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Wilbur L. Cross

AKA Wilbur Lucius Cross

Born: 10-Apr-1862
Birthplace: Mansfield, CT
Died: 5-Oct-1948
Location of death: New Haven, CT
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, CT

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician, Educator
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Connecticut, 1931-39

Father: Samuel Cross
Mother: Harriet M. Gurley
Wife: Helen Baldwin Avery (m. 17-Jul-1889, d. 19-Jan-1928, three sons, one daughter)
Son: Wilbur, Jr.
Son: Avery
Daughter: Elizabeth
Son: Arthur

    High School: Natchaug High School, Willimantic, CT
    University: BA, Yale University (1885)
    University: PhD English Literature, Yale University (1889)
    Professor: English, Yale University
    Administrator: Dean, Yale Graduate School (1916-30)

    Governor of Connecticut (1931-39)

Author of books:
Life and Times of Laurence Sterne (1909, biography)
The History of Henry Fielding (1918, biography)


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