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Political party strength in Connecticut

The following table indicates the party of elected officials in the U.S. state of Connecticut:

The table also indicates the historical party composition in the:

For years in which a presidential election was held, the table indicates which party's nominees received the state's electoral votes.

The parties are as follows:       American (A),       American Republican (AR),       A Connecticut Party (C),       Democratic (D),       Democratic-Republican (DR),       Federalist (F),       Free Soil (FS),       Independent Democrat (ID),       Jackson (J),       no party (N),       National Republican including both Adams Faction (Adams) and Anti-Jacksonian (Anti-J) (NR),       National Union (NU),       Opposition (O),       Republican (R),       Toleration Republican (TR),       Whig (W), and       a tie or coalition within a group of elected officials.

Year Executive offices General Assembly United States Congress Electoral College votes
Governor Lieutenant Governor Secretary of the State Attorney General Treasurer Comptroller State Senate State House U.S. Senator (Class I) U.S. Senator (Class III) U.S. House
1639 John Haynes[1] Theophilus Eaton[2] Roger Ludlow[3] Edward Hopkins no such office Thomas Welles
1640 Edward Hopkins[1] John Haynes[3]
1641 John Haynes[1] [3] Thomas Welles William Whiting
1642 George Wyllys[1] Roger Ludlow[3]
1643 John Haynes[1] Edward Hopkins[3]
1644 Edward Hopkins[1] John Haynes[3]
1645 John Haynes[1] Edward Hopkins[3]
1646 Edward Hopkins[1] John Haynes[3]
1647 John Haynes[1] Edward Hopkins[3]
1648 Edward Hopkins[1] Roger Ludlow[3] John Cullick Thomas Welles
1649 John Haynes[1] Edward Hopkins[3]
1650 Edward Hopkins[1] John Haynes[3]
1651 John Haynes[1] Edward Hopkins[3]
1652 Edward Hopkins[1] John Haynes[3] John Talcott, Sr.
1653 John Haynes[1] Edward Hopkins[3]
1654 Edward Hopkins[1] Thomas Welles[3]
1655 Thomas Welles[1] John Webster[3]
1656 John Webster[1] Thomas Welles[3]
1657 John Winthrop, Jr.[1]
1658 Thomas Welles[1] Francis Newman[2] John Winthrop, Jr.[3] Daniel Clark
1659 John Winthrop, Jr.[1]
1660 John Mason[3] John Talcott, Jr.
1661 William Leete[2][4]
1664 John Allyn
1665 Daniel Clark
1666 John Winthrop, Jr.[1][5]
1667 John Allyn
1669 William Leete[3]
1676 William Leete[1] Robert Treat[3] William Pitkin
1679 Joseph Whiting
1683 Robert Treat[1][6] James Bishop[3]
1687 Robert Treat[1][6] Edmund Andros[1][7]
1689 Robert Treat[1][6]
1692 William Jones[3]
1696 Eleazer Kimberly
1698 Fitz-John Winthrop[1] Robert Treat[3]
1708 Gurdon Saltonstall[1] Nathan Gold[3]
1709 William Whiting
Caleb Stanly
1712 Richard Lord
Hezekiah Wyllys
1718 John Whiting
1724 Joseph Talcott[1] Joseph Talcott[3]
1725 Jonathan Law[3]
1735 George Wyllys
1741 Jonathan Law[1] Roger Wolcott[3]
1750 Roger Wolcott[1] Thomas Fitch[3] Nathaniel Stanly
1754 Thomas Fitch[1] William Pitkin[3]
1756 Joseph Talcott
1766 William Pitkin[1] Jonathan Trumbull[3]
1769 Jonathan Trumbull[1] Matthew Griswold[3] John Lawrence
1776 Jonathan Trumbull (N)[8] Matthew Griswold (F)
1784 Matthew Griswold (F) Samuel Huntington (F)
1786 Samuel Huntington (F)[9] Oliver Wolcott (F)
1788 Y
1789 Jedediah Huntington William S. Johnson (Pro-Admin) Oliver Ellsworth (Pro-Admin) 5 Pro-Admin
