AskBiography Logo   Latest News  Follow Us on Twitter  Follow Us on Google Buzz  Became Fan - Facebook  Subscribe to RSSRSS   Bookmark and Share

Hugh Gregg

Personal data
Date of birthNovember 22, 1917 , November 22, 1917
Date of deathSeptember 24, 2003 , September 24, 2003(age 0) (aged 85)
Political partyRepublican
ReligionCongregationalist
77th Governor of New Hampshire
In office1953 - 1955
Succeeded byLane Dwinell
Preceded bySherman Adams

     Home | Office Holder | Hugh Gregg



Hugh Gregg (November 22, 1917 - September 24, 2003) was governor of the U.S. state of New Hampshire from 1953 to 1955, and was the youngest person ever elected to that office. He is the father of former U.S. Senator, former governor, and former U.S. Congressman Judd Gregg of New Hampshire.

A native of Nashua, New Hampshire, Gregg attended Phillips Exeter Academy. He graduated from Yale University in 1939 and Harvard Law School in 1942, after which he returned to Nashua and started a law practice. During World War II, he served as in the U.S. Army Counterintelligence Corps (1942 1946).

A Republican, he was elected in 1947 as a city alderman, and was subsequently elected mayor in 1950, a term cut short because of military duty. He served again in Army Counterintelligence (1950 1952) during the Korean War. In 1952, he was elected as governor of New Hampshire.

Gregg was also a local businessman involved with the family mill-working business. He was instrumental in setting up the Nashua Foundation, which helped the city recover from the loss of textile mills in the 1950s, by recruiting new industry, including defense electronics firms and, later, Digital Equipment Corp..

In later years, Gregg was best known for his defense of New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary, as well as his contention that the Republican Party started in this state.

Gregg was known for a sense of humor, reflected in a small hardback book he published, titled All I learned about politics, by Hugh Gregg. All of its pages are blank.

}} Category:Governors of New Hampshire

Category:American Congregationalists

Category:Phillips Exeter Academy alumni

Category:Yale University alumni

Category:Harvard Law School alumni

Category:1917 births

Category:2003 deaths

Category:United States Army officers

de:Hugh Gregg










Warning: simplexml_load_file(http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/videos/-/Hugh/Gregg?orderby=viewCount&max-results=10) [function.simplexml-load-file]: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.0 410 Gone in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Warning: simplexml_load_file() [function.simplexml-load-file]: I/O warning : failed to load external entity "http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/videos/-/Hugh/Gregg?orderby=viewCount&max-results=10" in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Fatal error: Call to a member function children() on a non-object in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 260