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Political party strength in Connecticut

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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.


Year Executive offices
Governor of the
Connecticut Colony
Governor of the
New Haven Colony
Deputy Governor of the
Connecticut Colony
Secretary of State Treasurer
1639 John Haynes Theophilus Eaton Roger Ludlow Edward Hopkins Thomas Welles
1640 Edward Hopkins John Haynes
1641 John Haynes George Wyllys Thomas Welles William Whiting
1642 George Wyllys Roger Ludlow
1643 John Haynes Edward Hopkins
1644 Edward Hopkins John Haynes
1645 John Haynes Edward Hopkins
1646 Edward Hopkins John Haynes
1647 John Haynes Edward Hopkins
1648 Edward Hopkins Roger Ludlow John Cullick Thomas Welles
1649 John Haynes Edward Hopkins
1650 Edward Hopkins John Haynes
1651 John Haynes Edward Hopkins
1652 Edward Hopkins John Haynes John Talcott Sr.
1653 John Haynes Edward Hopkins
1654 Edward Hopkins Thomas Welles
1655 Thomas Welles John Webster
1656 John Webster Thomas Welles
1657 John Winthrop the Younger
1658 Thomas Welles Francis Newman John Winthrop the Younger Daniel Clark
1659 John Winthrop the Younger
1660 John Mason John Talcott Jr.
1661–1663 William Leete[a]
1664 John Allyn
1665 Daniel Clark
1666 John Winthrop the Younger[b]
1667–1668 John Allyn
1669–1675 William Leete
1676–1678 William Leete Robert Treat William Pitkin
1679–1682 Joseph Whiting
1683–1686 Robert Treat[c] James Bishop
1687–1688 Robert Treat[c] Edmund Andros[d]
1689–1691 Robert Treat[c]
1692–1695 William Jones
1696–1697 Eleazer Kimberly
1698–1707 Fitz-John Winthrop Robert Treat
1708 Gurdon Saltonstall Nathan Gold
1709 William Whiting
Caleb Stanly
1712 Richard Lord
Hezekiah Wyllys
1718–1723 John Whiting
1724 Joseph Talcott Joseph Talcott
1725–1734 Jonathan Law
1735–1740 George Wyllys
1741–1749 Jonathan Law Roger Wolcott
1750–1753 Roger Wolcott Thomas Fitch Nathaniel Stanly
1754–1755 Thomas Fitch William Pitkin
1756–1765 Joseph Talcott
1766–1768 William Pitkin Jonathan Trumbull
1769–1775 Jonathan Trumbull Matthew Griswold John Lawrence
Year Governor of the
Connecticut Colony
Governor of the
New Haven Colony
Deputy Governor of the
Connecticut Colony
Secretary of State Treasurer
Executive offices


Year Executive offices General Assembly[1] United States Congress Electoral
Governor Lt. Governor Secretary of State Treasurer Comptroller State Senate State House U.S. Senator
(Class I)
U.S. Senator
(Class III)
1776 Jonathan Trumbull (I)[e] Matthew Griswold (F) George Wyllys John Lawrence
1784 Matthew Griswold (F) Samuel Huntington (F)
1786 Samuel Huntington (F)[f] Oliver Wolcott (F)
1789 Jedediah Huntington F majority F majority Oliver Ellsworth (PA) William S. Johnson (PA) 5PA Washington/
Adams (I) Green tickY
1790 Peter Colt
1792 Roger Sherman (PA) Washington/
Adams (I) Green tickY
1793 7PA
1794 Andrew Kingsbury Stephen Mix Mitchell (PA)
1795 Oliver Ellsworth (F) Jonathan Trumbull Jr. (F) 7F
1796 Oliver Wolcott (F)[g][f] Jonathan Trumbull Jr. (F) Samuel Wyllys James Hillhouse (F) Uriah Tracy (F) Adams Green tickY/
T. Pinckney (F) Red XN[h]
Jonathan Trumbull Jr. (F)[g][f] John Treadwell (F)
1800 12F F majority Adams/
C. C. Pinckney (F) Red XN
162F, 27DR
1801 153F, 36DR
149F, 40DR
1802 136F, 55DR
125F, 60DR
1803 145F, 48DR
130F, 63DR
1804 117F, 78DR C. C. Pinckney/
King (F) Red XN
132F, 63DR
1805 127F, 68DR
134F, 61DR
1806 Elisha Colt 123F, 72DR
136F, 61DR
1807 131F, 63DR, 3 vac.
