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Few politicians in American history have been as controversial or lucky as Morgan Gardner Bulkeley (1832-1922). The longtime president of Aetna Life and mayor of Hartford served two terms as governor of Connecticut without really being elected: He first took office after losing the popular vote, but being elected by the Republican controlled legislature. He continued in office after a disputed gubernatorial vote left the result uncertain. (In that election, he had not even been a candidate!) This biography describes the multiple careers of the only governor who is also a member of baseball's Hall of Fame. An absorbing read for history buffs. Editor's recommendation.