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Before there Was Bergstein, there was Barton, Democratic State Senator, 1931-32

Prior to Alex Bergstein’s victory in the race for State Senate 36th District last November, Horace Allen Barton was the last Democrat to hold the office. Barton held the position from 1931-1932 during the Great Depression and most of the issues at the time were economic – even in Greenwich. H Allen Barton, was educated at Harvard Law School and lived for decades in Greenwich where he and wife Elizabeth raised their family. After serving as State Senator, he was appointed as counsel for the Town of Greenwich. After Bergstein defeated incumbent Republican Scott Frantz, Abby Kamen who lives in the updated and expanded house that once belonged to the Bartons, tracked down H Allen Barton’s son David Knox Barton. Continue Reading →

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