121F, 76DR, 1 vac.
1808 136F, 61DR, 1 vac. Chauncey Goodrich (F) C. C. Pinckney/
King (F) Red XN
144F, 54DR, 1 vac.
1809 156F, 43DR
John Treadwell (F)[g] Roger Griswold (F) 148F, 50DR, 1 vac.
1810 Thomas Day 143F, 56DR Samuel W. Dana (F)
134F, 65DR
1811 Roger Griswold (F)[f] John Cotton Smith (F) 139F, 60DR
1812 147F, 52DR
John Cotton Smith (F)[g] vacant 161F, 38DR Clinton/
Ingersoll (F) Red XN
1813 Chauncey Goodrich (F)[f] 163F, 37DR
1814 F majority David Daggett (F)
139F, 61DR
1815 140F, 60DR
143F, 60DR
1816 Jonathan Ingersoll (TR)[f] 116F, 90TR King/
Howard (F) Red XN
111F, 90TR
1817 Oliver Wolcott Jr. (TR) 105TR, 96F
128TR, 73F
1818 Isaac Spencer 7TR, 5F 129TR, 72F 6F, 1DR
115TR, 86F
1819 James Thomas 12TR 119TR, 82F[i] James Lanman (DR) 5DR, 2F
1820 129TR, 73F Monroe/
Tompkins (DR) Green tickY
1821 TR majority Elijah Boardman (DR) 7DR
1822 TR majority
1823 David Plant (NR) TR majority 6DR
1824 NR majority Henry W. Edwards (DR) Adams/
Calhoun (DR) Green tickY
1825 NR majority NR majority Henry W. Edwards (J) Calvin Willey (NR) 6NR
1826 NR majority NR majority
1827 Gideon Tomlinson (DR) John Samuel Peters (NR) NR majority NR majority Samuel A. Foot (NR)
1828 Gideon Tomlinson (NR)[j] NR majority NR majority Adams/
Rush (NR) Red XN
1829 NR majority NR majority
1830 Elisha Phelps (NR) NR majority J majority
1831 NR majority NR majority
John Samuel Peters (NR)[g] vacant Gideon Tomlinson (NR)
1832 NR majority NR majority Clay/
Sergeant (NR) Red XN
1833 Henry W. Edwards (D) Ebenezer Stoddard (D) 17J, 4NR 129J, 35NR, 24A-M, 14? Nathan Smith (NR)
1834 Samuel A. Foot (W) Thaddeus Betts (W) Roger Huntington (W) 16NR, 5J 82NR, 80J, 30A-M, 9I[k]
1835 Henry W. Edwards (D) Ebenezer Stoddard (D) Royal R. Hinman (W) Jeremiah Brown (W) Gideon Welles (D) 16D, 5W 126D, 80W 6J, 1D
1836 William Field (D) 17D, 4W 130D, 71W John Milton Niles (J) Van Buren/
Johnson (D) Green tickY
1837 14D, 7W 110D, 79W John Milton Niles (D) Perry Smith (D) 6D
1838 William W. Ellsworth (W) Charles Hawley (W) Hiram Ryder (W) Henry Kilbourn (W) 20W, 1D 158W, 42D, 6Cons
1839 13W, 8D 107W, 87D, 2Cons Thaddeus Betts (W) 6W
1840 18W, 3D 143W, 63D, 8? Harrison/
Tyler (W) Green tickY
1841 20W, 1D 116W, 57D, 41 vac. 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) 14D, 7W 124D, 55W
1843 16D, 5W 113D, 75W John Milton Niles (D) 4D
1844 Roger Sherman Baldwin (W) Reuben Booth (W) Daniel P. Tyler (W) Joseph B. Gilbert (W) Abijah Carrington (W) 16W, 5D 112W, 77D Clay/
Frelinghuysen (W) Red XN
1845 16W, 5D 112W, 77D, 1Lty 4W
1846 Isaac Toucey (D)[l] Noyes Billings (D)[l] Charles W. Bradley (D) Alonzo W. Birge (D) Mason Cleveland (D) 11D, 10W 116D, 103W, 1Lty