1790 Peter Colt
1792 Roger Sherman (F) George Washington and John Adams (N) Green tickY
1793 4Pro-Admin, 3F
1794 Andrew Kingsbury Stephen M. Mitchell (F)
1795 Jonathan Trumbull, Jr. (F) 7F
1796 Oliver Wolcott (F)[9][10] Jonathan Trumbull, Jr. (F) Samuel Wyllys Uriah Tracy (F) John Adams Green tickY and Thomas Pinckney (F) Red XN[11]
Jonathan Trumbull, Jr. (F)[9][10] John Treadwell (F) James Hillhouse (F)
1800 John Adams and Charles C. Pinckney (F) Red XN
1804 Charles C. Pinckney and Rufus King (F) Red XN
1806 Elisha Colt
1808 Chauncey Goodrich (F) Charles C. Pinckney and Rufus King (F) Red XN
John Treadwell (F)[10] Roger Griswold (F)
1810 Thomas Day Samuel W. Dana (F)
1811 Roger Griswold (F)[9] John Cotton Smith (F)
John Cotton Smith (F)[10] vacant DeWitt Clinton and Jared Ingersoll (F) Red XN
1813 Chauncey Goodrich (F)[9]
1814 David Daggett (F)
1816 Jonathan Ingersoll (DR)[9] Rufus King and John Eager Howard (F) Red XN
1817 Oliver Wolcott, Jr. (TR)
1818 Isaac Spencer 6F, 1DR
1819 James Thomas James Lanman (DR) 5DR, 2F
1820 James Monroe and Daniel D. Tompkins (DR) Green tickY
1821 Elijah Boardman (DR) 7 DR
1823 vacant 6 Anti-J
1824 Henry W. Edwards (DR) John Quincy Adams and John C. Calhoun (DR) Green tickY
1825 Calvin Willey (Adams)
1827 Gideon Tomlinson (DR)[12] John Samuel Peters (DR) Samuel A. Foot (Anti-J)
1828 John Quincy Adams and Richard Rush (NR) Red XN
1830 Elisha Phelps (NR)
John Samuel Peters (NR) [10] vacant Gideon Tomlinson (Anti-J)
1832 Henry Clay and John Sergeant (NR) Red XN
1833 Henry W. Edwards (D) Ebenezer Stoddard (D) Nathan Smith (W)
1834 Samuel A. Foot (W) Thaddeus Betts (W) Roger Huntington (W)
1835 Henry W. Edwards (D) Ebenezer Stoddard (D) Royal R. Hinman (W) Jeremiah Brown Gideon Welles (D) 6J, 1D
1836 William Field (D) John M. Niles (DR) Martin Van Buren and Richard M. Johnson (D) Green tickY
1837 Perry Smith (D) 6D
1838 William W. Ellsworth (W) Charles Hawley (W) Hiram Ryder (W) Henry Kilbourn (W)
1839 20W, 1D 146W, 39D Thaddeus Betts (W) 6W
1840 William Henry Harrison and John Tyler (W) Green tickY
1841 Jabez W. Huntington (W)
1842 Chauncey Fitch Cleveland (D) William S. Holabird (D) Noah A. Phelps (D) Jabez L. White, Jr. (D) Gideon Welles (D)
1843 John M. Niles (D) 4D
1844 Roger Sherman Baldwin (W) Reuben Booth (W) Daniel P. Tyler (W) Joseph B. Gilbert (W) Abijah Carrington (W) Henry Clay and Theodore Frelinghuysen (W) Red XN
1845 4W
1846 Isaac Toucey (D)[13] Noyes Billings (D)[13] Charles W. Bradley (D) Alonzo W. Birge (D) Mason Cleveland (D)
1847 Clark Bissell (W) Charles J. McCurdy (W) John B. Robertson (W) Joseph B. Gilbert (W) Abijah Catlin (W) 13W, 8D 119W, 100 D, 1I
1848 117W, 102 D, 1I Roger Sherman Baldwin (W) Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore (W) Green tickY
1849 Joseph Trumbull (W) Thomas Backus (W) Roger H. Mills (W) Henry D. Smith (D) Truman Smith (W) 2D, 1W, 1FS
1850 Thomas H. Seymour (D)[14] Charles H. Pond (D) Hiram Weed (D) Rufus G Pinney (D)
John P. C. Mather (D)
1851 Green Kendrick (W) Thomas Clark (W) Isaac Toucey (D) 3D, 1W
1852 Charles H. Pond (D) Edwin Stearns (D) Franklin Pierce and William R. King (D) Green tickY
Charles H. Pond (D)[15] vacant Francis Gillette (FS) 4D
