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The following is a list of Governors of the State of Connecticut, from the Colonial period through present day.

Governors of the Colony of Hartford, 1639-1662

  • John Haynes 1639-1640
  • Edward Hopkins 1640-1641
  • John Haynes 1641-1642
  • George Wyllys 1642-1643
  • John Haynes 1643-1644
  • Edward Hopkins 1644-1645
  • John Haynes 1645-1646
  • Edward Hopkins 1646-1647
  • John Haynes 1647-1648
  • Edward Hopkins 1648-1649
  • John Haynes 1649-1650
  • Edward Hopkins 1650-1651
  • John Haynes 1651-1652
  • Edward Hopkins 1652-1653
  • John Haynes 1653-1654
  • Edward Hopkins 1654-1655
  • Thomas Welles 1655-1656
  • John Webster 1656-1657
  • John Winthrop, Jr. 1657-1658
  • Thomas Welles 1658-1659
  • John Winthrop, Jr. 1659-1662

Governors of the Colony of Connecticut, 1662-1776

  • John Winthrop, Jr. 1662-1676
  • William Leete 1676-1683
  • Robert Treat 1683-1687
part of the Dominion of New England[?] 1687-1689
  • Robert Treat 1689-1698
  • Fitz-John Winthrop 1698-1707
  • Gurdon Saltonstall 1707-1724
  • Joseph Talcott 1724-1741
  • Jonathan Law 1741-1750
  • Roger Wolcott 1750-1754
  • Thomas Fitch 1754-1766
  • William Pitkin 1766-1769
  • Jonathan Trumbull[?] 1769-1776

Governors of the State of Connecticut, 1776-present

  • Jonathan Trumbull[?] 1776-1784
  • Matthew Griswold 1784-1786
  • Samuel Huntington (Federalist) 1786-1796
  • Oliver Wolcott (Federalist) 1796-1797
  • Jonathan Trumbull, Jr. (Federalist) 1797-1809
  • John Treadwell (Federalist) 1809-1811
  • Roger Griswold (Federalist)1811-1812
  • John Cotton Smith (Federalist) 1812-1817
  • Oliver Wolcott, Jr. (Toleration Party) 1817-1827
  • Gideon Tomlinson (Republican/Democrat) 1827-1831
  • John S. Peters (National Republican[?]) 1831-1833
  • Henry W. Edwards (Democrat) 1833-1834
  • Samuel A. Foot (Whig) 1834-1835
  • Henry W. Edwards (Democrat) 1835-1838
  • William W. Ellsworth (Whig) 1838-1842
  • Chauncey Fitch Cleveland (Democrat) 1842-1844
  • Roger Sherman Baldwin (Whig) 1844-1846
  • Isaac Toucey[?] (Democrat) 1846-1847
  • Clark Bissell (Whig) 1847-1849
  • Joseph Trumbull (Whig) 1849-1850
  • Thomas Hart Seymour (Democrat) 1850-1853
  • Charles H. Pond (Democrat) 1853-1854
  • Henry Dutton (Whig) 1854-1855
  • William T. Minor (American Republican) 1855-57
  • Alexander H. Holley (Republican) 1857-1858
  • William A. Buckingham (Republican) 1858-1866
  • Joseph R. Hawley (Republican) 1866-1867
  • James E. English (Democrat) 1867-1869
  • Marshall Jewell (Republican) 1869-1870
  • James E. English (Democrat) 1870-1871
  • Marshall Jewell (Republican) 1871-1873
  • Charles R. Ingersoll (Democrat) 1873-1877
  • Richard D. Hubbard (Democrat) 1877-1879
  • Charles B. Andrews (Republican) 1879-1881
  • Hobart B. Bigelow (Republican) 1881-1883
  • Thomas M. Waller (Democrat) 1883-1885
  • Henry B. Harrison (Republican) 1885-1887
  • Phineas C. Lounsbury (Republican) 1887-1889
  • Morgan G. Bulkeley (Republican) 1889-1893
  • Luzon B. Morris (Democrat) 1893-1895
  • O. Vincent Coffin (Republican) 1895-1897
  • Lorrin A. Cooke (Republican) 1897-1899
  • George E. Lounsbury (Republican) 1899-1901
  • George P. McLean (Republican) 1901-1903
  • Abiram Chamberlain (Republican) 1903-1905
  • Henry Roberts (Republican) 1905-1907
  • Rollin S. Woodruff (Republican) 1907-1909
  • George L. Lilley (Republican) 1909
  • Frank B. Weeks (Republican) 1909-1911
  • Simeon E. Baldwin (Democrat) 1911-1915
  • Marcus H. Holcomb (Republican) 1915-1921
  • Everett J. Lake (Republican) 1921-1923
  • Charles A. Templeton (Republican) 1923-1925
  • Hiram Bingham[?] (Republican) 1925
  • John H. Trumbull (Republican) 1925-1931
  • Wilbur L. Cross (Democrat) 1931-1939
  • Raymond E. Baldwin (Republican) 1939-1941
  • Robert A. Hurley (Democrat) 1941-1943
  • Raymond E. Baldwin (Republican) 1943-1946
  • Wilbert Snow (Democrat) 1946-1947
  • James L. McConaughy (Republican) 1947-1948
  • James C. Shannon (Republican) 1948-1949
  • Chester Bowles (Democrat) 1949-1951
  • John Davis Lodge (Republican) 1951-1955
  • Abraham A. Ribicoff (Democrat) 1955-1961
  • John N. Dempsey (Democrat) 1961-1971
  • Thomas J. Meskill (Republican) 1971-1975
  • Ella T. Grasso (Democrat) 1975-1980
  • William A. O'Neill (Democrat) 1980-1991
  • Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. (Independent) 1991-1995
  • John G. Rowland[?] (Republican) 1995-present

See also: lists of incumbents



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