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Jonathan Trumbull

Governor of Connecticut , senator

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