David Harvey Goodell
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42nd Governor of New Hampshire
In office
June 6, 1889 – January 8, 1891
Preceded byCharles H. Sawyer
Succeeded byHiram A. Tuttle
Member of the
New Hampshire
Governor's Council
In office
1882–1882
Member of the
New Hampshire House of Representatives
from Antrim
In office
1876–1878
Personal details
BornMay 6, 1834
Hillsborough, New Hampshire
DiedJanuary 22, 1915 (aged 80)
Antrim, New Hampshire
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Hannah Jane Plummer (1835-1911)
ChildrenDura Dana Goodell (1858-1936);
Richard Carter Goodell (1868-1942)[1]
ProfessionAmerican Inventor, Entrepreneur and Politician[2]

David Harvey Goodell (May 6, 1834 – January 22, 1915) was an American inventor, manufacturer, and Republican politician from Antrim, New Hampshire.

Goodell was the son of Jesse Raymond Goodell (1807–1886) and Olive Atwood (Wright) Goodell (1807–1877).[3]

Family life

Goodell married Hannah Jane Plummer (1835–1911) of Goffstown, New Hampshire on September 1, 1857.[4] They had two sons Dura Dana Goodell (1858–1936) and Richard Carter Goodell (1868–1942).[5]

Business career

In 1875 Goodell began and operated the Goodell company in Antrim.[6] His company made knives and a collection of various cutting devices including apple peelers. His company was the largest employer with several mills spanning Great Brook.

Political career

From 1876 to 1878 Goodell represented Antrim in the New Hampshire House of Representatives, and was member of the Governor's Council in 1882. In November 1888 he was elected as the Governor.[7]

Goodell died in 1915 in Antrim.

Notes

  1. ^ Biographical Review Vol. XXIII Containing Life Sketches of Leading Citizens of Cheshire and Hillsboro Counties New Hampshire. Boston: Biographical Review Publishing Company. 1897. pp. 163–164.
  2. ^ Biographical Review Vol. XXIII Containing Life Sketches of Leading Citizens of Cheshire and Hillsboro Counties New Hampshire. Boston: Biographical Review Publishing Company. 1897. pp. 163–164.
  3. ^ Biographical Review Vol. XXIII Containing Life Sketches of Leading Citizens of Cheshire and Hillsboro Counties New Hampshire. Boston: Biographical Review Publishing Company. 1897. pp. 163–164.
  4. ^ Metcalf, Henry Harrison (June 1902). "Antrim: A Typical New Hampshire Town". The Granite Monthly. Concord: New Hampshire: Granite Monthly Company. p. 356.
  5. ^ Metcalf, Henry Harrison (June 1902). "Antrim: A Typical New Hampshire Town". The Granite Monthly. Concord: New Hampshire: Granite Monthly Company. p. 360.
  6. ^ Metcalf, Henry Harrison (June 1902). "Antrim: A Typical New Hampshire Town". The Granite Monthly. Concord: New Hampshire: Granite Monthly Company. p. 355.
  7. ^ Metcalf, Henry Harrison (June 1902). "Antrim: A Typical New Hampshire Town". The Granite Monthly. Concord: New Hampshire: Granite Monthly Company. p. 359.
Party political offices Preceded byCharles H. Sawyer Republican nominee for Governor of New Hampshire 1888 Succeeded byHiram A. Tuttle Political offices Preceded byCharles H. Sawyer Governor of New Hampshire 1889–1891 Succeeded byHiram A. Tuttle