1847 Clark Bissell (W) Charles J. McCurdy (W) John Brownlee Robertson (W) Joseph B. Gilbert (W) Abijah Catlin (W) 13W, 8D 119W, 100D, 1I
1848 117W, 102D, 1Lty Roger Sherman
Fillmore (W) Green tickY
1849 Joseph Trumbull (W) Thomas Backus (W) Roger H. Mills (W) Henry D. Smith (D) 11D, 6W, 4FS 108W, 95D, 19FS[m] Truman Smith (W) 2D, 1W, 1FS
1850 Thomas H. Seymour (D)[n] Charles H. Pond (D) Hiram Weed (D) Rufus G. Pinney (D) 12D, 6W, 3FS 111D, 97W, 14FS[o]
John P. C. Mather (D)
1851 Green Kendrick (W) Thomas Clark (W) 12W, 8D, 1FS 110D, 107W, 5FS, 2I[p] Isaac Toucey (D) 3D, 1W
1852 Charles H. Pond (D) Edwin Stearns (D) 14D, 6W, 1FS 130D, 85W, 7FS, 3I Pierce/
King (D) Green tickY
1853 15D, 6W 144D, 77W, 4FS, 2 vac. Francis Gillette (FS) 4D
Charles H. Pond (D)[q] vacant
1854 Henry Dutton (W) Alexander H. Holley (W) Oliver H. Perry (W) Daniel Camp (W) John Dunham (W) 16W, 5D 119W, 89D, 10FS, 1I
1855 William T. Minor (KN) William Field (FS) Nehemiah D. Sperry (KN) Arthur B. Calef (KN) Alexander Merrell (KN) 16KN, 4D, 1W 163KN, 65D[r] Lafayette S. Foster (O) 4KN
1856 Albert Day (KN) Frederick P. Coe (KN) Edward Prentis (KN) 13O, 8D 127O, 105D Frémont/
Dayton (R) Red XN
1857 Alexander H. Holley (R) Alfred A. Burnham (R) Orville H. Platt (R) Frederick S. Wildman (R) Joseph G. Lamb (KN) 15R, 6D 139R, 93D James Dixon (R) 2D, 2R
1858 William A. Buckingham (R) Julius Catlin (R) John Boyd (R) Lucius J. Hendee (KN) William H. Buell (R) 146R, 88D
1859 13R, 8D 125R, 109D 4R
1860 14R, 7D 147R, 88D Lincoln/
Hamlin (R) Green tickY
1861 Benjamin Douglas (R) James Hammond Trumbull (R) Ezra Dean (R) Leman W. Cutler (R) 13R, 8D 149R, 86D Lafayette S. Foster (R) 2D, 2R
1862 Roger Averill (U) Gabriel W. Coit (U) 21R 187R, 57D
1863 14R, 7D 139R, 96D, 1I, 1? 3R, 1D
1864 William A. Buckingham (NU) Roger Averill (NU) Gabriel W. Coit (NU) 18R, 3D 155R, 79D Lincoln/
Johnson (NU) Green tickY
1865 21R 158R, 77D 4R
1866 Joseph R. Hawley (R) Oliver Winchester (R) Leverett E. Pease (NU) Henry G. Taintor (R) Robbins Battell (R) 13R, 8D 141R, 94D
1867 James E. English (D) Ephraim H. Hyde (D) Edward S. Moseley (D) Jesse Olney (D) 11R, 10D 127R, 111D Orris S. Ferry (R) 2D, 2R
1868 12R, 9D 129R, 109D Grant/
Colfax (R) Green tickY
1869 Marshall Jewell (R) Francis Wayland (R) Hiram Appleman (R) David P. Nichols (R) James W. Manning (R) 14R, 7D 132R, 106D William A. Buckingham (R) 3R, 1D
1870 James E. English (D) Julius Hotchkiss (D) Thomas M. Waller (D) Charles M. Pond (D) Seth S. Logan (D) 11R, 10D 127R, 109D, 3I
