List of lieutenant governors of Connecticut

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Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut
Seal of the Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut.svg
Seal of the Lieutenant Governor
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Incumbent
Susan Bysiewicz

since January 9, 2019
StyleHer Excellency
Term lengthFour years, No term limits
Inaugural holderRoger Ludlow Connecticut Colony
1639
Matthew Griswold State of Connecticut
1776
FormationConstitution of Connecticut
WebsiteOffice of the Lt. Gov

The following is a list of deputy or lieutenant governors of the State of Connecticut, from the Colonial period through present day.

Deputy Governors of the Colony of Connecticut, 1639–1776[edit]

(The Connecticut Colony was initially formed from the towns of Hartford, Windsor, and Wethersfield.)

  1. Roger Ludlow 1639–1640
  2. John Haynes 1640–1641
  3. George Wyllys 1641–1642
  4. Roger Ludlow 1642–1643
  5. Edward Hopkins 1643–1644
  6. John Haynes 1644–1645
  7. Edward Hopkins 1645–1646
  8. John Haynes 1646–1647
  9. Edward Hopkins 1647–1648
  10. Roger Ludlow 1648–1649
  11. Edward Hopkins 1649–1650
  12. John Haynes 1650–1651
  13. Edward Hopkins 1651–1652
  14. John Haynes 1652–1653
  15. Edward Hopkins 1653
  16. Thomas Welles 1654
  17. John Webster 1655
  18. Thomas Welles 1656–1657
  19. John Winthrop 1658–1659
  20. John Mason 1660–1669
  21. William Leete 1669–1676
  22. Robert Treat 1676–1683
  23. James Bishop 1683–1692
  24. William Jones 1692–1698
  25. Robert Treat 1698–1708
  26. Nathan Gold 1708–1724
  27. Joseph Talcott 1724–1725
  28. Jonathan Law 1725–1741
  29. Roger Wolcott 1741–1750
  30. Thomas Fitch 1750–1754
  31. William Pitkin 1754–1766
  32. Jonathan Trumbull, Sr. 1766–1769
  33. Matthew Griswold 1769–1776

Lieutenant Governors of the State of Connecticut, 1776–present[edit]

The State of Connecticut counts the Lieutenant Governors using a standard that counts Colonial period lieutenants as well as counting lieutenants who had served multiple times as only one individual figure. There have been 108 Lieutenant Governors in the history of Connecticut and 88 since the founding of the United States in 1776.

Lieutenant Governors of the State of Connecticut
No. Lieutenant Governor Term in office Party Election Governor[a][b]
1   Matthew Griswold October 10, 1776

May 13, 1784
Federalist 1776   Jonathan Trumbull[c]
1777
1778
1779
1780
1781
1782
1783
2 Samuel Huntington May 13, 1784

May 11, 1786
Federalist 1784 Matthew Griswold
1785
3 Oliver Wolcott May 11, 1786

January 5, 1796
Federalist 1786 Samuel Huntington
1787
1788
1789
1790
1791
1792
1793
1794
1795
[d]
Vacant January 5, 1796

May 12, 1796
Oliver Wolcott
4 Jonathan Trumbull Jr. May 12, 1796

December 1, 1796
Federalist 1796
1797
[e]
Vacant December 1, 1796

May 11, 1797
Jonathan Trumbull Jr.
5 John Treadwell May 11, 1797

August 7, 1809
Federalist 1797
1798
1799
1800
1801
1802
1803
1804
1805
1806
1807
1808
1809
[f]
Vacant August 7, 1809

May 10, 1810
John Treadwell
6 Roger Griswold May 10, 1810

May 9, 1811
Federalist 1810
7 John Cotton Smith May 9, 1811

October 25, 1812
Federalist 1811 Roger Griswold
1812
[g]
Vacant October 25, 1812

May 13, 1813
John Cotton Smith[h]
8 Chauncey Goodrich May 13, 1813

August 18, 1815
Federalist 1813
1814
1815
[i]
Vacant August 18, 1815

May 9, 1816
9 Jonathan Ingersoll May 9, 1816

January 12, 1823
Democratic-
Republican
1816
1817 Oliver Wolcott Jr.[j]
1818
1819
1820
1821
1822
[k]
Vacant January 12, 1823