1854 Henry Dutton (W) Alexander H. Holley (W) Oliver H. Perry (W) Daniel Camp (W) John Dunham (W)
1855 William T. Minor (A) William Field (FS) Nehemiah D. Sperry (A) Arthur B. Calef Alexander Merrell Lafayette S. Foster (O) 4A
1856 Albert Day (AR) Frederick P. Coe (A) Edward Prentis (A) John C. Frémont and William L. Dayton (R) Red XN
1857 Alexander H. Holley (R) Alfred A. Burnham (R) Orville H. Platt (AR) Frederick S. Wildman (R) Joseph G. Lamb (A) James Dixon (R) 2D, 2R
1858 William A. Buckingham (AR) Julius Catlin (AR) John Boyd (R) Lucius J. Hendee (AR) William H. Buell (R)
1859 4R
1860 Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin (R) Green tickY
1861 Benjamin Douglas (R) James Hammond Trumbull (R) Ezra Dean (R) Leman W. Cutler (R) 2D, 2R
1862 Roger Averill (NU) Gabriel W. Coit (NU)
1863 3R, 1D
1864 Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson (NU) Green tickY
1865 11R, 10D 124R, 114D 4R
1866 Joseph R. Hawley (R) Oliver F. Winchester (R) Leverett E. Pease (NU) Henry G. Taintor (R) Robbins Battell (R)
1867 James E. English (D) Ephraim H. Hyde (D) Edward S. Moseley (D) Jesse Olney (D) Orris S. Ferry (R) 2D, 2R
1868 Ulysses S. Grant and Schuyler Colfax (R) Green tickY
1869 Marshall Jewell (R) Francis Wayland (R) Hiram Appleman (R) David P. Nichols (R) James W. Manning (R) William A. Buckingham (R) 3R, 1D
1870 James E. English (D) Julius Hotchkiss (D) Thomas M. Waller (D) Charles M. Pond Seth S. Logan (D)
1871 Marshall Jewell (R) Morris Tyler (R) Hiram Appleman (R) David P. Nichols (R) James W. Manning (R)
1872 Ulysses S. Grant and Henry Wilson (R) Green tickY
1873 Charles R. Ingersoll (D) George G. Sill (D) D. W. Edgecomb (R) William E. Raymond (D) Alfred R. Goodrich (D)
Marvin H. Sanger (D)
1874 William W. Eaton (D)
1875 James E. English (D) 3D, 1R
1876 Samuel J. Tilden and Thomas A. Hendricks (D) Red XN
1877 Richard D. Hubbard (D) Francis Loomis (D) Dwight Morris (D) Edwin A. Buck (D) Charles C. Hubbard (D) William H. Barnum (D)
1879 Charles B. Andrews (R) David Gallup (R) David Torrance (R) Talmadge Baker Chauncey Howard (R) 14R, 7D 142R, 101D, 1I, 1GB Orville H. Platt (R) 3R, 1D
1880 James A. Garfield and Chester A. Arthur (R) Green tickY
1881 Hobart B. Bigelow (R) William H. Bulkeley (R) Charles E. Searls (R) David P. Nichols (R) Wheelock Batcheller (R) Joseph W. Hawley (R)
1882 James D. Smith (R)
1883 Thomas M. Waller (D) George G. Summer (D) D. Ward Northrop (D) Alfred R. Goodrich (D) Frank D. Sloat (R) 3D, 1R
1884 Grover Cleveland and Thomas A. Hendricks (D) Green tickY
1885 Henry B. Harrison (R) Lorrin A. Cooke (R) Charles A. Russell (R) V. B. Chamberlain (R) Luzerne I. Munson (R) 2D, 2R
1887 Phineas C. Lounsbury (R) James L. Howard (R) Leverett M. Hubbard (R) Alexander Warner (R) Thomas Clark (R) 3D, 1R
1888 Grover Cleveland and Allen G. Thurman (D) Red XN
1889 [16] Samuel E. Merwin (R) R. Jay Walsh (R) E. Stevens Henry (R) John B. Wright (R) 3R, 1D
1891 Nicholas Staub (D) 3D, 1R
1892 Grover Cleveland and Adlai E. Stevenson (D) Green tickY
1893 Luzon B. Morris (D) Ernest Cady (D) John J. Phelan (D) Marvin H. Sanger (D)
1895 Owen Vincent Coffin (R) Lorrin A. Cooke (R) William C. Mowry (R) George W. Hodge (R) Benjamin P. Mead (R) 4R
1896 William McKinley and Garret Hobart (R) Green tickY
