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Urban League
Politician members in Connecticut

Chester Bowles Chester Bliss Bowles (1901-1986) — also known as Chester Bowles — of Essex, Middlesex County, Conn. Born in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., April 5, 1901. Democrat. Newspaper reporter; advertising business; candidate for Presidential Elector for Connecticut; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1948, 1956, 1960; Governor 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. Unitarian. Member, Urban League; Grange; Americans for Democratic Action; Council on Foreign Relations. Died in Essex, Middlesex County, Conn., May 25, 1986 (age 85 years, 50 days). Interment at River View Cemetery, Essex, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Allen Bowles and Nellie (Harris) Bowles; married 1934 to Dorothy Stebbins.
  Cross-reference: Douglas J. Bennet — Brandon Grove
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Chester Bowles: Ambassador's Report
  Books about Chester Bowles: Howard B. Schaffer, Chester Bowles : New Dealer in the Cold War — Richard P. Dauer, A North-South Mind in an East-West World : Chester Bowles and the Making of United States Cold War Foreign Policy, 1951-1969
  Image source: Connecticut Register and Manual 1950
  Ella Tambussi Grasso (1919-1981) — also known as Ella T. Grasso; Ella Rose Tambussi — of Windsor Locks, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Windsor Locks, Hartford County, Conn., May 10, 1919. 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 (alternate), 1960, 1968; co-chair, Resolutions and Platform Committee, co-chair, 1964, co-chair, 1968; secretary of state of Connecticut, 1959-71; delegate to Connecticut state constitutional convention 6th District, 1965; U.S. Representative from Connecticut 6th District, 1971-75; Governor of Connecticut, 1975-80; resigned 1980. Female. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Member, Urban League; American Association of University Women; League of Women Voters; Phi Beta Kappa. 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 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, Windsor Locks, Conn.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — National Women's Hall of Fame
  Alvin W. Penn — of Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn. Democrat. Member of Connecticut state senate 23rd District, 1993-. African ancestry. Member, Urban League; NAACP. Still living as of 2002.
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