FULLER, Alvan Tufts, (1878 - 1958)


Photograph, 1929-1934, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

FULLER, Alvan Tufts, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Boston, Mass., February 27, 1878; attended the public schools; engaged in the bicycle business in 1896; founder and owner of the Packard Motor Car Co. of Boston; member of the State house of representatives in 1915; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1916; elected as an Independent Republican to the Sixty-fifth Congress and reelected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth Congress and served from March 4, 1917, to January 5, 1921; Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts 1921-1924; elected Governor of Massachusetts in 1924 and assumed his duties January 7, 1925; reelected in 1926 for the term expiring January 1, 1929; chairman of the board of Cadillac-Oldsmobile Co., of Boston; did not accept compensation for services while in public office; died in Boston, Mass., April 30, 1958; remains were cremated and interred in East Cemetery, Rye Beach, N.H.