Robert K. Killian

Robert K. Killian ( born September 15, 1919 in Hartford, Connecticut, † June 25, 2005 ) was an American politician. Between 1975 and 1979 he was Deputy Governor of the State of Connecticut.


Robert Killian attended until 1942, the Union College in Schenectady, New York. During the Second World War, he served four years in the United States Army. He was employed in the Pacific. For his military services he received several awards, including the Purple Heart. After a subsequent law degree from Harvard University and his 1948 was admitted as a lawyer, he worked in a law firm in Hartford in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. In 1963 he was a local leader of his party for Hartford. Between 1967 and 1975 he held the office of the Attorney General of his state.

1974 Killian was elected to the side of Ella T. Grasso for Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut. This post he held between 1975 and 1979. Yet he was Deputy Governor and Chairman of the State Senate. During this time, he fell out with Grasso. Therefore, he resigned in 1978 in his party's primary for the gubernatorial election against them to, but failed. Through this candidacy, he also lost a further nomination for the office of Lieutenant Governor. Had he kept this, he would be in 1980 after the resignation of Grasso's automatic governor of Connecticut has become.

Over more than ten years was Killian chairman of the Hartford Civic Center and Coliseum Commission. He died on 25 June 2005 in his hometown of Hartford.