1897 Lorrin A. Cooke (R) James D. Dewell (R) Charles Phelps (R) Charles W. Grosvenor (R)
1899 George E. Lounsbury (R) Lyman A. Mills (R) Huber Clark (R) Charles Phelps (R) Charles S. Mersick (R) Thompson S. Grant (R)
1900 William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt (R) Green tickY
1901 George P. McLean (R) Edwin O. Keeler (R) Charles G. R. Vinal (R) Henry H. Gallup (R) Abiram Chamberlain (R)
1903 Abiram Chamberlain (R) Henry Roberts (R) William A. King (R) William E. Seeley (R) 5R
1904 Theodore Roosevelt and Charles W. Fairbanks (R) Green tickY
1905 Henry Roberts (R) Rollin S. Woodruff (R) Theodore Bodenwein (R) James F. Walsh (R) Asahel W. Mitchell (R) R majority Morgan G. Bulkeley (R) Frank B. Brandegee (R)
1907 Rollin S. Woodruff (R) Everett J. Lake (R) Marcus H. Holcomb (R) Freeman F. Patten (R) Thomas D. Bradstreet (R)
1908 William H. Taft and James S. Sherman (R) Green tickY
1909 [9] Frank B. Weeks (R) Matthew H. Rogers (R)
Frank B. Weeks (R)[15] vacant
1910 John H. Light (R)
1911 Simeon E. Baldwin (D) Dennis A. Blakeslee (R) Costello Lippitt (R) George P. McLean (R) 4R, 1D
1912 Woodrow Wilson and Thomas R. Marshall (D) Green tickY
1913 Lyman T. Tingier (D) Albert Phillips (D) Edward S. Roberts (D) Daniel P. Dunn (D) 5D
1915 Marcus H. Holcomb (R) Clifford B. Wilson (R) Charles D. Burnes (R) George E. Hinnman (R) F. S. Chamberlain (R) Morris C. Webster (R) 5R
1916 Charles E. Hughes and Charles W. Fairbanks (R) Red XN
1917 Frederick L. Perry (R) 4R, 1D
1919 Frank E. Healy (R) G. Harold Gilpatric (R)
1920 Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge (R) Green tickY
1921 Everett J. Lake (R) Charles A. Templeton (R) Donald J. Warner (R) Harvey P. Bissell (R) 5R
1923 Charles A. Templeton (R) Hiram Bingham III (R) Francis A. Pallotti (R) Frederick M. Salmon (R) 4R, 1D
1924 Anson T. McCook (R) Calvin Coolidge and Charles G. Dawes (R) Green tickY
1925 Hiram Bingham III (R)[12] John H. Trumbull (R) Ernest E. Rogers (R) Hiram Bingham III (R) 5R
John H. Trumbull (R)[10] J. Edwin Brainard (R)
1927 Benjamin W. Alling (R)
1928 Herbert Hoover and Charles Curtis (R) Green tickY
1929 Ernest E. Rogers (R) William L. Higgins (R) Samuel R. Spencer (R) Frederic C. Walcott (R)
1931 Wilbur Lucius Cross (D) Samuel R. Spencer (R) Warren B. Burrows (R) Roy C. Wilcox (R) 3R, 2D
1932 Herbert Hoover and Charles Curtis (R) Red XN
1933 Roy C. Wilcox (R) John A. Danaher (R) J. William Hope (R) Anson F. Keeler (R) Augustine Lonergan (D) 4R, 2D
1935 T. Frank Hayes (D) C. John Satti (D) Edward J. Daly (D) John S. Addis (D) Charles C. Swartz (D) Francis T. Maloney (D) 4D, 2R
1936 Franklin Roosevelt and John Nance Garner (D) Green tickY
1937 Charles J. McLaughlin (D) Thomas Hewes (D) 6D
1938 Dennis P. O'Connor (D) Guy B. Holt (D)
1939 Raymond E. Baldwin (R) James L. McConaughy (R) Sara B. Crawford (R) Francis A. Pallotti (R) Joseph E. Talbot (R) Fred R. Zeller (R) John A. Danaher (R) 4R, 2D
1940 Franklin Roosevelt and Henry A. Wallace (D) Green tickY
1941 Robert A. Hurley (D) Odell Shepard (D) Chase G. Woodhouse (D) Frank M. Anastasio (D) John M. Dowe (D) 6D
1942 5D, 1R
1943 Raymond E. Baldwin (R)[12] William L. Hadden (R) Frances B. Redick (R) Carl M. Sharpe (R) Fred R. Zeller (R) 6R
1944 Franklin Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman (D) Green tickY
