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George H. Utter

George H. Utter

(1854-1912) ~ Inducted 1969

George Herbert Utter, 1854-1912, established the Westerly Sun, which celebrated its 75th anniversary in August 1969. It publishes the only Sunday afternoon paper in the United States - a custom which stems from the fact that he was a deacon in the Pawcatuck Seventh Day Baptist Church.

He served Rhode Island in the General Assembly, was Speaker of the House of Representatives, Secretary of State, Lieutenant Governor and Governor. He died in office while serving as Representative from the Second District of Rhode Island in the U.S. Congress.

George H. Utter. From the Harris & Ewing collection at the Library of Congress


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