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Statutory Authority

Connecticut General Statutes Sec. 4120 et al.

Agency History

1909, Chapter 120 (Public Acts)

Established as Board of Directors to Establish County Homes for the Care and Treatment of Persons Suffering from Tuberculosis

1913, Chapter 183 (Public Acts)

Renamed Tuberculosis Commission

1957, Public Act 57-586

Merged with Commission on the Care and Treatment of the Chronically Ill, Aged and Infirm to form Commission on Tuberculosis and Other Chronic Illness.

1959, Public Act 59-148

Renamed Council on Tuberculosis Control, Hospital Care and Rehabilitation

1979, Public Act 77-614

Council eliminated; duties transferred to Commissioner of Health Services

List of Sanatoria administered by the Tuberculosis Commission

Published Histories/Articles

Very thorough information including photographs included in the agency annual reports. [CSL Call Number ConnDoc T791sc]

Agency Documents

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

Annual Reports are located in:

[CSL Call Number ConnDoc T791sc]
Digest of Administrative Reports to the Governor. [CSL Call Number ConnDoc F40 d]

State Archives Record Groups: RG 005, RG 016, RG 179 (Special Care Sanatoria)

List of Heads


Years of Service

John P.C. Foster 1909
George H. Knight 1910-1912
John F. Gunshannan 1910-1912
George E. Hall 1910
Stephen J. Maher 1911-1912
Stephen J. Maher 1913-1938
David R. Lyman 1913-1916
Jonathan Godfrey 1913-1916
Wallace S. Allis 1917-1926
Arthur R. Kimball 1917-1932
Charles H. Allen 1927-1930
Fannie Dixon Welch 1931-1940
Albert E. Lavery 1933-1938
Joseph I. Linde 1939-1940
John C. Stanley 1939-1946
John I. Linde 1947-1948
Elwood C. Stanley 1949-1968
John C. Allen 1969-1970
James A. Swomley (Acting) 1971
James A. Swomley 1972-1974
Joseph A. Devine 1975-1978