Dorothy C. Goodwin (1914-2007)
Five-term Democratic state representative (Inducted 1994)
Dorothy Goodwin was a public servant and an educator. Joining the Bureau of Indian Affairs as an intern in 1937, she was later hired by the Interior Department and sent to India during World War II. After the war, Goodwin served the U.S. Foreign Agriculture Organization in Japan. In 1957, she received the University of Connecticut’s first Ph.D. in agricultural economics and began teaching economics at the University until 1965. She then became Director of Institutional Research and Assistant Provost. She retired in 1974. She served five terms in the state’s General Assembly, where she represented the towns of Storrs and Mansfield from 1975 to 1985. The residence is located at 447 Browns Road in Mansfield.
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