John H. Light
John Henry Light
|Connecticut Attorney General|
September 15, 1910 – 1915
|Governor||Frank B. Weeks|
|Preceded by||Marcus H. Holcomb|
|Succeeded by||George E. Hinman|
|Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives|
|Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from Norwalk|
|Preceded by||Russell Frost,|
|Succeeded by||Wallace Dann,|
|Born||March 27, 1855 |
Carmel, New York
|Died||1947 (aged 91–92) |
|Resting place||Norwalk, Connecticut|
|Residence||New Canaan, Connecticut|
South Norwalk, Connecticut
|Alma mater||Chamberlain Institute and Female College|
Light was born in Carmel, New York in 1855, to Belden Light and Ann (Keenan) Light. He moved with his parents to New Canaan, Connecticut at a young age, and his first job was at a tannery, where he earned money to fund his education. He married Ida M. Lockwood on August 3, 1881.
Light graduated from Chamberlain Institute and Female College in New York (an early coeducational institution). Light was a schoolteacher while being instructed in the law. He passed the Connecticut bar examination in 1883 and commenced a practice in Light settled in South Norwalk, Connecticut, now part of Norwalk.
He served as Fairfield County Treasurer from 1899 to 1906. He also served for two terms in the Connecticut House of Representatives, from 1899 and 1901, serving as speaker in 1901. Light served as a Connecticut common pleas court judge from 1901 to 1905.
On September 15, 1910, Governor Frank B. Weeks appointed him Connecticut Attorney General to fill the unexpired term of Marcus H. Holcomb. Elected to a four-year term in November 1910, he served as Attorney General until 1915.
- John H. Light at Find a Grave
- Osborn, Norris Galpin (1 October 1906). "Men of mark in Connecticut; ideals of American life told in biographies and autobiographies of eminent living Americans". Hartford, Conn., W.R. Goodspeed – via Internet Archive.
| Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from Norwalk
1899 – 1903
| Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives
1901 – 1902
Marcus H. Holcomb
| Connecticut Attorney General
1910 – 1915
George E. Hinman