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Marcus H. Holcomb

 
Portrait of Former House Speaker, Marcus H. Holcomb (1844-1932)

Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives 1905

Born in 1844 at New Hartford, Connecticut 

Democrat, Republican

1907-1910 Connecticut Attorney General

1915-1921 Governor

Died in 1932 at Southington, Connecticut


Born on a farm, Marcus Holcomb would study law and became a lawyer in 1871. In addition to his service as Speaker of the House, Holcomb had a distinguished career as a judge of probate and judge on the States Superior Court. During his tenure of public service, Holcomb proposed that teachers be given retirement benefits and was a strong advocate of health insurance. Following his term as Speaker, Holcomb became president of Southington Savings Bank.

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