1894: Gov. Coffin’s Staff Selected

All But Four of the Officers Already Chosen and Notified.

Middletown, Conn., Dec. 4.–Governor-elect Coffin has practically decided on the personnel of his staff, and the official announcement will be made at the end of this week.

Charles F. Graham, of Middletown, Adjutant General under Gov. Bulkeley, who resigned because of the First Regiment Rink fight, is to be Chief of Staff. Col. Joseph L. Elliott of Middletown, Assistant Adjutant General under Gov. Bulkeley, has been offered the reappointment, and will in all probability accept. Capt. W. E. Disbrow of Bridgeport is to be Quartermaster General; Dr. George Austin Bowen of Woodstock, Surgeon General; Major J. H. Jarman of Hartford, Paymaster General; Capt. W. C. Cheney of Hartford and Lieut. John W. Lowe of New-Haven, Aides de Camp.

There has been some hitch, and, consequently, there are two or three places not yet settled. The Judge Advocate General is to come from Windham County, and the Commissary is yet to be decided upon, as well as two more Aides.

From the New York Times (New York, New York), Wednesday, December 5, 1894.

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