May 7, 1823
10 David Plant May 7, 1823

May 2, 1827
National
Republican
1823
1824
1825
1826
11 John Samuel Peters May 2, 1827

March 2, 1831
National
Republican
1827 Gideon Tomlinson[j]
1828
1829
1830
[l]
Vacant March 2, 1831

May 4, 1831
John Samuel Peters
12 Thaddeus Betts March 2, 1831

May 1, 1833
National
Republican
1831
1832
13 Ebenezer Stoddard May 1, 1833

May 7, 1834
Democratic 1833 Henry W. Edwards
14 Thaddeus Betts May 7, 1834

May 6, 1835
Whig 1834 Samuel A. Foot
15 Ebenezer Stoddard May 6, 1835

May 2, 1838
Democratic 1835 Henry W. Edwards
1836
1837
16 Charles Hawley May 2, 1838

May 4, 1842
Whig 1838 William W. Ellsworth
1839
1840
1841
17 William S. Holabird May 4, 1842

May 1, 1844
Democratic 1842 Chauncey Fitch Cleveland
1843
18 Reuben Booth May 1, 1844

May 6, 1846
Whig 1844 Roger Sherman Baldwin
1845
19 Noyes Billings May 6, 1846

May 5, 1847
Democratic 1846 Isaac Toucey
20 Charles J. McCurdy May 5, 1847

May 2, 1849
Whig 1847 Clark Bissell
1848
21 Thomas Backus May 2, 1849

May 4, 1850
Whig 1849 Joseph Trumbull
22 Charles H. Pond May 5, 1850

May 7, 1851
Democratic 1850 Thomas H. Seymour[m]
23 Green Kendrick May 7, 1851

May 7, 1852
Whig 1851
24 Charles H. Pond May 7, 1852

October 13, 1853
Democratic 1852
1853
[n]
Vacant October 13, 1853

May 3, 1854
Charles H. Pond
25 Alexander H. Holley May 3, 1854

May 2, 1855
Whig 1854 Henry Dutton
26 William Field May 2, 1855

May 7, 1856
American 1855 William T. Minor
27 Albert Day May 7, 1856

May 6, 1857
American 1856
28 Alfred A. Burnham May 6, 1857

May 5, 1858
Republican 1857 Alexander H. Holley
29 Julius Catlin May 5, 1858

May 1, 1861
Republican 1858 William Alfred Buckingham
1859
1860
30 Benjamin Douglas May 1, 1861

May 7, 1862
Republican 1861
31 Roger Averill May 7, 1862

May 2, 1866
Republican 1862
1863
1864
1865
32 Oliver Winchester May 2, 1866

May 1, 1867
Republican 1866 Joseph Roswell Hawley
33 Ephraim H. Hyde May 1, 1867

May 5, 1869
Democratic 1867 James E. English
1868
34 Francis Wayland III May 5, 1869

May 4, 1870
Republican 1869 Marshall Jewell
35 Julius Hotchkiss May 4, 1870

May 16, 1871
Democratic 1870 James E. English
36 Morris Tyler May 16, 1871

May 7, 1873
Republican 1871 Marshall Jewell
1872
37 George G. Sill May 7, 1873

January 3, 1887
Democratic 1873 Charles Roberts Ingersoll
1874
1875
[o]
38 Francis Loomis January 3, 1877

January 9, 1879
Democratic 1876
[p]
Richard D. Hubbard
39 David Gallup January 9, 1879

January 5, 1881
Republican 1878 Charles B. Andrews
40 William H. Bulkeley January 5, 1881

January 3, 1883
Republican 1880 Hobart B. Bigelow
41 George G. Sumner January 3, 1883

January 8, 1885
Democratic 1882 Thomas M. Waller
42 Lorrin A. Cooke January 8, 1885

January 7, 1887
Republican 1884 Henry Baldwin Harrison
43 James L. Howard January 7, 1887

January 10, 1889
Republican 1886 Phineas C. Lounsbury
44 Samuel E. Merwin January 10, 1889

January 4, 1893
Republican 1888 Morgan Bulkeley[q]
1890
45 Ernest Cady January 4, 1893

January 9, 1895
Democratic 1892 Luzon B. Morris
46 Lorrin A. Cooke January 9, 1895

