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Encyclopedia > Morgan G. Bulkeley

Morgan Gardner Bulkeley (December 26, 1837 - November 6, 1922) was an American business and sports executive and politician who served as the first president of Major League Baseball's National League, and later served as a governor of Connecticut and a U.S. Senator. December 26 is the 360th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, 361st in leap years. ... 1837 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... November 6 is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 55 days remaining. ... 1922 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... This article refers to the American baseball league. ... The following is a list of Governors of the State of Connecticut, from the Colonial period through present day. ... State nickname: The Constitution State Other U.S. States Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Governor M. Jodi Rell Official languages English Area 14,371 km² (48th)  - Land 12,559 km²  - Water 1,809 km² (12. ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ...


Bulkeley was born in East Haddam, Connecticut. His father founded the Aetna Insurance Company; Morgan later served on its board of directors and became its president. Bulkeley volunteered as a private for the Union Army in the Civil War. From 1880-1888 he was mayor of Hartford, and in 1888 he became governor of Connecticut, a post he held until 1892 despite the fact that he was not re-elected in 1890. He became known as the "Crow-Bar Governor", because when the 1890 election did not result in a clear winner, Bulkeley exploited a forgotten clause in the state constition that permitted him to stay in office. Bulkeley later served one term in the U.S. Senate from 1905 to 1911. He was also one of the seven members of the Mills Commission formed by Albert Spalding, the group that gave credence to the myth that Abner Doubleday invented baseball. East Haddam is a town located in Middlesex County, Connecticut. ... Aetna (Aetna Inc. ... The Union Army refers to the United States Army during the American Civil War. ... The American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 until 1865 between the United States – forces coming mostly from the 23 northern states of the Union – and the newly-formed Confederate States of America, which consisted of 11 southern states that had declared their secession. ... 1880 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1888 is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... A mayor (from the Latin maīor, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... 1892 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1890 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1905 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1911 is a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... Al Spaldings sporting goods company made a lasting impact on baseball. ... Abner Doubleday (June 26, 1819_January 26, 1893), as an officer in the Union army, commanded the firing of the Norths first shots in defense of Fort Sumter, S.C., the opening battle of the American Civil War in 1861. ... Baseball is a team sport, in which a fist-sized ball is thrown by a defensive player called a pitcher and hit by an offensive player called a batter with a round, smooth stick called a bat. ...


Bulkeley died in Hartford at age 84. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in North America, the display of baseball-related... See previous election: 1936 and next election: 1938 The 1937 process of selecting inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame was markedly different from the initial elections the previous year. ...


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Preceded by:
Phineas C. Lounsbury
Governor of Connecticut
1889 - 1893
Succeeded by:
Luzon B. Morris


The following is a list of Governors of the State of Connecticut, from the Colonial period through present day. ...

Preceded by:
League established
National League president
1876
Succeeded by:
William Hulbert


This article refers to the American baseball league. ... Categories: Stub | 1832 births | 1882 deaths | Baseball Hall of Fame | Baseball executives ...


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Connecticut's Heritage Gateway (840 words)
Morgan G. Bulkeley, descendant of the Reverend Gershom Bulkeley (1636-1713), was one of the most influential business, civic, and political figures in Connecticut life in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Bulkeley's father, Judge Eliphalet Adams Bulkeley (1803-1872), was president of the Aetna Life Insurance Company, a judge of the Hartford Police Court, a commissioner of the Connecticut School Fund, and one of the founders of the Republican party in Connecticut.
Bulkeley became known as Connecticut's "Crowbar Governor" when he refused to acknowledge the victory of the Democratic gubernatorial candidate who had won a plurality of the votes in the election of 1890.
Gov. Morgan Bulkeley of CT (987 words)
GOVERNOR Bulkeley is a member of one of ConnecticutÂ’s most distinguished families, and his ancestors have taken an important part in the affairs of this commonwealth.
Peter Bulkeley was born in England in 1583 and succeeded his father in the ministry at Woodhull, hut was afterwards removed for non-conformity.
During the early seventies Bulkeley was a councilman and alderman from the fourth ward and in 1880 was elected mayor of Hartford.
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