Joseph Trumbull (governor)

Joseph Trumbull ( born December 7, 1782 Hartford, Connecticut; † August 4, 1861 ) was an American politician and governor of the U.S. state of Connecticut. He was a member of the Whig party.

Early years and political rise

Joseph Trumbull was the grandson of Connecticut's Colonial Governor Jonathan Trumbull, Sr. (1769-1784) and the nephew of Connecticut Governor Joseph Trumbull Jr. ( 1797-1809 ). He graduated in 1801 at Yale University, then studied law and then received in 1803 his license to practice law. Trumbull had a successful law practice in Hartford, where he served as president of the Hartford Bank also 1828-1839. He decided rather late to go into politics. In 1832 he ran for a seat in the House of Representatives from Connecticut and won. He was also in 1848 re-elected for another term. Two years later, in 1834, he was selected to fill a vacancy in the U.S. House of Representatives. He then worked until 1835, and 1839-1843.

Governor of Connecticut

Trumbull won the 1849 Governor nomination of the Whigs and was (122 to 110 ) is selected in the same year by a Legislativabstimmung governor of Connecticut. During his tenure, the state regular school was established. Trumbull decided not again for governor to run, but remained active in public service.

Further CV

It was in 1851 again elected House of Representatives in Connecticut. Trumbull died on 4 August 1861, and was buried in the Old North Cemetery in Hartford. He was married twice, once with Harriet Champion and the other time with Eliza B. Storrs. From the compounds were two children.


Joseph Trumbull was awarded in 1849 by Yale University a Doctor of Laws honorary.