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Connecticut: Governors

Governors of Connecticut, 1776-2017 (May be incomplete!)
Jonathan Trumbull 1776-84 Matthew Griswold 1784-86 Samuel Huntington 1786-96 Oliver Wolcott, Sr. 1796-97 Jonathan Trumbull, Jr. 1797-1809 John Treadwell 1809-11 Roger Griswold 1811-12 John Cotton Smith 1812-17 Oliver Wolcott, Jr. 1817-27 Gideon Tomlinson 1827-31 John S. Peters 1831-33 Henry W. Edwards 1833-34 Samuel A. Foot 1834-35 Henry W. Edwards 1835-38 William W. Ellsworth 1838-42 Chauncey F. Cleveland 1842-44 Roger S. Baldwin 1844-46 Isaac Toucey 1846-47 Clark Bissell 1847-49 Joseph Trumbull 1849-50 Thomas H. Seymour 1850-53 Charles Hobby Pond 1853-54 Henry Dutton 1854-55 William T. Minor 1855-57 Alexander H. Holley 1857-58 William A. Buckingham 1858-66 Joseph R. Hawley 1866-67 James E. English 1867-69 Marshall Jewell 1869-70 James E. English 1870-71 Marshall Jewell 1871-73 Charles R. Ingersoll 1873-77 Richard D. Hubbard 1877-79 Charles B. Andrews 1879-81 Hobart B. Bigelow 1881-83 Thomas M. Waller 1883-85 Henry B. Harrison 1885-87 Phineas C. Lounsbury 1887-89 Morgan G. Bulkeley 1889-93 Luzon B. Morris 1893-95 O. Vincent Coffin 1895-97 Lorrin A. Cooke 1897-99 George E. Lounsbury 1899-1901 George P. McLean 1901-03 Abiram Chamberlain 1903-05 Henry Roberts 1905-07 Rollin S. Woodruff 1907-09 George L. Lilley 1909 Frank B. Weeks 1909-11 Simeon E. Baldwin 1911-15 Marcus H. Holcomb 1915-21 Everett Lake 1921-23 Charles A. Templeton 1923-25 Hiram Bingham 1925 John H. Trumbull 1925-31 Wilbur L. Cross 1931-39 Raymond E. Baldwin 1939-41 Robert A. Hurley 1941-43 Raymond E. Baldwin 1943-46 C. Wilbert Snow 1946-47 James L. McConaughy 1947-48 James C. Shannon 1948-49 Chester Bowles 1949-51 John Davis Lodge 1951-55 Abraham A. Ribicoff 1955-61 John N. Dempsey 1961-71 Thomas J. Meskill 1971-75 Ella T. Grasso 1975-80 William A. O'Neill 1980-91 Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. 1991-95 John G. Rowland 1995-2004 Jodi Rell 2004-11 Dan Malloy 2011-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1796 Jan 5: Samuel Huntington, died in office.
  • 1797 Dec 1: Oliver Wolcott, Sr., died in office.
  • 1809 Aug 7: Jonathan Trumbull, Jr., died in office.
  • 1812 Oct 25: Roger Griswold, died in office.
  • 1825: Nathan Smith, defeated.
  • 1839: John M. Niles, defeated.
  • 1840: John M. Niles, defeated.
  • 1845 Apr 7: Roger S. Baldwin (Whig), elected; Isaac Toucey (Dem), defeated.
  • 1848: George S. Catlin (Dem), defeated.
  • 1850: Lafayette S. Foster, defeated.
  • 1851: Lafayette S. Foster, defeated.
  • 1852: Green Kendrick (Whig), defeated.
  • 1854: Charles Chapman, defeated.
  • 1858: James T. Pratt (Dem), defeated.
  • 1859: James T. Pratt (Dem), defeated.
  • 1863: Thomas H. Seymour, defeated.
  • 1864: Origen S. Seymour (Dem), defeated.
  • 1865: Origen S. Seymour (Dem), defeated.
  • 1874: Henry B. Harrison (Rep), defeated.
  • 1878: Richard D. Hubbard, defeated.
  • 1880: Hobart B. Bigelow, elected.
  • 1882: Thomas M. Waller (Dem), elected.
  • 1884: Henry B. Harrison (Rep), elected.
  • 1886: Phineas C. Lounsbury, elected.
  • 1888: Luzon B. Morris (Dem), defeated.
  • 1890: Luzon B. Morris (Dem), defeated.
  • 1892: Luzon B. Morris (Dem), elected.
  • 1894: O. Vincent Coffin, elected.
  • 1896: Lorrin A. Cooke, elected.
  • 1898 Nov 8: George E. Lounsbury (Rep), elected; Daniel N. Morgan (Dem), defeated; Charles Stodel (Socialist Labor), defeated; Charles E. Steele (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1900 Nov 6: George P. McLean (Rep), elected; Samuel L. Bronson (Dem), defeated; Charles E. Steele (Prohibition), defeated; George A. Sweetland (Social Democratic), defeated; Adam Marx (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1902 Nov 4: Abiram Chamberlain (Rep), elected; Melbert B. Cary (Dem), defeated; Francis E. Wheeler (Socialist), defeated; Robert N. Stanley (Prohibition), defeated; Ernest Oatley (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1904 Nov 8: Henry Roberts (Rep), elected; A. Heaton Robertson (Dem), defeated; George A. Sweetland (Socialist), defeated; Oliver G. Beard (Prohibition), defeated; Timothy Sullivan (Socialist Labor), defeated; Joseph Sheldon (Populist), defeated.