January 6, 1897
Republican 1894 Owen Vincent Coffin
47 James D. Dewell January 6, 1897

January 4, 1899
Republican 1896 Lorrin A. Cooke
48 Lyman A. Mills January 4, 1899

January 9, 1901
Republican 1898 George E. Lounsbury
49 Edwin O. Keeler January 9, 1901

January 7, 1903
Republican 1900 George P. McLean
50 Henry Roberts January 7, 1903

January 4, 1905
Republican 1902 Abiram Chamberlain
51 Rollin S. Woodruff January 4, 1905

January 9, 1907
Republican 1904 Henry Roberts
52 Everett J. Lake January 9, 1907

January 9, 1909
Republican 1906 Rollin S. Woodruff
53 Frank B. Weeks January 6, 1909

April 21, 1909
Republican 1908
[r]
George L. Lilley
Vacant April 21, 1909

January 4, 1911
Frank B. Weeks
54 Dennis A. Blakeslee January 4, 1911

January 8, 1913
Republican 1910 Simeon Eben Baldwin[m]
55 Lyman T. Tingier January 8, 1913

January 6, 1915
Democratic 1912
56 Clifford B. Wilson January 6, 1915

January 5, 1921
Republican 1914 Marcus H. Holcomb
1916
1918
57 Charles A. Templeton January 5, 1921

January 3, 1923
Republican 1920 Everett J. Lake
58 Hiram Bingham III January 3, 1923

January 7, 1925
Republican 1922 Charles A. Templeton
59 John H. Trumbull January 7, 1925

January 8, 1925
Republican 1924
[s]
Hiram Bingham III
60 J. Edwin Brainard January 8, 1925

January 9, 1929
Republican John H. Trumbull
1926
61 Ernest E. Rogers January 9, 1929

January 7, 1931
Republican 1928
62 Samuel R. Spencer January 7, 1931

January 4, 1933
Republican 1930 Wilbur Lucius Cross[m]
63 Roy C. Wilcox January 4, 1933

January 9, 1935
Republican 1932
64 T. Frank Hayes January 9, 1935

January 4, 1939
Democratic 1934
1936
65 James L. McConaughy January 4, 1939

January 8, 1941
Republican 1938 Raymond E. Baldwin
66 Odell Shepard January 8, 1941

January 6, 1943
Democratic 1940 Robert A. Hurley
67 William L. Hadden January 6, 1943

January 3, 1945
Republican 1942 Raymond E. Baldwin[t]
68 Charles Wilbert Snow January 3, 1945

December 27, 1946
Democratic 1944
[u]
Vacant December 27, 1946

January 8, 1947
Charles Wilbert Snow
69 James C. Shannon January 8, 1947

March 7, 1948
Republican 1946
[v]
James L. McConaughy
70 Robert E. Parsons March 7, 1948

January 5, 1949
Republican James C. Shannon
71 William T. Carroll January 5, 1949

January 3, 1951
Democratic 1948 Chester Bowles
72 Edward N. Allen January 3, 1951

January 5, 1955
Republican 1950
[w]
John Davis Lodge
73 Charles W. Jewett January 5, 1955

January 7, 1959
Democratic 1954 Abraham Ribicoff
74 John N. Dempsey January 7, 1959

January 21, 1961
Democratic 1958
[x]
75 Anthony J. Armentano January 21, 1961

January 9, 1963
Democratic John N. Dempsey
76 Samuel J. Tedesco January 9, 1963

January 15, 1966
Democratic 1962
[y]
77 Fred J. Doocy January 15, 1966

January 4, 1967
Democratic
78 Attilio R. Frassinelli January 4, 1967

January 6, 1971
Democratic 1966
79 T. Clark Hull January 6, 1971

June 1, 1973
Republican 1970
[z]
Thomas Meskill
80 Peter L. Cashman June 1, 1973

January 8, 1975
Republican
81 Robert K. Killian January 8, 1975

January 3, 1979
Democratic 1974 Ella Grasso
82 William A. O'Neill January 3, 1979

December 31, 1980
Democratic 1978
[aa]
83 Joseph J. Fauliso December 31, 1980

January 9, 1991
Democratic William A. O'Neill
1982
1986
84 Eunice Groark January 9, 1991

