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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Senator James R. Mead Unanimously Renominated (1916)

Source: Greenwich News and Graphic. Friday, October 13, 1916. Page 1

The Republican Senatorial convention for the twenty-seventh district was held at Town Hall on Tuesday, and Senator James R. Mead, of Greenwich, was unanimously renominated as a candidate for the office. The name of Judge Mead was placed in nomination by Judge Charles Cameron who reviewed the record of the nominee and urged his denomination as an able and trustworthy representative of the district.

A.A. Steele of Stamford was chosen chairman of the convention. Attorney David Brelley, from Stamford, seconded the nomination of Judge Mead. There was no other candidate.

When the convention was over the delegates assembled at the Indian Harbor Yacht Club, where dinner was served.

Senator Mead is a prominent attorney of this town and was born and has always lived in Greenwich. He has been identified with the interests of Greenwich for many years, having served as town clerk for seventeen years. He was a member of the General Assembly in 1903, being chairman of the insurance committee and also a member of the once famous committee appointed to divide the congressional and senatorial districts. Mr. Mead was judge of the Borough Court from 1899 to 1901; assistant prosecuting attorney for about ten years; warden of the borough for two terms, member of the board of burgesses for ten years, and is the present judge of the Borough Court. Aside from the political honors bestowed upon Judge Mead, he is president of the Putnam Cemetery Association, vice-president of the New C____ Water Company, and was vice-president of the Mianus Manufacturing Company for many years. Being a large real estate owner in Greenwich, Mr. Mead has always been deeply interested in the welfare of the town and ____  highly honored and respected by all who know him. Two years ago he was elected senator from this senatorial district, and his work during the last session of the General Assembly was highly satisfactory to his constituency. The NEWS AND GRAPHIC predicts that Senator Mead will be re-elected  to represent this district by a larger majority than he received two years ago. 

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