World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Hiram A. Tuttle

Article Id: WHEBN0002884286
Reproduction Date:

Title: Hiram A. Tuttle  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: David H. Goodell, Governors of New Hampshire, John Butler Smith, Tuttle (surname), Meldrim Thomson, Jr.
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Hiram A. Tuttle

For the Olympic horseman, see Hiram Tuttle (equestrian)
Hiram A. Tuttle
43rd Governor of New Hampshire
In office
January 8, 1891 – January 5, 1893
Preceded by David H. Goodell
Succeeded by John B. Smith
Member of the
Executive Council of New Hampshire
In office
1879[1] – 1881[1]
Member of the
New Hampshire House of Representatives
In office
1873[1] – 1874[1]
Personal details
Born Hiram Americus Turtle
October 16, 1837
Barnstead, New Hampshire
Died February 10, 1911 (aged 73)
Pittsfield, New Hampshire
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Mary C. French

Hiram Americus Tuttle (October 16, 1837 – February 10, 1911) was an American merchant and Republican politician from Pittsfield, New Hampshire who served as Governor of New Hampshire for two years.[1]

Biography

Hiram A. Tuttle was born in Barnstead, New Hampshire on October 16, 1837. His was raised in Pittsfield, New Hampshire, and educated in the local schools and at Pittsfield Academy. He then began a business career, starting as a clerk in a clothing store and becoming successful in lumber, banking, mercantile enterprises, and railroads.

A Republican, he entered politics in 1860 when he won the election for town clerk, giving the local Democratic Party its first loss in over 30 years.

Tuttle served in the House of Representatives (1873-1874). From 1875 to 1877 he served on the military staff of Governor Person Colby Cheney with the rank of Colonel. Tuttle was a member of the Governor's Council from 1878 to 1881. In 1888 he was a Delegate to the Republican National Convention. In 1888 he was also a candidate for Governor, but lost the Republican nomination to David H. Goodell.

In 1890 he was the Republican nominee for Governor. In a three-way race that included a candidate of the Prohibition Party, Tuttle finished first. The Democratic nominee, Charles H. Amsden finished second, but Tuttle did not have a majority, which meant the election had to be decided by the New Hampshire General Court. The legislature chose Tuttle, and he served a two year term, 1891 to 1893.[1] During his term the state library in Concord was established, he laid the cornerstone of the main building at the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts, and he represented the state at the dedication of the Bennington Battle Monument.

After leaving the governorship Tuttle returned to his business interests. He died in Pittsfield on February 10, 1911 and was buried at Floral Park Cemetery in Pittsfield.

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f Brown, L.B. (1891), Biographical Sketches of the Governor, Councillors and Members of the Senate and House of Representatives of the N. H. Legislature, Vol. VI,  

External links

  • Tuttle at New Hampshire's Division of Historic Resources
  • Hiram A. Tuttle at Find a Grave
  • Hiram A. Tuttle at National Governors Association
Political offices
Preceded by
David H. Goodell
Governor of New Hampshire
1891–1893
Succeeded by
John B. Smith


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.