David H. Goodell

David Harvey Goodell ( born May 6, 1834 in Hillsborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire; † January 22, 1915 in Antrim, New Hampshire ) was an American politician and 1889-1891 Governor of the State of New Hampshire.

Early years and political rise

In 1841, David Goodell moved with his parents to Antrim. He attended the Academies in New Hampton, Hancock and Francestown. He then studied for a time at Brown University. For health reasons, but he broke from this study without a degree. After that, he became a successful businessman, who is also a number of practical inventions such as an apple peeler made ​​. He then founded his own company that manufactured kitchen appliances.

Politically Goodell was until 1863 a member of the Democratic Party. Then he moved over to the Republican Party, for which he was 1876-1879 Member of the House of Representatives from New Hampshire. From 1876 to 1883 he was a member of the Agriculture Committee, his state. After all, he was from 1883 to 1885 and the senior staff of the Governor to.

Governor of New Hampshire

In 1888, Goodell was chosen as the candidate of his party for governor of his state. However, the election was so close that the decision had to be made by the Legislature. The new governor took office on June 6, 1889. Goodell was a supporter of prohibition and argued for such legislation in New Hampshire. The Banking Committee of the state was a permanent institution. The governor had to deal with the problems of two railroad companies, who wanted to reduce their services. David Goodell was the last governor, who took office in June. His two-year term was shortened by six months and ended on 8 January 1891. Since then, begin and end the official office of the Governors of New Hampshire in January.

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After the end of his tenure, Goodell devoted his business interests and continued to fight for Prohibition. He died in January 1915. Governor Goodell was married twice and had a total of two children.