1945 Wilbert Snow (D) Charles J. Prestia (D) William L. Hadden (R) William T. Carroll (D) John M. Dowe (D) Thomas C. Hart (R) Brien McMahon (D) 4D, 2R
Wilbert Snow (D)[15] vacant Raymond S. Thatcher (D)
1947 James L. McConaughy (R)[9] James C. Shannon (R) Frances B. Redick (R) Joseph A. Adorno (R) Fred R. Zeller (R) Raymond E. Baldwin (R) 6R
James C. Shannon (R)[15] Robert E. Parsons (R) Thomas E. Dewey and Earl Warren (R) Red XN
1949 Chester Bowles (D) William T. Carroll (D) Winifred McDonald (D) Raymond S. Thatcher (D) 3D, 3R
1950 William Benton (D)
1951 John Davis Lodge (R) Edward N. Allen (R) Alice K. Leopold (R) George C. Conway (R) Fred R. Zeller (R) William A. Purtell (R) 4R, 2D
1952 Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon (R) Green tickY
1953 William A. Purtell (R) Prescott Bush (R) 5R, 1D
Charles B. Keats (R) William L. Beers (R)
1955 Abraham A. Ribicoff (D)[17] Charles W. Jewett (D) Mildred P. Allen (R) John J. Bracken (R) John Ottaviano, Jr. (R)
1957 6R
1959 John Dempsey (D) Ella T. Grasso (D) Albert L. Coles (D) John A. Speziale (D) Raymond S. Thatcher (D) Thomas J. Dodd (D) 6D
1960 John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson (D) Green tickY
1961 Donald J. Irwin (D) 4D, 2R
John Dempsey (D) Anthony J. Armentano (D)
1963 Samuel J. Tedesco (D) Harold M. Mulvey (D) Gerald A. Lamb (D) Abraham Ribicoff (D) 5D, 1R
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson and Hubert Humphrey (D) Green tickY
1965 Fred Doocy (D) 6D
1966 James J. Casey (D)
1967 Attilio R. Frassinelli (D) Robert K. Killian (D) Louis Gladstone (D) D majority 5D, 1R
1968 Hubert Humphrey and Edmund Muskie (D) Red XN
1969 24D, 12R 110D, 67R 4D, 2R
1970 John A. Iorio (D) 3D, 3R
1971 Thomas J. Meskill (R) T. Clark Hull (R) Gloria Schaffer (D) Robert I. Berdon (R) Nathan G. Agostinelli (R) 19D, 17R 99D, 78R Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. (R) 4D, 2R
1972 Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew (R) Green tickY
1973 Peter L. Cashman (R) Alden A. Ives (R) 23R, 13D 93R, 58D 3D, 3R
1975 Ella T. Grasso (D)[18] Robert K. Killian (D) Carl R. Ajello (D) Henry E. Parker (D) J. Edgar Caldwell (D) 29D, 7R 118D, 33R 4D, 2R
1976 Gerald Ford and Bob Dole (R) Red XN
1977 22D, 14R 93D, 58R
Henry S. Cohn (D)
1979 William O'Neill (D) Barbara B. Kennelly (D)[19] 26D, 10R 103D, 48R 5D, 1R
William O'Neill (D)[10] Joseph J. Fauliso (D) Y
1981 23D, 13R 83D, 68R Christopher Dodd (D) 4D, 2R
Maura L. Melley (D)
1983 Julia Tashjian (D) Joe Lieberman (D) 88D, 63R
1985 24R, 12D 85R, 66D 3D, 3R
1986 Joan R. Kemler (D)
1987 Francisco L. Borges (D) 25D, 11R 92D, 59R
1988 George Bush and Dan Quayle (R) Green tickY
1989 Clarine Nardi Riddle (D) 23D, 13R 88D, 63R Joe Lieberman (D)
1991 Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. (C) Eunice Groark (C) Pauline Kezer (R) Richard Blumenthal (D) Bill Curry (D) 20D, 16R 89D, 62R
1992 Bill Clinton and Al Gore (D) Green tickY
1993 Joseph M. Suggs, Jr. (D) 19D, 17R
1995 John G. Rowland (R)[20] Jodi Rell (R) Miles Rapoport (D) Christopher Burnham (R) Nancy Wyman (D) 19R, 17D 90D, 61R
1997 19D, 17R 97D, 54R 4D, 2R
Paul Silvester (R)[21]
1999 Susan Bysiewicz (D) Denise L. Nappier (D) 95D, 56R
2000 Al Gore and Joe Lieberman (D) Red XN
