Chester Bliss Bowles (1901-1986) —
also known as Chester Bowles —
of Essex, Middlesex
Born in Springfield, Hampden
County, Mass., April 5,
business; candidate for Presidential Elector for Connecticut;
delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1948,
of Connecticut, 1949-51; U.S. Ambassador to India, 1951-53, 1963-69; Nepal, 1951-53; , 1961-63; U.S.
Representative from Connecticut 2nd District, 1959-61; author.
Member, Urban League; Grange;
for Democratic Action; Council on
Died in Essex, Middlesex
County, Conn., May 25,
1986 (age 85 years, 50
Interment at River
View Cemetery, Essex, Conn.
Ella Tambussi Grasso (1919-1981) —
also known as Ella T. Grasso; Ella Rose
of Windsor Locks, Hartford
Born in Windsor Locks, Hartford
County, Conn., May 10,
Democrat. Member of Connecticut
state house of representatives, 1953-57; member of Democratic
National Committee from Connecticut, 1956-58; delegate to
Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1956
co-chair, Resolutions and Platform Committee, co-chair, 1964,
of state of Connecticut, 1959-71; delegate
to Connecticut state constitutional convention 6th District,
Representative from Connecticut 6th District, 1971-75; Governor of
Connecticut, 1975-80; resigned 1980.
ancestry. Member, Urban League; American
Association of University Women; League of Women
Awarded the Presidential
Medal of Freedom posthumously in 1981; inducted, National
Women's Hall of Fame, 1993.
Died in Hartford, Hartford
County, Conn., February
5, 1981 (age 61 years, 271
Interment at St.
Mary's Cemetery, Windsor Locks, Conn.
Alvin W. Penn —
of Bridgeport, Fairfield
Democrat. Member of Connecticut
state senate 23rd District, 1993-.
ancestry. Member, Urban League; NAACP.
Still living as of 2002.
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