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.
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.