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1639, Office established by the Fundamental Orders

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List of Lieutenant Governors

From the Connecticut State Register and Manual.

Lieutenant Governor

Town & Pol.

Term of Service

Years of Service

Roger Ludlow

Windsor, O

1639, 42, 48

3 yrs.

John Haynes

Hartford, O

1640, 44, 46, 50, 52

5 yrs.

George Wyllys

Hartford, O

1641

1 yr.

Edward Hopkins

Hartford, O

1643, 45, 47, 49, 51, 53

6 yrs.

Thomas Welles

Hartford, O

1654, 56, 57, 59

4 yrs.

John Webster

Hartford, O

1655

1 yr.

John Winthrop

New London, O

1658-59

1 yr.

John Mason

Norwich, O

1660-69

9 yrs.

William Leete

Guilford, O

1669-76

7 yrs.

Robert Treat

Milford, O

1676-83

7 yrs.

Nathan Gold

Fairfield, O

1708-24

16 yrs.

Joseph Talcott

Hartford, O

1724-25

1 yr.

Jonathan Law

Milford, O

1725-41

16 yrs. 5 m.

Roger Wolcott

Windsor, O

1741-50

9 yrs. 10 m.

Thomas Fitch

Norwalk, O

1750-54

3 yrs. 1 m.

William Pitkin

Hartford, O

1754-66

12 yrs.

Jonathan Trumbull, Sr.

Lebanon, O

1766-69

3 yrs. 5 m.

Matthew Griswold

Lyme, F

1769-84

15 yrs.

Samuel Huntington

Norwich, O

1784-86

2 yrs.

Oliver Wolcott

Litchfield, F

1786-96

9 yrs. 8 m.

Jonathan Trumbull, 2nd

Lebanon, F

1796-97

1 yr. 7 m.

John Treadwell1

Farmington, F

1797-1809

11 yrs. 5 m.

Roger Griswold2

Lyme, F

1809-11

1 yr. 7 m.

John Cotton Smith3

Sharon, F

1811-13

2 yrs.

Chauncey Goodrich4

Hartford, F

1813-15

2 yrs. 3 m.

Jonathan Ingersoll5

New Haven, R*

1816-23

6 yrs. 8 m.

David Plant

Stratford, O

1823-27

4 yrs.

John S. Peters

Hebron, NR

1827-31

4 yrs.

No election

 

1831-32

 

Thaddeus Betts

Norwalk, O

1832-33

1 yr.

Ebenezer Stoddard

Woodstock, O

1833-34

1 yr.

Thaddeus Betts

Norwalk, O

1834-35

1 yr.

Ebenezer Stoddard

Woodstock, O

1835-38

3 yrs.

Charles Hawley

Stamford, O

1838-42

4 yrs.

William S. Holabird

Winsted, O

1842-44

2 yrs.

Reuben Booth

Danbury, O

1844-46

2 yrs.

Noyes Billings

New London, O

1846-47

1 yr.

Charles J. McCurdy

Lyme, O

1847-49

2 yrs.

Thomas Backus

Killingly, O

1849-50

1 yr.

Charles H. Pond

Milford, D

1850-51

1 yr.

Green Kendrick

Waterbury, W

1851-52

1 yr.

Charles H. Pond

Milford, D

1852-54

2 yrs.

Alexander H. Holley

Salisbury, W

1854-55

1 yr.

William Field

Pomfret, FSA

1855-56

1 yr.

Albert Day

Hartford, AR

1856-57

1 yr.

Alfred A. Burnham

Windham, R

1857-58

1 yr.

Julius Catlin

Hartford, R

1858-61

3 yrs.

Benjamin Douglas

Middletown, R

1861-62

1 yr.

Roger Averill

Danbury, U

1862-66

4 yrs.

Oliver F. Winchester

New Haven, R

1866-67

1 yr.

Ephraim H. Hyde

Stafford, D

1867-69

2 yrs.

Francis Wayland

New Haven, R

1869-70

1 yr.

Julius Hotchkiss

Middletown, D

1870-71

1 yr.

Morris Tyler

New Haven, R

1871-73

2 yrs.

George G. Sill

Hartford, R

1873-77

4 yrs.

Francis B. Loomis

New London, D

1877-79

2 yrs.

David Gallup

Plainfield, R

1879-81

2 yrs.

William H. Bulkeley

Hartford, R

1881-83

2 yrs.

George G. Summer

Hartford, D

1883-85

2 yrs.

Lorrin A. Cooke

Winsted, R

1885-87

2 yrs.

James L. Howard

Hartford, R

1887-89

2 yrs.

Samuel E. Merwin

New Haven, R

1889-93

4 yrs.

Ernest Cady

Hartford, D

1893-95

2 yrs.

Lorrin A. Cooke

Winsted, R

1895-97

2 yrs.

James D. Dewell

New Haven, R

1897-99

2 yrs.

Lyman A. Mills

Middlefield, R

1899-1901

2 yrs.

Edwin O. Keeler

Norwalk, R

1901-03

2 yrs.

Henry Roberts

Hartford, R

1903-05

2 yrs.

