was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1888. Tuttle next secured the 1890 Republican gubernatorial nomination. After a close popular election, the legislature named Tuttle the legal governor. During his tenure, a new state library was established at Concord; railroad problems were addressed; and an agricultural school was initiated in Durham. After completing his term, Tuttle retired from politics. Governor Hiram A. Tuttle passed away in Pittsfield on February 10, 1911.

Sources:

Dimond Library University of New Hampshire (Milne Special Collections and Archives )

New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources

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.