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Jonathan Trumbull

Jonathan Trumbull, American senator, governor of Connecticut. member United States House of Representatives (Federalist) from Connecticut, lst-3d congresses, 1789-1795, speaker, 1791-1793; member United States Senate from Connecticut, 1795-1796.

Background

  • Trumbull, Jonathan was born on March 26, 1740 in Lebanon, Connecticut, United States. Son of Jonathan and Faith (Robinson) Trumbull.

  • Education

    • Graduated from Harvard, 1759, Master of Arts, 1762.

    Career

    • Selectman of Lebanon, 1770-1775. Represented Lebanon in Connecticut Legislature, 1774, 75, 79, 80, 88, speaker, 1788. Paymaster forces of New York department Continental Army, 1775-1778.

      1st United States comptroller of treasury, 1778-1779. Secretary to George Washington, 1781-1783. Member United States House of Representatives (Federalist) from Connecticut, lst-3d congresses, 1789-1795, speaker, 1791-1793.

      Member United States Senate from Connecticut, 1795-1796. Deputy governor Connecticut, 1796, governor, 1797-1809. Leader Federalist Party in Conn.

    Membership

    Member United States House of Representatives (Federalist) from Connecticut, lst-3d congresses, 1789-1795, speaker, 1791-1793. Member United States Senate from Connecticut, 1795-1796.

    Connections

    • Married Eunice Backus, March 1767, 5 children including John.
    • father: Jonathan Trumbull
    • mother: Faith (Robinson) Trumbull
    • spouse: Eunice Backus
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    Died August 7, 1809
    (aged 69)
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