Rollin S. Woodruff

New Haven, R

1905-07

2 yrs.

Everett J. Lake

Hartford, R

1907-09

2 yrs.

Frank B. Weeks6

Middletown, R

1909

3 m. 15 d.

Dennis A. Blakeslee

New Haven, R

1911-13

2 yrs.

Lyman T. Tingier

Vernon, D

1913-15

2 yrs.

Clifford B. Wilson

Bridgeport, R

1915-21

6 yrs.

Charles A. Templeton

Waterbury, R

1921-23

2 yrs.

Hiram Bingham

New Haven, R

1923-25

2 yrs.

John H. Trumbull

Plainville, R

1925

1 d.

J. Edwin Brainard7

Branford, R

1925-29

4 yrs.

Ernest E. Rogers

New London, R

1929-31

2 yrs.

Samuel R. Spencer

Suffield, R

1931-33

2 yrs.

Roy C. Wilcox

Meriden, R

1933-35

2 yrs.

T. Frank Hayes

Waterbury, D

1935-39

4 yrs.

James L. McConaughy

Middletown, R

1939-41

2 yrs.

Odell Shepard

Hartford, D

1941-43

2 yrs.

William L. Hadden

West Haven, R

1943-45

2 yrs.

Wilbert Snow8

Middletown, D

1945-46

1 yr. 11 m. 25 d.

James C. Shannon9

Bridgeport, R

1947-48

1 yr. 2 m.

Robert E. Parsons10

Farmington, R

1948-49

9 m. 29 d.

William T. Carroll

Torrington, D

1949-51

2 yrs.

Edward N. Allen

Hartford, R

1951-55

4 yrs.

Charles W. Jewett

Lyme, R

1955-59

4 yrs.

John N. Dempsey11

Putnam, D

1959-61

2 yrs. 16 d.

Anthony J. Armentano12

Hartford, D

1961-63

1 yr. 11 m. 15 d.

Samuel J. Tedesco13

Bridgeport, D

1963-66

3 yrs. 6 d.

Fred J. Doocy14

South Windsor, D

1966-67

11 m. 19 d.

Attilio R. Frassinelli

Stafford, D

1967-71

4 yrs.

T. Clark Hull15

Danbury, R

1971-73

2 yrs. 4 m. 25 d.

Peter L. Cashman16

Lyme, R

1973-75

1 yr. 7 m. 1 d.

Robert K. Killian

Hartford, D

1975-79

4 yrs.

William A. O'Neill17

East Hampton, D

1979-80

1 yr. 11 m. 28 d.

Joseph J. Fauliso18

Hartford, D

1980-91

10 yrs. 8 d.

Eunice S. Groark

Hartford, ACP

1991-95

4 yrs.

M. Jodi Rell19

Brookfield, R

1995-2004

9 yrs. 6 m.

Kevin B. Sullivan20

West Hartford, D

2004-2007

2 yrs. 6 m. 2 d.

Michael Fedele Stamford, R 2007-2011 4 yrs.
Nancy Wyman Tolland, D 2011-present  

1Was appointed Governor by the General Assembly in October, 1809, Governor Trumbull having died August 7, 1809.

2Was appointed by the General Assembly in October, 1809, in place of Lieutenant Governor Treadwell.

3Was Acting-Governor from time of Governor Griswold's death, October 25, 1812, until May, 1813.

4Died August 18, 1815, while in office.

5Died January 12, 1823.

6Governor Weeks was elected Lieutenant Governor and became Governor on the death of Governor Lilley, taking the oath of office, April 22, 1909.

7Lieutenant Governor Brainard was chosen President Pro Tem of the Senate and succeeded to the office of Lieutenant Governor, to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of Governor Trumbull, January 8, 1925.

8Became Governor December 27, 1946, when Governor Baldwin resigned to become U.S. Senator.

9Became Governor upon the death of Governor McConaughy. Took oath of office March 8, 1948.

10Became Lieutenant Governor when Lieutenant Governor Shannon became Governor. Term began March 8, 1948.

11Became Governor January 21, 1961 in succession to Abraham Ribicoff who resigned to become Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare.

12Was chosen President Pro Tempore of the Senate and succeeded to the office of Lieutenant Governor when John Dempsey became Governor, January 21, 1961.

13Resigned January 15, 1966 to become Judge of the Superior Court on August 13, 1966.

14Succeeded to the office of Lieutenant Governor by virtue of being President Pro Tempore of the Senate. Took oath of office on January 17, 1966.

15Resigned June 1, 1973 to become Judge of the Superior Court.

16Succeeded to the office of Lieutenant Governor by virtue of being President Pro Tempore of the Senate. Took oath of office on June 7, 1973.

17Became Governor December 31, 1980 in succession to Ella T. Grasso who resigned because of ill health.

18Succeeded to the office of Lieutenant Governor by virtue of being President Pro Tempore of the Senate. Took oath of office on December 31, 1980.

19Became Governor July 1, 2004 at 12:00 Noon, in succession to John G. Rowland who resigned.

20Succeeded to the office of Lieutenant Governor by virtue of being President Pro Tempore of the Senate. Took oath of office on July 1, 2004.