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Abiram Chamberlain

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Lieutenant  Henry Roberts
Children  Albert R Chamberlain
Resigned  January 4, 1905
Spouse(s)  Charlotte E. Roberts
Succeeded by  Henry Roberts
Political party  Republican
Party  Republican Party
Preceded by  George P. McLean
Name  Abiram Chamberlain

Abiram Chamberlain
Profession  engineer, banker, politician
Role  Former Governor of Connecticut
Died  May 15, 1911, Meriden, Connecticut, United States
Alma mater  Williston Northampton School
Previous office  Governor of Connecticut (1903–1905)

Abiram Chamberlain (December 7, 1837 – May 15, 1911) was an American politician, and the 60th Governor of Connecticut from 1903 to 1905.



Chamberlain was born in Colebrook, Connecticut on December 7, 1837, son of Abiram Chamberlain and Sophronia Ruth (Burt) Chamberlain. He was a student of civil engineering at the Williston Seminary in Easthampton, Massachusetts. He was married on November 21, 1872, to Charlotte E. Roberts and they had two children. Chamberlain worked at father's engineering firm for many years.


Chamberlain entered into banking and at the age of thirty, in 1867, he was elected Cashier of the Home National Bank of Meriden and moved to that city. In 1881 he was elected president of that bank and served as president of the New Britain National Bank in 1881. He also served as vice president of the Meriden Savings Bank.

Entering into politics in the 1870s, as a member of the Meriden city council, Chamberlain also served as a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1877 to 1878, and was Connecticut's state comptroller from 1901 to 1902.

Chamberlain won the 1902 Republican gubernatorial nomination, and was elected Connecticut's 43rd governor. During his tenure, he signed legislation that sanctioned the establishment of the Connecticut State Police, and he endorsed laws that assisted workers. On January 4, 1905, Chamberlain left office and retired from public service. He returned to his various business interests in Meriden.


Chamberlain died on May 15, 1911. He is interred at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Meriden, New Haven County, Connecticut.


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