1871 Marshall Jewell (R) Morris Tyler (R) Hiram Appleman (R) David P. Nichols (R) James W. Manning (R) 13R, 8D 129R, 110D
1872 15R, 6D 130R, 111D Grant/
Wilson (R) Green tickY
1873 Charles Roberts Ingersoll (D) George G. Sill (D) D. W. Edgecomb (R) William E. Raymond (D) Alfred R. Goodrich (D) 14R, 7D 132D, 108R, 1I Orris S. Ferry (LR)
Marvin H. Sanger (D)
1874 17D, 4R 143R, 99D Orris S. Ferry (R)
1875 15D, 6R 137D, 107R, 1I William W. Eaton (D) James E. English (D) 3D, 1R
1876 18D, 3R 161D, 85R Tilden/
Hendricks (D) Red XN
1877 Richard D. Hubbard (D) Francis Loomis (D) Dwight Morris (D) Edwin A. Buck (D) Charles C. Hubbard (D) 11R, 10D 141R, 105D William Barnum (D)
1878 13R, 8D 137R, 109D
1879 Charles B. Andrews (R) David Gallup (R) David Torrance (R) Talmadge Baker (R) Chauncey Howard (R) 14R, 7D 143R, 99D, 1GB, 1I, 2 vac. Orville H. Platt (R) 3R, 1D
1880 16R, 5D 162R, 83D, 1GB Garfield/
Arthur (R) Green tickY
1881 Hobart B. Bigelow (R) William H. Bulkeley (R) Charles E. Searls (R) David P. Nichols (R) Wheelock Batcheller (R) 166R, 80D, 1GB, 1I Joseph R. Hawley (R)
1882 James D. Smith (R) 17R, 7D 160R, 89D
1883 Thomas M. Waller (D) George G. Summer (D) D. Ward Northrop (D) Alfred R. Goodrich (D) Frank D. Sloat (R) 13R, 11D 139R, 110D 3D, 1R
1884 15R, 9D 153R, 96D Cleveland/
Hendricks (D) Green tickY
1885 Henry Baldwin Harrison (R) Lorrin A. Cooke (R) Charles Addison Russell (R) V. B. Chamberlain (R) Luzerne I. Munson (R) 17R, 7D 148R, 100D, 1GB 2D, 2R
1886 13R, 11D 131R, 116D, 2I
1887 Phineas C. Lounsbury (R) James L. Howard (R) Leverett M. Hubbard (R) Alexander Warner (R) Thomas Clark (R) 14R, 10D 137R, 109D, 2I, 1vac. 3D, 1R
1888 Cleveland/
Thurman (D) Red XN
1889 Morgan Bulkeley[s] Samuel E. Merwin (R) R. Jay Walsh (R) E. Stevens Henry (R) John B. Wright (R) 17R, 7D 152R, 96D, 1I 3R, 1D
1891 Nicholas Staub (D) 17D, 7R 133R, 116D, 1I, 1vac. 3D, 1R
1892 Cleveland/
Stevenson (D) Green tickY
1893 Luzon B. Morris (D) Ernest Cady (D) John J. Phelan (D) Marvin H. Sanger (D) 12R, 12D [t] 137R, 113D, 1Proh
1895 Owen Vincent Coffin (R) Lorrin A. Cooke (R) William C. Mowry (R) George W. Hodge (R) Benjamin P. Mead (R) 23R, 1D 204R, 46D, 1Pop 4R
1896 McKinley/
Hobart (R) Green tickY
1897 Lorrin A. Cooke (R) James D. Dewell (R) Charles Phelps (R) Charles W. Grosvenor (R) 24R 218R, 29D, 5NatD
Year Governor Lieutenant Governor Secretary of State Treasurer Comptroller State Senate State House U.S. Senator
(Class I)
U.S. Senator
(Class III)
Executive offices General Assembly United States Congress


Year Executive offices General Assembly[3] United States Congress Electoral
