George G. Sill

George Griswold Sill ( born October 26, 1829 in Windsor, Connecticut, † May 19 1907 in Hartford, Connecticut ) was an American politician. Between 1873 and 1877 he was Deputy Governor of the State of Connecticut.


George Sill attended the Ellington Academy. He then completed 1848-1852 Yale University. After a subsequent law degree, he was admitted to the bar in 1856. At the beginning of the civil war he set up a company from Connecticut, he then served in the army of the Union with the. Privately, he became a successful businessman who led several companies. He was, among other things, president of the Hartford Governor Company and director of the Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company. Politically, he was originally a member of the Republican Party. In 1872 he switched to the Democrats.

Sill was elected in 1873 on the side of Charles Roberts Ingersoll for Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut. This office he held by annual re- elections 1873-1877. Yet he was Deputy Governor and Chairman of the State Senate. He was the last Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut, the respective term of office was limited to one year. Since 1877, the Governors and Deputy Governors of that State were elected for two years.

Between 1888 and 1892 George Sill was Attorney for the District of Connecticut. He died on 19 May 1907 in his home in Hartford.