Frank B. Weeks

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Frank Bentley Weeks
Frank B. Weeks (Connecticut Governor).jpg
64th Governor of Connecticut
In office
April 21, 1909 – January 4, 1911
Preceded byGeorge L. Lilley
Succeeded bySimeon E. Baldwin
53rd Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut
In office
January 6, 1909 – April 21, 1909
GovernorGeorge L. Lilley
Preceded byGeorge L. Lilley
Succeeded byVacant
Personal details
BornJanuary 20, 1854
Brooklyn, New York
DiedOctober 2, 1935 (aged 81)
Middletown, Connecticut
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Helen Louise Hubbard
Alma materEastman Business College

Frank Bentley Weeks (January 20, 1854 – October 2, 1935) was an American politician and the 64th Governor of Connecticut.


Home of Frank Weeks decorated for "Wesleyan Taft Day" 1909

Weeks was born in Brooklyn, New York on January 20, 1854 son of Elbridge S Weeks and Mary J (Pillsbury) Weeks. He studied at the Eastman Business College and graduated in 1872. Later in 1872, Weeks became an assistant to the superintendent of the Connecticut Hospital for the Insane. He also served there as a trustee for more than 30 years. He was married on November 4, 1875, to Helen L. Hubbard.[1] He was a member of the Hartford Club, Middletown Historical Society, and the Society of Colonial Wars.


Weeks worked as director of the Middletown Mutual Assurance Company and the Middletown Savings Bank. He established the Middletown Board of Trade. From 1880 to 1895 he was a partner in Coles and Weeks, a grain milling business.

Weeks was elected 53rd Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut in November 1908. When George Lilley, who was the Governor of Connecticut at the time, died on April 21, 1909, Weeks assumed the duties of the governorship. During his term, he followed former Governor's economic policies in an attempt to reduce taxes. The population of the state of Connecticut grew rapidly with a heavy influx of immigrants and growth in urban areas. Weeks regulated the budget and also resisted monopolies in support of industry regulations. After finishing Governor Lilley's term, he left office on January 4, 1911, and returned to his business activities. He was a delegate to the 1912 Republican National Convention. He was also a trustee of Wesleyan University. He was a charter member of the Middletown Historical Society, and a member of the Society of Colonial Wars and the Hartford Club.[2]


Weeks died on October 2, 1935 and is interred at Indian Hill Cemetery, Middletown, Connecticut.[3]


  1. ^ "Frank B. Weeks". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 13 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Frank B. Weeks". National Governors Association. Retrieved 13 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Frank Bentley Weeks". Retrieved 12 July 2019.

Further reading[edit]

  • Sobel, Robert and John Raimo. Biographical Directory of the Governors of the United States, 1789-1978. Greenwood Press, 1988. ISBN 0-313-28093-2

External links[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
George L. Lilley
Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut
Succeeded by
Simeon E. Baldwin
Preceded by
George L. Lilley
Governor of Connecticut
Succeeded by
Simeon Eben Baldwin