Public Health, Department of

Agency Website

Statutory Authority

Connecticut General Statutes Sec. 19a-1a

Agency History 

1878, Chapter 140 (Public Acts)

Connecticut Board of Health established

1919, Chapter 157 (Public Acts)

Reorganized into State Department of Health

1979, Public Act 77-614

Reorganized into State Department of Health Services

1993, Public Act 93-381

Merged with the

Connecticut Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission to create the Department of Public Health and Addiction Services

1995, Public Act 95-257

Reorganized into Department of Public Health

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.120-125.

Archived Department of Public Health website as harvested by the Connecticut State Library, Connecticut Digital Archive

Agency Documents

Check the State Library catalog for availability of publications by the agency:

Annual Reports are located in:

1878-1992, [CSL Call Number ConnDoc H342 re]

1993-2001, Digest of Administrative Reports to the Governor [CSL Call Number ConnDoc F40 d]
2002-,

online version

State Archives Record Group: RG 016

List of Commissioners

Name

Years of Service

S. Butler

1878-1890

A.C. Lippitt

1878-1884

A.E. Burr

1878-1892

R. Hubbard

1878-1882

C.A. Lindsley

1878-1906

W.H. Brewer

1878-1909

C.W. Chamberlain

1878-1884

Grove H. Wilson

1882-1901

Elisha Johnson

1884-1891

Ralph S. Goodwin

1885-1903

N.E. Wordin

1890-1898

Theodore H. McKenzie

1893-1913

George P. Ingersoll

1893-1898

Edward K. Root

1899-1917

Henry G. Newton

1899-1905

Joseph H. Townsend

1901-1916

Albert W. Phillips

1903-1917

Lewis Sperry

1905-1917

Seldon B. Overlock

1906-1907

Arthur J. Wolff

1907-1917

Louis J. Pons

1909-1917

J. Frederick Jackson

1913-1917

John T. Black

1916-1922

Stanley H. Osborn

1922-May 31, 1959

Franklin M. Foote

1959-1973

Douglas S. Lloyd

1973-February 28, 1987

Frederick G. Adams

March 2, 1987-1990

Susan S. Addiss

1990-1994

Yvette Melendez Thiesfield (Acting)

1994-1995

Stephen A. Harriman

1995-1998

Joxel Garcia

1998-2002

Norma D. Gyle (Acting)

2002-2003

J. Robert Galvin

2004-2011

Jewel Mullen 2011-present

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