First Company Governor’s Foot Guard

First Company Governor’s Foot Guard

Agency Web page

Statutory Authority :
CGS 27-6a.

Agency History :

1771, October, established.

Published Histories/Articles :
Connecticut. Governor’s Foot Guard. Company, First. Bicentennial Anniversary : September 30 thru October 2, 1971. Hartford : The Company, [1971]
[CSL Call Number ConnDoc G748fh bi]

Fowles, Lloyd W. An Honor to the State: The Bicentennial History of the First Company, Governor’s Foot Guard, Hartford, Connecticut, 1771-1971. Hartford : Bond Press, 1971.
[CSL Call Number ConnDoc G748fh ho]

Shipman, Arthur Leffingwell, The Governor’s Guard of Connecticut : An Address on its 150th Anniversary, October 19, 1921 & The Hartford Convention, An Address, December 16, 1898. Hartford : Case Lockwood & Brainard Co., 1934. [CSL Call Number F94.5 .S56 1934]

History
at Governor’s Foot Guard, First Company web page.

Agency Documents in the State Library Collections :
Check the State Library catalog, CONSULS, under these author headings for publications by the agency available in the State Library :

Connecticut Governors Foot Guard.

Annual Reports are located in :

1876-1945, Biennial Report of the Adjutant General. [CSL Call Number ConnDoc Ad44 r]
1945-2001, Digest of Administrative Reports to the Governor, under Military Dept. [CSL Call Number ConnDoc F40 d], and 2002 -, the online version

State Archives Record Group : RG 013 (Military Dept.)

List of Commandants :

Name Years of Service
Samuel Wyllys Oct. 1771-May 1777
Jonathan Bull May 1777-May 1785
Charles Hopkins May 1785-May 1795
George Bull May 1795-May 1797
Joseph Day May 1797-May 1798
Jesse Root, Jr. May 1798-Oct. 1802
Nathaniel Terry Oct. 1802-June 3, 1813
Isaac D. Bull June 3, 1813-June 8, 1816
Richard E. Goodwin June 8, 1816-May 13, 1819
James M. Goodwin May 13, 1819-May 16, 1823
Lynde Olmsted May 22, 1823-Apr. 5, 1826
Charles Wells Apr. 5, 1826-Feb. 9, 1828
George Putnam Feb. 9, 1828-Apr. 30, 1830
Jonathan Goodwin Apr. 30, 1830-Feb. 28, 1832
Edmund B. Stedman Feb. 28, 1832-May 15, 1833
Calvin Day May 15, 1833-Feb. 18, 1835
James G. Bolles Feb. 18, 1835-Aug. 7, 1835
Henry Oakes Aug. 7, 1835-Nov. 3, 1836
Griffin A. Stedman Nov. 3, 1836-May 21, 1838
Henry L. Miller May 21, 1838-Sept. 28, 1838
Roland Mather Sept. 28, 1838-March 2, 1840
William B. Ely March 2, 1840-Sept. 1, 1841
Henry P. Averill Sept. 1, 1841-March 11, 1843
Henry P. Sweetser March 11, 1843-Sept. 6, 1844
Leonard H. Bacon Sept. 6, 1844-March 10, 1847
William Conner, Jr. March 10, 1847-May 9, 1850
Leverett Seymour May 9, 1850-Apr. 22, 1861
Jonathan Goodwin Apr. 22, 1861-Dec. 4, 1862
Lucius E. Hunt Dec. 4, 1862-Oct. 5, 1865
Henry C. Ransom Oct. 5, 1865-Feb. 15, 1867
Henry P. Barton Feb. 15, 1867-June 5, 1871
William H. Dodd June 5, 1871-Jan. 2, 1874
Charles C. Osborne Jan. 2, 1874-Feb. 6, 1875 (died)
John C. Parsons March 12, 1875-Apr. 16, 1877
William H. Talcott Apr. 16, 1877-July 23, 1879
George B. Fisher July 23, 1879-Feb. 28, 1881
A.H. Embler Feb. 28, 1881-Jan. 30, 1882
John C. Kinney Jan. 30, 1882-Apr. 22, 1891
E. Henry Hyde July 6, 1891-Oct. 18, 1898
Louis R. Cheney Oct. 18, 1898-Mar. 16, 1903
Fred R. Bill Mar. 16, 1903-Dec. 3, 1906
Louis R. Cheney Dec. 3, 1906-Nov. 9, 1908
Frank L. Wilcox Nov. 9, 1908-March 15, 1915
Charles H. Slocum Mar. 15, 1915-Nov. 28, 1916
Charles E. Stedman Nov. 28, 1916-Mar. 8, 1920
Lucius A. Barbour Mar. 8, 1920-Feb. 20, 1922
Clarence S. Wadsworth Feb. 20, 1922-Mar. 26, 1923
Louis H. Stanley Mar. 26, 1923-Nov. 21, 1927
Alvan Waldo Hyde Nov. 21, 1927-June 18, 1934
George H. Sturges June 18, 1934-Sept. 19, 1940
Ernest L. Averill Sept. 19, 1940-Sept. 1, 1942
Raymond F. Gates Sept. 1, 1942-Jan. 25, 1953
John B. Carvalho Apr. 27, 1953-June 30, 1958
Warren S. Whitney Sept. 8, 1958-July 1, 1963
Robbins W. Allen Aug. 5, 1963-May 11, 1964
George W. Tule June 15, 1964-1972
William A. Lehmann 1973-1978
Justin A. DeNino 1979-1982
Anthony J. Shelto 1983-1987
Clifford H. Erikson 1988-1991
Rocco V. Laraia, Jr. 1992-1995
Robert A. Burnham 1996-1999
John L. O’Connell 2000-2003
Dennis P. Conroy 2004-2006
William Oefinger 2007-Present

Prepared by the Government Information and Reference Services Unit, page revised 7/2008.