John Gilbert Winant
Order of Merit
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(February 23, 1889-November 3, 1947) was an American
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politician with the Republican
Republican Party (United States)
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party after a brief career as a teacher in Concord, New Hampshire
Concord, New Hampshire
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. Born in New York City
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, Winant held positions in New Hampshire
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, national, and international politics. He was the first man to serve more than a single two-year term as Governor of New Hampshire
Governor of New Hampshire
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, winning election three times. Winant also served as US Ambassador to the United Kingdom
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during most of World War II
World War II
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Winant attended St. Paul's School
St. Paul's School (Concord, New Hampshire)
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in Concord as well as Princeton University
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