Gaspar Griswold Bacon
|51st Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts|
|Governor||Joseph B. Ely|
|Preceded by||William S. Youngman|
|Succeeded by||Joseph L. Hurley|
|President of the Massachusetts Senate|
|Preceded by||Wellington Wells|
|Succeeded by||Erland F. Fish|
|Member of the|
from the 6th Suffolk district
|Born||March 7, 1886|
Jamaica Plain, Boston
|Died||December 25, 1947 (aged 61)|
|Children||Gaspar G. Bacon, Jr.|
|Relatives||Robert Low Bacon, brother|
|Residence||222 Prince Street, Boston (Jamaica Plain), Massachusetts|
Gaspar Griswold Bacon, Sr. (March 7, 1886 – December 25, 1947) served on the board of overseers of Harvard University, as the President of the Massachusetts Senate from 1929 to 1932 and as the 51st lieutenant governor of Massachusetts from 1933 to 1935.
In 1912, Bacon actively campaigned for Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressive Party. He was involved in the founding of the Military School at Harvard College in 1919. He was also a lecturer on the staff of Boston University in the late 1920s.
In 1920, he was a supporter of Leonard Wood's campaign for the Republican nomination for president and was a delegate to the Republican National Convention that year. Bacon served in the Massachusetts State Senate in from 1925 to 1932. From 1933 to 1934, he was Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts.
In 1934, Bacon was the Republican nominee for Massachusetts Governor. An opponent of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal, Bacon was defeated by Boston Mayor James Michael Curley.
Bacon died on Christmas Day, December 25, 1947, in Dedham, Massachusetts. His funeral was held at St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal Church. He was buried in Walnut Hills Cemetery in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Bacon married Priscilla Toland on July 16, 1910, in St. Thomas' Church in Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania. Bacon and his wife were the parents of three sons. One of Bacon's sons was the actor Gaspar G. Bacon, Jr., better known as David Bacon.
- 1925–1926 Massachusetts legislature
- 1927–1928 Massachusetts legislature
- 1929–1930 Massachusetts legislature
- 1931–1932 Massachusetts legislature
- Bacon, Gaspar G. The Constitution of the United States in Some of Its Fundamental Aspects. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1928. OCLC 1201082
- Bacon, Gaspar G. The Founding of the Town of Barnstable, Commonwealth of Massachusetts: 1639–1939, Tercentenary Address. Barnstable, MA: [publisher not identified], 1939. OCLC 828629383
- Bacon, Gaspar G. Political Parties in the United States: Empty Bottles or Flowing Streams. Boston, Mass. : [publisher not identified], 1940. OCLC 958275937
- Bacon, Gaspar G., and Wendell Dearborn Howie. One by One. Cambridge, Massachusetts: [Harvard University Print. Office], 1943. OCLC 1446768
- Howard, Richard T. (1931), Public Officials of Massachusetts (1931–1932), Boston, MA: The Boston Review, p. 38.
- Howard, Richard T. (1933), Public Officials of Massachusetts (1933–1934), Boston, MA: The Boston Review, p. 22.
- Howard, Richard T. (1933), Public Officials of Massachusetts (1933–1934), Boston, MA: The Boston Review, p. 23.
- Parkman Dexter Howe (1947). "Gaspar Griswold Bacon". Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Third Series. 69. JSTOR 25080427.
- "Jamaica Plain Historical Society – 'People' Editor – – Gaspar Griswold Bacon".
- Marquis Who's Who, Inc. Who Was Who in American History, the Military. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, 1975. P. 22 ISBN 0837932017 OCLC 657162692
- Lyons, Louis M. (June 11, 1945), The Germans in This City Look Pretty Peaked to Me, Boston, Massachusetts: The Boston Globe, retrieved October 19, 2015
- "Gaspar G. Bacon Funeral. Massachusetts Officials and Educators Attend Service". New York Times. United Press. December 28, 1947.
- Lichtblau, Eric (July 17, 1910). "Gaspar Bacon Weds. Ambassador's Son Married to Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.D. Toland" (PDF). The New York Times. p. 9. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
- "Gaspar Bacon Jr. Will Lead the Cast of the Hasty Pudding Club in Philadelphia". New York Times. February 28, 1937.
- "D.G. Bacon Is Slain As In Movie Roles. Identity Of The Killer, Reported With Him In Car, And Motive Mystify Los Angeles Police". New York Times. September 14, 1943.