2001 21D, 15R 100D, 51R 3D, 3R
2003 94D, 57R 3R, 2D
2004 John Kerry and John Edwards (D) Red XN
Jodi Rell (R)[10] Kevin Sullivan (D)[22]
2005 24D, 12R 99D, 52R
2007 Michael Fedele (R) 24D, 12R 106D, 45R Joe Lieberman (ID) 4D, 1R
2008 23D, 13R[23] 107D, 44R Barack Obama and Joe Biden (D) Green tickY
2009 24D, 12R 113D, 38R 5D
2010 114D, 37R
2011 Dannel Malloy (D) Nancy Wyman (D) Denise Merrill (D) George Jepsen (D) Kevin Lembo (D) 22D, 14R 100D, 51R Richard Blumenthal (D)
2013 98D, 53R Chris Murphy (D)
2015 21D, 15R 87D, 64R
Year Governor Lieutenant Governor Secretary of the State Attorney General Treasurer Comptroller State Senate State House U.S. Senator (Class I) U.S. Senator (Class III) U.S. House Electoral College votes
Executive offices General Assembly United States Congress


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai Governor of the Colony of Connecticut.
  2. ^ a b c Governor of the Colony of New Haven.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag Deputy Governor of the Colony of Connecticut.
  4. ^ When the Colony of Connecticut and the Colony of New Haven, merged by Royal Charter in 1662, became one government.
  5. ^ Was governor of the combined Connecticut Colony in 1662. However, the regime change did not include an election for governor; Winthrop was merely retained in his position. The merger took three years to complete, during which time William Leete remained in New Haven.
  6. ^ a b c De jure 1683-1698; de facto 1683-1687.
  7. ^ De facto; as part of the Dominion of New England.
  8. ^ In 1776; the royal government was discarded for state government without a gubernatorial election.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h Died in office.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h As lieutenant governor, filled unexpired term, and was later elected in their own right.
  11. ^ Prior to the 12th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the Vice President was the candidate with the second most electoral votes, thus Thomas Jefferson, the Democratic Republican candidate for President was elected Vice-President.
  12. ^ a b c Resigned to take an elected seat in the United States Senate.
  13. ^ a b Lost election, but was appointed by state legislature.
  14. ^ Resigned to become ambassador to Russia.
  15. ^ a b c d As lieutenant governor, filled unexpired term.
  16. ^ Bulkeley was technically unelected from 1890 on. He did not run for re-election in 1890, but due to such a close contest and controversies, the results were not certified, and the legislature spent two years debating the issue; Bulkeley essentially served as governor by default.
  17. ^ Resigned to become United States Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare.
  18. ^ Resigned for reasons of health on December 31, 1980.
  19. ^ Elected to United States House of Representatives.
  20. ^ Resigned effective July 1, 2004.
  21. ^ In 1997 Governor John Rowland appointed Silvester to fill a vacancy in the treasurer's office.
  22. ^ As president pro tempore of the state Senate, ascended to office upon resignation of successor in 2004.
  23. ^ Republican Bob Russo was elected in a special election on March 11, 2008.

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