Alvan T. Fuller

Alvan Tufts Fuller ( born February 27, 1878 in Boston, Massachusetts, † April 30, 1958 ) was an American politician and from 1925 to 1929 Governor of Massachusetts. Between 1917 and 1921 he represented his state in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Early years and political rise

Alvan Fuller attended the common schools and the Burdett 's Business College in Boston. After leaving school he worked in a bicycle shop. With the increasing volume of motor vehicles Fuller was one of the most successful car dealerships in the United States. Politically, he was a member of the Republican Party. Between 1915 and 1917 he was a delegate in the House of Representatives from Massachusetts.

Congressman and Governor

Between 4 March 1917 and the January 5, 1921 Alvan Fuller represented his state as a deputy in Congress. From 1921 to 1925 he served as Deputy Governor Deputy Governor Channing H. Cox, whose successor he was elected in November 1924. Fuller took up his new post on January 6, 1925 and was able to exercise it after a re-election until 8 January 1929. During this time, the budget deficit was reduced and reformed the administration. During this time, the controversial Sacco and Vanzetti - process falls. The two defendants were sentenced to death and executed.

Further CV

After the expiration of his term Governor Fuller was chairman of the Cadillac - Oldsmobile Company. It is remarkable that he took no money due to his personal wealth for his political activities. He never cashed his paychecks. Alvan Fuller died in April 1958. Together with his wife Viola Davenport he had four children.

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