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WINTHROP M. WADSWORTH, FARMINGTON: Farmer.
Mr. Wadsworth is one of the most favorably known of public officials in Hartford county. He has been a member of the general assembly through four terms, and introduced there the constitutional amendment changing the sessions of the legislature from May to January. The amendment when submitted to the people was carried by a large majority. Mr. Wadsworth also introduced the resolutions some years ago, discountenancing the back pay scheme which had been carried through the national congress. These resolutions were copied and passed by the legislatures of several of the states, and produced a marked impression on the public. For twenty-eight consecutive years Mr. Wadsworth was the first selectman of his town. He has been the president of the Dairymenís Association, and president of the Farmington Creamery Company, the first established in New England. He was a justice of the peace for a number of years, and has been prominent in town interests for fifty years. He was a Hartford county director in the State Agricultural Society, and is the president of the Farmington Savings Bank.
Mr. Wadsworth is a republican and a member of the First Congregational society. He has twice married. His first wife was Lucy A. Ward, who died in 1883. The second wife, Elizabeth F. Wadsworth, is still living. There are four sons in the family. The eldest, Adrian R. Wadsworth, remains on the farm which has been in the family for five generations. The remaining sons, Harry H. and Frank H., lawyers, and Frederick A., real estate manager, reside in Minneapolis. Mr. Wadsworth owns a farm of three hundred acres, which he has managed personally until within a short period, in addition to his extensive public duties. It has been a marked advantage to the town of Farmington, and the state at large, in fact, that so capable and honest a man has been willing to bestow so much of his time and experience to the public service.
Mr. Wadsworth was born in Farmington, November 27, 1812, and received his education in the public schools and at Farmington Academy. His long life has been one of great honor and usefulness, and for a great many years there has been no one in his community whose advice and counsel was more sought after or depended upon.
Source: Illustrated Popular Biography of Connecticut - 1891
Compiled and Published by J. A. Spalding Hartford Conn. Press of the Case, Lockwood and Brainard Company
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