Answers to Facts about Connecticut Governors



Answers to Facts about Connecticut Governors

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All in the Family
1 Jonathan Law, 1741-1750, He was married five times

2 Phineas Lounsbury, 1887-1889; George Lounsbury, 1899-1901

3 Thomas H. Seymour, 1850-1853; John S. Peters, 1831-1833; Simeon E. Baldwin, 1911-1915

4 Joseph Talcott, 1724-1741. He was born in Hartford in 1669

5 Roger Wolcott, 1750-1754. He had 16 children!

6 Fitz-John Winthrop, 1698-1707, son of John Winthrop, 1657, 1659-1676

Oliver Wolcott, Jr., 1817-1827, son of Oliver Wolcott, 1796-1797, who was also the son of a Connecticut governor, Roger Wolcott, 1750-1754!

Jonathan Trumbull, Jr., 1797-1809, son of Jonathan Trumbull, 1769-1784

Roger Griswold, 1811-1812, son of Matthew Griswold, 1784-1786

Simeon E. Baldwin, 1911-1915, son of Roger Sherman Baldwin, 1844-1846

7 Chester Bowles, 1949-1951. He was born April 5, 1901

8 John Webster, 1656

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Historical Facts
9 Samuel Huntington, 1786-1796. He was President of the Continental Congress at the time the Articles of Confederation were ratified, so some can say he was our first President!

10 Jonathan Trumbull, 1769-1787

11 Roger Sherman Baldwin, 1844-1846

12 John D. Lodge, 1951-1955

13 Abraham Ribicoff, 1955-1961

14 Robert Treat, 1683-1698

15 Raymond E. Baldwin, 1939-1941

16 John Haynes, 1639, 1641, 1643, 1645, 1647, 1649, 1653. He was Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1635

17 Robert Treat, 1683-1698. He founded Newark

18 Robert A. Hurley, 1941-1942

19 Isaac Toucey, 1846-1847, and Thomas H. Seymour, 1850-1853. Their portraits were removed during the Civil War because the public erroneously interpreted their states’ rights stance as Pro-Southern!

20 Robert Treat, 1683-1698. He presided over a witchcraft trial in 1692

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Military
21 Jonathan Trumbull, 1769-1787; William A. Buckingham, 1858-1866; Marcus H. Holcomb, 1915-1921

22 Joseph R. Hawley, 1866-1867

23 Jonathan Trumbull, Jr., 1797-1809

24 John S. Peters, 1831-1833

25 Isaac Toucey, 1846-1847. He served as US Secretary of the Navy from 1857-1860

26 Thomas H. Seymour, 1850-1853. During the war with Mexico, Seymour won distinction for his role in the battle of Chapultepec and was later promoted to brevet colonel

27 Oliver Wolcott, 1796-1797

28 William A. O’Neill, 1980-1991

29 Thomas M. Waller, 1883-1885

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While in Office
30 Hiram Bingham, January 7, 1925. He served one day

31 Wilbur Cross, 1931-1939. He served during both the 1936 Flood and the 1938 Hurricane

32 Everett J. Lake, 1921-1923

33 Raymond E. Baldwin, 1939-1941

34 Henry B. Harrison, 1885-1887

35 Charles B. Andrews, 1879-188.

36 Charles R. Ingersoll, 1873-1877

37 Marshall Jewell, 1869-1870, 1871-1873

38 William A. Buckingham, 1858-1866

39 John Winthrop, Jr., 1657, 1659-1676. He was governor for a total of 18 years!

40 Fitz-John Winthrop, 1698-1707

41 James E. English, 1867-1869, 1870-1871

42 Everett J. Lake, 1921-1923

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Miscellaneous
43 Jonathan Trumbull, 1769-1787

44 Morgan G. Bulkeley, 1889-1893

45 John D. Lodge, 1951-1955

46 Gurdon Saltonstall, 1708-1724. Lake Saltonstall on the East Haven and Branford border

47 Griswold, named after Roger Griswold, 1811-1812

Seymour, named after Thomas H. Seymour, 1850-1853

Trumbull, named after Jonathan Trumbull, Jr., 1787-1809

Wolcott, named after Oliver Wolcott, 1796-1797

Huntington, named after Samuel Huntington, 1786-1796. However, the name of the town was changed in 1919 to Shelton!

48 Luzon B. Morris, 1893-1895

49 Richard D. Hubbard, 1877-1879. Other governors are represented inside the Capitol and a statue of Ella T. Grasso is located in a niche on the Capitol building

50 Wilbert Snow, 1946-1947

51 George A. McLean, 1901-1903. McLean Nature Preserve in Granby

52 Wilbur A. Cross, 1931-1939. Thanksgiving Proclamation

53 Phineas C. Lounsbury, 1887-1889. He built Echo Camp as a summer retreat for his family in 1883

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