Jonathan Trumbull Governor of Connecticut 1797–1809

Title

Jonathan Trumbull Governor of Connecticut 1797–1809

Description

Jonathan Trumbull was a Representative and a Senator from Connecticut; born in Lebanon, Conn., March 26, 1740. He graduated from Harvard College in 1759 and was a member of the Conneticut State legislature 1774-1775, 1779-1780, 1788, and served as speaker of the house in 1788.

Between 1778-1779 Trumbull served in the Continental Army as a paymaster and as comptroller of the treasury. He was appointed secretary and aide-de-camp to General George Washington in 1781 and was elected to the First, Second, and Third Congresses (March 4, 1789-March 3, 1795). Trumbull did not seek reelection, having become a candidate for Senator. He became Speaker of the House of Representatives during the Second Congress and was elected to the United States Senate where he served from March 4, 1795, to June 10, 1796, when he resigned.

Trumball became lieutenant governor of Connecticut from 1796 until the death of the Governor in December 1797, when he became the Governor. He was reelected for eleven consecutive terms, and served from 1797 until his death in Lebanon, Conn., August 7, 1809.

Creator

Harry Ives Thompson

Date

1880

Source

Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives No. 2005.016.002 Source: Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress 

Seal of the Governor of Connecticut - Wikimedia

Relation

Rights

Harry Ives Thompson

Publisher

Harry Ives Thompson

Contributor

Harry Ives Thompson

Format

Logo & Painting

Language

English

Type

Figures

Identifier

Elected

Coverage

Historic

Files

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Reference

Harry Ives Thompson, Jonathan Trumbull Governor of Connecticut 1797–1809, Harry Ives Thompson, 1880

Cite As

Harry Ives Thompson, “Jonathan Trumbull Governor of Connecticut 1797–1809,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 13, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/86.