Governor Lt. Governor Secretary of State Attorney General Treasurer Comptroller State Senate State House U.S. Senator
(Class I)
U.S. Senator
(Class III)
1899 George E. Lounsbury (R) Lyman A. Mills (R) Huber Clark (R) Charles Phelps (R) Charles S. Mersick (R) Thompson S. Grant (R) 20R, 4D 180R, 69D, 3NatD Joseph R. Hawley (R) Orville H. Platt (R) 4R
1900 McKinley/
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) 22R, 2D 201R, 52D, 1NatD, 1I
1903 Abiram Chamberlain (R) Henry Roberts (R) William A. King (R) William E. Seeley (R) 18R, 6D 187R, 68D 5R
1904 Roosevelt/
Fairbanks (R) Green tickY
1905 Henry Roberts (R) Rollin S. Woodruff (R) Theodore Bodenwein (R) James F. Walsh (R) Asahel W. Mitchell (R) 29R, 6D 219R, 36D Morgan 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) 27R, 8D 189R, 66D
1908 Taft/
Sherman (R) Green tickY
1909 George L. Lilley (R)[f] Frank B. Weeks (R) Matthew H. Rogers (R) 31R, 4D 208R, 47D
Frank B. Weeks (R)[q] vacant
1910 John H. Light (R)
1911 Simeon Eben Baldwin (D) Dennis A. Blakeslee (R) Costello Lippitt (R) 21R, 14D 160R, 98D George P. McLean (R) 4R, 1D
1912 Wilson/
Marshall (D) Green tickY
1913 Lyman T. Tingier (D) Albert Phillips (D) Edward S. Roberts (D) Daniel P. Dunn (D) 21D, 14R 130R, 120D, 6Prog, 2ProgR 5D
1915 Marcus H. Holcomb (R) Clifford B. Wilson (R) Charles D. Burnes (R) George E. Hinman (R) F. S. Chamberlain (R) Morris C. Webster (R) 30R, 5D 196R, 60D, 1Prog, 1I 5R
1916 Hughes/
Fairbanks (R) Red XN
1917 Frederick L. Perry (R) 25R, 10D 194R, 64D 4R, 1D
1919 Frank E. Healy (R) G. Harold Gilpatric (R) 24R, 11D 189R, 69D
1920 Harding/
Coolidge (R) Green tickY
1921 Everett J. Lake (R) Charles A. Templeton (R) Donald J. Warner (R) Harvey P. Bissell (R) 34R, 1D 248R, 13D, 1I 5R
1923 Charles A. Templeton (R) Hiram Bingham III (R) Francis A. Pallotti (R) Frederick M. Salmon (R) 27R, 8D 210R, 52D 4R, 1D
1924 Anson T. McCook (R) Coolidge/
Dawes (R) Green tickY
1925 Hiram Bingham III (R)[j] John H. Trumbull (R) Ernest E. Rogers (R) 33R, 2D 239R, 23D 5R
John H. Trumbull (R)[g] J. Edwin Brainard (R) Hiram Bingham III (R)
1927 Benjamin W. Alling (R) 34R, 1D 238R, 24D
1928 Hoover/
Curtis (R) Green tickY
1929 Ernest E. Rogers (R) William L. Higgins (R) Samuel R. Spencer (R) 22R, 13D 220R, 42D Frederic C. Walcott (R)
1931 Wilbur Lucius Cross (D) Samuel R. Spencer (R) Warren Booth Burrows (R) Roy C. Wilcox (R) 20R, 15D 182R, 85D 3R, 2D
1932 Hoover/
Curtis (R) Red XN
1933 Roy C. Wilcox (R) John A. Danaher (R) J. William Hope (R) Anson F. Keeler (R) 18D, 17R 195R, 72D 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) 17D, 15R, 3Soc[u] 180R, 85D, 2Soc Francis T. Maloney (D) 4D, 2R
