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George Herbert UTTER

(1854-1912)

UTTER, George Herbert, a Representative from Rhode Island; born in Plainfield, Union County, N.J., July 24, 1854; moved with his parents to Westerly, R.I., in 1861; attended the public schools of Westerly and Alfred (N.Y.) Academy; was graduated from Amherst College, Massachusetts, in 1877; engaged as a printer and newspaper publisher in Westerly, R.I.; personal aide on the staff of Gov. A.O. Bourn 1883-1885; member of the State house of representatives 1885-1889, serving as speaker the last year; served in the State senate 1889-1891; secretary of state of Rhode Island 1891-1894; Lieutenant Governor in 1904; Governor of Rhode Island in 1905 and 1906; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-second Congress and served from March 4, 1911, until his death in Westerly, R.I., November 3, 1912; interment in Riverbend Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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