Nancy J. Jacobson Caffyn (born August 21, 1934, in Middletown, Connecticut
, died May 26, 2010) was an American politician who served as the mayor of South Windsor, Connecticut
from 1977 to 1979 as the 3rd Barnstable District representative in the Massachusetts House of Representatives
from 1999 to 2001.
Caffyn grew up in East Hampton, Connecticut
. Her father, Arthur Jacobson was a member of the Connecticut Senate
. At the age of 21 she married United States Air Force cadet
Allan Caffyn. After his service the couple moved to South Windsor, Connecticut where she served as the town's mayor.
Following her divorce, Caffyn moved to her summer home in Mashpee, Massachusetts
. From 1991 to 1999 she was a member of the town's board of selectmen. In 1998, she was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, succeeding five-term incumbent Thomas Cahir
who ran for Barnstable County
Sheriff instead. In 2000, Caffyn was voted Legislator of the Year by her colleagues. After one term in the house, Caffyn decided not to run for reelection, choosing to spend more time with her family and concentrate on her health.
Caffyn died on May 26, 2010, following a thirteen-year battle with cancer.
Category:Politicians from Middletown, Connecticut
Category:Members of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
Category:Mayors of places in Connecticut
Category:People from South Windsor, Connecticut
Category:People from Mashpee, Massachusetts
Category:Yale University alumni
Category:Women state legislators in Massachusetts
Category:20th-century American politicians
Category:20th-century American women politicians
Category:Women mayors of places in Connecticut