1936 Roosevelt/
Garner (D) Green tickY
1937 Charles J. McLaughlin (D) Thomas Hewes (D) 26D, 9R 167R, 100D 6D
1938 Dennis P. O'Connor (D) Guy B. Holt (D)
1939 Raymond E. Baldwin (R) James L. McConaughy (R) Sara Crawford (R) Francis A. Pallotti (R) Joseph E. Talbot (R) Fred R. Zeller (R) 17D, 16R, 2Soc[v] 202R, 63D, 2Soc John A. Danaher (R) 4R, 2D
1940 Roosevelt/
Wallace (D) Green tickY
1941 Robert A. Hurley (D) Odell Shepard (D) Chase G. Woodhouse (D) Frank M. Anastasio (D) John M. Dowe (D) 21D, 14R 185R, 87D 6D
1942 5D, 1R
1943 Raymond E. Baldwin (R)[j] William L. Hadden (R) Frances Burke Redick (R) Carl M. Sharpe (R) Fred R. Zeller (R) 21R, 15D 202R, 70D 6R
1944 Roosevelt/
Truman (D) Green tickY
1945 Charles Wilbert Snow (D) Charles J. Prestia (D) William L. Hadden (R) William T. Carroll (D) John M. Dowe (D) 21D, 15R 196R, 76D Thomas C. Hart (R) Brien McMahon (D) 4D, 2R
Raymond S. Thatcher (D)
1947 James L. McConaughy (R)[f] James C. Shannon (R) Frances Burke Redick (R) Joseph A. Adorno (R) Fred R. Zeller (R) 28R, 8D 227R, 45D Raymond E. Baldwin (R) 6R
James C. Shannon (R)[q] Robert E. Parsons (R) Dewey/
Warren (R) Red XN
1949 Chester B. Bowles (D) William T. Carroll (D) Winifred McDonald (D) Raymond S. Thatcher (D) 23D, 13R 180R, 92D 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) 19D, 17R 190R, 87D 4R, 2D
1952 William A. Purtell (R) Eisenhower/
Nixon (R) Green tickY
1953 22R, 14D 221R, 58D William A. Purtell (R) Prescott Bush (R) 5R, 1D
Charles B. Keats (R) William L. Beers (R)
1955 Abraham Ribicoff (D)[w] Charles W. Jewett (D) Mildred P. Allen (R) John J. Bracken (R) John Ottaviano, Jr. (R) 20D, 16R 184R, 92D, 3I
1957 31R, 5D 249R, 30D 6R
1959 John Dempsey (D) Ella Grasso (D) Albert L. Coles (D) John A. Speziale (D) Raymond S. Thatcher (D) 29D, 7R 141D, 138R Thomas J. Dodd (D) 6D
1960 Kennedy/
Johnson (D) Green tickY
1961 Donald J. Irwin (D) 24D, 12R 176R, 118D 4D, 2R
John Dempsey (D) Anthony J. Armentano (D)
1963 Samuel J. Tedesco (D) Harold M. Mulvey (D) Gerald Lamb (D) 23D, 13R 183R, 111D Abraham Ribicoff (D) 5D, 1R
1964 Johnson/
Humphrey (D) Green tickY
1965 Fred J. Doocy (D) 6D
1966 James J. Casey (D)
1967 Attilio R. Frassinelli (D) Robert K. Killian (D) Louis Gladstone (D) 25D, 11R 117D, 60R 5D, 1R
1968 Humphrey/
Muskie (D) Red XN
1969 24D, 12R 110D, 67R 4D, 2R
1970 John A. Iorio (D) 3D, 3R
1971 Thomas Meskill (R) T. Clark Hull (R) Gloria Schaffer (D) Robert I. Berdon (R) Nathan Agostinelli (R) 19D, 17R 99D, 78R Lowell Weicker (R) 4D, 2R
1972 Nixon/
Agnew (R) Green tickY
