Banking, Department of

Agency Website

Statutory Authority

Connecticut General Statutes Titles 36a and 36b

Agency History

1837, Chapter 20 (Public Acts)

Two Connecticut Bank Commissioners were established

1915, Chapter 29 (Public Acts)

Replaced by a single Connecticut Bank Commissioner

1951

Bank Commissioner became the head of the Connecticut Banking Department

1979, January 1, Public Act 77-614

The Banking Department was reorganized into the Connecticut Division of Banking, a division of the Department of Business Regulation

1980, July 1, Public Act 80-482

Department of Business Regulation was eliminated; Division of Banking was made the Department of Banking

Published Histories/Articles

Armstead, George B. The State Services of Connecticut. Published under the direction of the Committee on Public Information and the House Committee on Publications of the General Assembly of the State of Connecticut. 1946. pp. 54-59. [CSL Call Number ConnDoc G25 ar]

Archived Department of Banking website as harvested by the Connecticut State Library, Connecticut Digital Archive.

Agency Documents

Check the State Library catalog for publications by the agency:

Annual Reports are located in:

[CSL Call Number ConnDoc Ba22r]

1947-2001, Digest of Administrative Reports to the Governor [CSL Call NumberConnDoc F40 d]
2002-, online version

State Archives Record Group: RG 014

List of Commissioners

Name

Years of Service

William Mather Jr.

1840

Gurdon Trumbull

Ezra Chappell

1841-1842

William Mather Jr.

J.C. Palmer

F.S. Wildman

1843

Ezra Chappell

William Mather Jr.

Nelson Brewster

1845-1846

Geo. S. Catlin

W. S. Holabird

Edwin Stearns

1847

Nelson Brewster

John Dunham

Henry T. Huggins

1848

Nelson Brewster

Henry G. Taintor

Starr Ferry

1849

Starr Ferry

I.W. Stuart

John Hooker

1850

Frederick Chittenden

William A. Judson

John W. Stedman

1851

Charles Marvin

Mason Cleveland

D. J. Warner

1852

Edward Phelps

John W. Stedman

William A. Judson

1853

Latham Hull Jr.

Horace Taylor

1854

Selah Strong

D.C. Pendleton

John Gallup 2nd

1855

W. A. Weaver

Henry Martin

J. E. Dunham

1856

.E. Dunham

Henry Martin

Benj. Noyes

1857

James E. Dunham

Benjamin Noyes

George H. Noble

1858

Benjamin Noyes

George H. Noble

Thomas Clark

1859

George H. Noble

Thomas Clark

F. St. John Lockwood

1860

Thomas Clark

F. St. John Lockwood

William Brown

1861

F. St. John Lockwood

William Brown

Andrew Mygatt

1862

William Brown

Andrew B. Mygatt

Ebenezer Carpenter

1863

A. B. Mygatt

Ebenezer Carpenter

Thomas Cowles

1864

Ebenezer Carpenter

Thomas Cowles

Rufus S. Matthewson

1865

Thomas Cowles

R. S. Mathewson

1866

Thomas Cowles

1867-1871

Thomas Cowles

1872

Lucius L Holmes

1873-1874

Lucien W. Sperry

George M. Landers

1875

Lucien W. Sperry

James W. Hyatt

1876-1877

Lucien W. Sperry

Charles Bard

1878

James W. Hyatt

William Faxon

1879-1881

James W. Hyatt

Samuel Q. Porter

1882-1883

James W. Hyatt

Thomas W. Williams

1884-1887

G. M. Landers

C. H. Noble

1888-1889

Chas. Griswold

Stephen Goodrich

1890-1893

Edward R. Doyle

Edwin A. Buck

1894-1895

Edward R. Doyle

Sidney W. Crofut

1896

Sidney W. Crofut

Charles H. Noble

1897-1899

Charles H. Noble

George F. Kendall

1900-1906

Charles H. Noble

Norris S. Lippitt

1907-1911

Norris S. Lippitt

1911-1914

Fred. P. Holt

1911-1915+

Everett J. Sturges

1915-1922

John J. Bissland

1922-1922

John B. Byrne

1922-1927

Lester E. Shippee

1927-1931

George J. Bassett

1931-1933

Walter Perry

1933-1943

Richard Rapport

1943-1951

Lynwood K. Elmore

1951-1955

Henry H. Pierce Jr.

1955-1960

Philip Hewes

1960-1970

Gerald A. Lamb

1970-1971

James E. Hagen

1971-1975

Lawrence Connell Jr.

1975-1977

David H. Neiditz

1977-1981

Brian J. Woolf *

1982-1985

Howard B. Brown Jr.**

1986-1991

Ralph M. Shulansky

1991-1995

John P. Burke

1995-Sept. 29, 2006

Howard F. Pitkin Sept. 2006-Present

+Prior to 1915 two or three Banking Commissioners served concurrently

*Served as Acting Banking Commissioner from Dec. 31, 1981 to March 30, 1982

**Served as Acting Banking Commissioner from September 13, 1985 to Feb. 2, 1986