Greenwich community remembers former Connecticut Gov. Lowell Weicker

He served as the town's first selectman from 1964 to 1968.

Rose Shannon

Jun 28, 2023, 9:22 PM

Updated 330 days ago

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Former Connecticut Gov. Lowell P. Weicker called Greenwich home for many years.
He served as the town's first selectman from 1964 to 1968.
Friends describe Weicker as someone who enjoyed the arts and spending time with people.
They tell News 12 Weicker had a magnetic personality, which benefited him as he climbed the political ladder.
Greenwich First Selectman Fred Camillo says Weicker leaves behind an accomplishment legacy both in Connecticut and in Washington.
"Here in Greenwich, he had a career in the U.S. Senate, where he gained fame during the Watergate era, and then he had another career as governor - I mean four years can be a lifetime," Camillo says. " He ran as an independent, he may have been the first one and maybe the only one in Connecticut to run and win as an independent."
One of Weicker's sons had Down syndrome, and he is regarded as the father of the Americans with Disabilities Act.


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