Eben Sumner Draper

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Eben (sometimes incorrectly Ebenezer) Sumner Draper (June 17, 1858 – April 9, 1914) was an American businessman and politician from Massachusetts. He was for many years a leading figure in what later became the Draper Corporation, the dominant manufacturer of cotton textile process machinery in the world during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He served as the 44th Governor of Massachusetts from 1909 to 1911.

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Eben Sumner Draper
Photo c. 1914
44th Governor of Massachusetts
In office
January 7, 1909  January 5, 1911
LieutenantLouis A. Frothingham
Preceded byCurtis Guild Jr.
Succeeded byEugene Foss
40th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
In office
January 4, 1906  January 7, 1909
GovernorCurtis Guild Jr.
Preceded byCurtis Guild Jr.
Succeeded byLouis A. Frothingham
Chairperson of the Massachusetts Republican Party
In office
Preceded byGeorge H. Lyman
Succeeded byA. H. Goetting
In office
Preceded byJoseph Burdett
Succeeded bySamuel Winslow
Personal details
Born(1858-06-17)June 17, 1858
Hopedale, Massachusetts
DiedApril 9, 1914(1914-04-09) (aged 55)
Greenville, South Carolina
Political partyRepublican
SpouseNannie Bristow

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