  • 1906 Nov 6: Rollin S. Woodruff (Rep), elected; Charles F. Thayer (Dem), defeated; Ernest D. Hull (Socialist), defeated; Matthew E. O'Brien (Prohibition), defeated; Charles F. Roberts (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1908 Nov 3: George L. Lilley (Rep), elected; A. Heaton Robertson (Dem), defeated; Charles T. Peach (Socialist), defeated; Matthew E. O'Brien (Prohibition), defeated; F. C. Albrecht (Ind), defeated; Charles F. Roberts (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1909 Apr 21: George L. Lilley, died in office.
  • 1910 Nov 8: Simeon E. Baldwin (Dem), elected; Charles A. Goodwin (Rep), defeated; Robert Hunter (Socialist), defeated; Emil L. G. Hohenthal (Prohibition), defeated; Frederick Fellerman (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1912 Nov 5: Simeon E. Baldwin (Dem), elected; John P. Studley (Rep), defeated; Herbert Knox Smith (Progressive), defeated; Samuel E. Beardsley (Socialist), defeated; Buell B. Bassette (Prohibition), defeated; Charles B. Wells (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1914 Nov 3: Marcus H. Holcomb (Rep), elected; Lyman T. Tingier (Dem), defeated; Willard C. Fisher (Progressive), defeated; Samuel E. Beardsley (Socialist), defeated; Duane N. Griffin (Prohibition), defeated; Charles B. Wells (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1916 Nov 7: Marcus H. Holcomb (Rep), elected; Morris Beardsley (Dem), defeated; Herbert Beebe (Socialist), defeated; I. G. Whitfield Simpson (Prohibition), defeated; Charles B. Wells (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1918 Nov 5: Marcus H. Holcomb (Rep), elected; Thomas J. Spellacy (Dem), defeated; Martin F. Plunkett (Socialist), defeated; John N. Lackey (Prohibition), defeated; Herman Klawansky (Socialist Labor), defeated; George A. Parsons (National), defeated.
  • 1920 Nov 2: Everett Lake (Rep), elected; Rollin U. Tyler (Dem & Prohibition), defeated; Charles T. Peach (Socialist), defeated; Albert Krone (Farmer-Labor), defeated; Edward Prya (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1922 Nov 7: Charles A. Templeton (Rep), elected; David E. FitzGerald (Dem), defeated; Martin F. Plunkett (Socialist & Farmer-Labor), defeated.
  • 1924 Nov 4: Hiram Bingham (Rep), elected; Charles G. Morris (Dem), defeated; Jasper McLevy (Socialist), defeated; Joseph Mackay (Socialist Labor), defeated; William Mackenzie (Workers), defeated.
  • 1926 Nov 2: John H. Trumbull (Rep), elected; Charles G. Morris (Dem), defeated; Karl C. Jursek (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1928 Nov 6: John H. Trumbull (Rep), elected; Charles G. Morris (Dem), defeated; Jasper McLevy (Socialist), defeated; William Mackenzie (Workers), defeated; Michael P. O'Lean (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1930 Nov 4: Wilbur L. Cross (Dem), elected; Ernest E. Rogers (Rep), defeated; Jasper McLevy (Socialist), defeated; Rasmus S. Kling (Communist), defeated.
  • 1932 Nov 8: Wilbur L. Cross (Dem), elected; John H. Trumbull (Rep), defeated; Jasper McLevy (Socialist), defeated; Albert Levitt (Ind), defeated; Michael P. O'Lean (Socialist Labor), defeated; Isadore Wofsy (Communist), defeated.
  • 1934: Hugh M. Alcorn (Rep), defeated.
  • 1934 Nov 6: Jasper McLevy (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1936 Nov 3: Jasper McLevy (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1938: Devere Allen (Labor), defeated.
  • 1938 Nov 8: Jasper McLevy (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1940: Devere Allen (Labor), defeated.
  • 1940 Nov 5: Jasper McLevy (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1942 Nov 3: Jasper McLevy (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1944 Nov 7: Jasper McLevy (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1946: Joseph E. Talbot, defeated for nomination.
  • 1946 Nov 5: Jasper McLevy (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1948 Mar 7: James L. McConaughy, died in office.
  • 1948 Nov 2: Jasper McLevy (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1950: William A. Purtell, defeated for nomination.
  • 1950 Nov 7: Jasper McLevy (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1954 Nov 2: Jasper McLevy (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1958: John Alsop (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1958 Nov 4: Jasper McLevy (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1962: Edwin H. May, Jr. (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1962: John Alsop (Rep), defeated.
  • 1974: Robert H. Steele (Rep), defeated.
  • 1978: Ronald A. Sarasin (Rep), defeated.
  • 1980 Dec 31: Ella T. Grasso, resigned.
  • 1990 Nov 6: John G. Rowland, defeated.
  • 1994 Sep 13: John G. Rowland (Rep), nominated; Pauline R. Kezer (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1994 Nov 8: John G. Rowland (Rep), elected.
  • 1998 Nov 3: John G. Rowland (Rep), elected; Barbara B. Kennelly (Dem), defeated.
  • 2002 Nov 5: John G. Rowland (Rep), elected.
  • 2004 Jul 1: John G. Rowland, resigned.
  • 2006: John DeStefano, Jr. (Dem), defeated.
  • 2006 Aug 8: John DeStefano, Jr. (Dem), nominated; Dan Malloy (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 2014: John P. McKinney (Rep), defeated in primary.
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