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Connecticut: Secretaries of State


Connecticut Secretaries of State, 1735-2007 (May be incomplete!)
George Wyllys 1735-96 Samuel Wyllys 1796-1810 Thomas Day 1810-35 Royal R. Hinman 1835-42 Noah A. Phelps 1842-44 Daniel P. Tyler 1844-46 Charles W. Bradley 1846-47 John B. Robertson 1847-49 Roger H. Mills 1849-50 Hiram Weed 1850 John P. C. Mather 1850-54 Oliver H. Perry 1854-55 Nehemiah D. Sperry 1855-57 Orville H. Platt 1857-58 John Boyd 1858-61 J. Hammond Trumbull 1861-66 Leverett E. Pease 1866-69 Hiram Appleman 1869-70 Thomas M. Waller 1870-71 Hiram Appleman 1871-73 D. Webster Edgecomb 1873 Marvin H. Sanger 1873-77 Dwight Morris 1877-79 David Torrance 1879-81 Charles E. Searls 1881-83 D. Ward Northrup 1883-85 Charles A. Russell 1885-87 Leverett M. Hubbard 1887-89 R. Jay Walsh 1889-93 John J. Phelan 1893-95 William C. Mowry 1895-97 Charles Phelps 1897-99 Huber Clark 1899-1901 Charles G. R. Vinal 1901-05 Theodore Bodenwein 1905-09 Matthew H. Rogers 1909-13 Albert Phillips 1913-15 Charles D. Burnes 1915-17 Frederick L. Perry 1917-21 Donald J. Warner 1921-23 Francis A. Pallotti 1923-29 William L. Higgins 1929-33 John A. Danaher 1933-35 C. John Satti 1935-39 Sara B. Crawford 1939-41 Chase Going Woodhouse 1941-43 Frances B. Redick 1943-45 Charles J. Prestia 1945-47 Frances B. Redick 1947-49 Winifred McDonald 1949-51 Alice K. Leopold 1951-53 Charles B. Keats 1953-55 Mildred P. Allen 1955-59 Ella T. Grasso 1959-71 Gloria Schaffer 1971-78 Henry S. Cohn 1978-79 Barbara B. Kennelly 1979-82 Maura L. Melley 1982-83 Julia H. Tashjian 1983-91 Pauline R. Kezer 1991-95 Miles S. Rapoport 1995-99 Susan Bysiewicz 1999-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1845 Apr 7: Daniel P. Tyler (Whig), elected; Charles W. Bradley (Dem), defeated.
  • 1850 Jun 7: Hiram Weed, died in office.
  • 1873 Apr 25: Hiram Appleman, resigned; D. Webster Edgecomb, appointed.
  • 1888: Henry A. Bishop (Dem), defeated.
  • 1890: George P. McLean, defeated.
  • 1944: Charles J. Prestia (Dem), elected.
  • 1982 Nov 2: Julia H. Tashjian (Dem), elected; Michael L. Werner (Rep), defeated; Peter H. Reed (Libertarian), defeated; John O. Parsons (Conservative), defeated.
  • 1986 Nov 4: Julia H. Tashjian (Dem), elected; Pauline R. Kezer (Rep), defeated; Joanne Cheledink, defeated.
  • 1990 Nov 6: Pauline R. Kezer (Rep), elected; Julia H. Tashjian (Dem), defeated.
  • 1994 Nov 8: Miles S. Rapoport (Dem), elected.
  • 1998: Susan Bysiewicz (Dem), elected.
  • 2002: Susan Bysiewicz (Dem), elected.
  • 2006: Susan Bysiewicz (Dem), elected.
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