LORDSHIP POLITICS

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September 11, 1915: STRATFORD GREETS NEW ORGANIZATION OF POLITICAL AIMS: At a meeting attended by more than a score of citizens and taxpayers of Lordship Manor in the town of Stratford last evening, an organization to be known as the Lordship Political Association was formed. The officers elected were as follows: President, J.E. Phelan; vice-president, Merle Cowles; secretary, Edward Wilson; treasurer, Joseph Reynolds. Twenty-one signed the membership roll, the majority of whom are or will be voters in the town of Stratford before the coming election. The organization will be independent, but will it is expected, build up a voting power that will be a strong factor in the affairs of Stratford in general and the welfare of Lordship Manor in particular. It will not supersede, nor in any way conflict with the aims and endeavors of the Lordship Proprietors Association of the Lordship Improvement Association, but will cooperate with and back up the work of these bodies with the added weight and prestige that a vote controlling organization can bring to bear. The next meeting will be held in the Casino on Wednesday, the 15th by which time the membership will be considerably increase.

May 28, 1964 - Moved by the tragic death of President Kennedy last November, Bridgeport painter, George Mihai saw in the Stratford Point Lighthouse an artistic symbol to the memory of that young and courageous leader. As he walked the rocks off Stratford Point last Thanksgiving, the scene of the lighthouse under a grey fall sky with its flag at half-mast struck the artist with a full realization of the loss created by the Presidents death. He began to paint. Now six months to the day after that saddest of Thanksgivings, Mihai has presented the Lighthouse Keeper, Coast Guard Engineman 1st Class Richard Fox, with a print of the painting. Entitled: Eternal Light, the painting which commemorates the late President has now been copied and prints of it are being produced. One of these prints was sent to Attorney General Robert Kennedy by Mihai who received a letter of appreciation for his tribute to the President. Engineman Fox who received the copy of Eternal Light has been station at the 144 year old Lighthouse since November 1, 1963 when former keeper Daniel McCoart retired. McCoart who had a total of 46 years in the lighthouse service served at the Stratford Point Lighthouse for 18 of those years. His service here amounts to two and one half years more than the total time present keeper Fox has spent in the Coast Guard.

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Nixon 1960

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VP Nixon 1960

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Tenth District 1959

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Kennedy 1964

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