January 4, 1995
A Connecticut Party 1990 Lowell Weicker
85 Jodi Rell January 4, 1995

July 1, 2004
Republican 1994 John G. Rowland
1998
2002
[ab]
86 Kevin Sullivan July 1, 2004

January 3, 2007
Democratic Jodi Rell
87 Michael Fedele January 3, 2007

January 5, 2011
Republican 2006
88 Nancy Wyman January 5, 2011

January 9, 2019
Democratic 2010 Dannel Malloy
2014
89 Susan Bysiewicz January 9, 2019

Present
Democratic 2018
[ac]
Ned Lamont

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The office of Lieutenant Governor was known as Deputy-Governor under the colonial charter, but the name 'Lieutenant Governor' was predominantly used after independence.[1]
  2. ^ Lieutenant governors represented the same party as their governor unless noted.
  3. ^ Represented no party.
  4. ^ Huntington died and Wolcott acted as governor, rendering the office vacant for the remainder of the term.
  5. ^ Wolcott died and Trumbull acted as governor, rendering the office vacant for the remainder of the term.
  6. ^ Trumbull died and Treadwell acted as governor, rendering the office vacant for the remainder of the term.
  7. ^ Griswold died and Smith acted as governor, rendering the office vacant for the remainder of the term.
  8. ^ Represented the Federalist Party.
  9. ^ Smith died in office; the office remained vacant for the remainder of the term.
  10. ^ a b Represented the Democratic-Republican Party.
  11. ^ Ingersoll died in office; the office remained vacant for the remainder of the term.
  12. ^ Tomlinson resigned and Peters acted as governor, rendering the office vacant for the remainder of the term.
  13. ^ a b c Represented the Democratic Party.
  14. ^ Seymour resigned and Pond acted as governor, rendering the office vacant for the remainder of the term.
  15. ^ This term was lengthened by 7 months due to a constitutional amendment moving the election schedule.
  16. ^ First term under a constitutional amendment which lengthened terms to two years.
  17. ^ Morgan Bulkeley did not run for re-election in 1890, but due to such a close contest and controversies, the results were not certified, and the legislature spent two years debating the issue; Bulkeley essentially served as governor by default.[2]
  18. ^ Lilley died and Weeks acted as governor, rendering the office vacant for the remainder of the term.
  19. ^ Bingham resigned and Trumbull acted as governor for the remainder of the term; as president pro tempore of the senate, Brainard succeeded Trumbull.
  20. ^ Represented the Republican Party.
  21. ^ Baldwin resigned and Snow acted as governor; the office remained vacant for the remainder of the term.
  22. ^ McConaughy died and Shannon acted as governor; as president pro tempore of the senate, Parsons succeeded Shannon.
  23. ^ First term under a constitution amendment which lengthened terms to four years.
  24. ^ Ribicoff resigned and Dempsey acted as governor for the remainder of his term; as president pro tempore of the senate, Armentano succeeded Dempsey.
  25. ^ Tedesco resigned to take a seat on the Connecticut Superior Court; as president pro tempore of the senate, Doocy succeeded him.
  26. ^ Hull resigned to take a seat on the Connecticut Superior Court; as president pro tempore of the senate, Cashman succeeded him.
  27. ^ Grasso resigned and O'Neill succeeded her; as president pro tempore of the senate, Fauliso succeeded O'Neill.
  28. ^ Rowland resigned and Rell succeeded him; as president pro tempore of the senate, Sullivan succeeded Rell.
  29. ^ Bysiewicz's first term expires on January 4, 2023.

References[edit]

Constitutions
  • "Constitution of the State of Connecticut". Connecticut State Library. 1965. Archived from the original on March 23, 2009. Retrieved February 21, 2009.
  • "Constitution of the State of Connecticut". Secretary of the State of Connecticut. 1818. Archived from the original on April 22, 2009. Retrieved February 21, 2009.
  • "Charter of the Colony of Connecticut". National Humanities Institute. 1662. Retrieved February 21, 2009.
Specific
  1. ^ 1662 Charter
  2. ^ "Morgan Gardner Bulkeley". National Governors Association. Retrieved August 29, 2016.

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