1973 Peter L. Cashman (R) Alden A. Ives (R) 23R, 13D 93R, 58D 3D, 3R
1975 Ella Grasso (D)[x] Robert K. Killian (D) Carl R. Ajello (D) Henry E. Parker (D) J. Edward Caldwell (D) 29D, 7R 118D, 33R 4D, 2R
1976 Ford/
Dole (R) Red XN
1977 22D, 14R 93D, 58R
Henry S. Cohn (D)
1979 William A. O'Neill (D) Barbara B. Kennelly (D)[y] 26D, 10R 103D, 48R 5D, 1R
William A. O'Neill (D)[g] Joseph J. Fauliso (D) Reagan/
Bush (R) Green tickY
1981 23D, 13R 83D, 68R Chris Dodd (D) 4D, 2R
Maura L. Melley (D)
1983 Julia Tashjian (D) Joe Lieberman (D) 87D, 64R
1985 24R, 12D 85R, 66D 3D, 3R
1986 Joan R. Kemler (D)
1987 Francisco L. Borges (D) 25D, 11R 92D, 59R
1988 Bush/
Quayle (R) Green tickY
1989 Clarine Nardi Riddle (D) 23D, 13R 88D, 63R Joe Lieberman (D)
1991 Lowell Weicker (ACP) Eunice Groark (ACP) Pauline R. Kezer (R) Richard Blumenthal (D) Bill Curry (D) 20D, 16R
1992 Clinton/
Gore (D) Green tickY
1993 Joseph M. Suggs Jr. (D) 19D, 17R 87D, 64R
1995 John G. Rowland (R)[z] Jodi Rell (R) Miles S. Rapoport (D) Christopher Burnham (R) Nancy Wyman (D) 19R, 17D 91D, 60R
1997 19D, 17R 96D, 55R 4D, 2R
Paul J. Silvester (R)[aa]
1999 Susan Bysiewicz (D) Denise Nappier (D)
2000 Gore/
Lieberman (D) Red XN
2001 21D, 15R 100D, 51R 3D, 3R
2003 94D, 57R 3R, 2D
2004 Kerry/
Edwards (D) Red XN
Jodi Rell (R)[g] Kevin Sullivan (D)[ab]
2005 24D, 12R 99D, 52R
2007 Michael Fedele (R) 107D, 44R Joe Lieberman (ID) 4D, 1R
2008 23D, 13R[ac] Obama/
Biden (D) Green tickY
2009 24D, 12R 114D, 37R 5D
2011 Dannel Malloy (D) Nancy Wyman (D) Denise Merrill (D)[ad] George Jepsen (D) Kevin Lembo (D)[ae] 22D, 14R 99D, 52R Richard Blumenthal (D)
2013 98D, 53R Chris Murphy (D)
2014 97D, 54R[af]
2015 21D, 15R 87D, 64R
2016 Clinton/
Kaine (D) Red XN
2017 18D, 18R[ag] 80D, 71R
2019 Ned Lamont (D) Susan Bysiewicz (D) William Tong (D) Shawn Wooden (D) 22D, 14R[ah] 91D, 60R[ah]
2020 Biden/
Harris (D) Green tickY
2021 24D, 12R 97D, 54R
2022 Natalie Braswell (D)[ai] 23D, 13R[aj]
Mark Kohler (D)[ak]
2023 Stephanie Thomas (D) Erick Russell (D) Sean Scanlon (D) 24D, 12R 98D, 53R
Year Governor Lt. Governor Secretary of State Attorney General Treasurer Comptroller State Senate State House U.S. Senator
(Class I)
U.S. Senator
(Class III)
Executive offices General Assembly United States Congress
Key to party colors and abbreviations for members of the U.S. Congress and other politicians or officials
Alaskan Independence (AKIP)
American (Know Nothing) (KN)
American Labor (AL)
Anti-Jacksonian (Anti-J)
National Republican (NR)
Anti-Administration (AA)
Anti-Masonic (Anti-M)
Conservative (Con)
Democratic (D)
Democratic–Farmer–Labor (DFL)
Dixiecrat (Dix),
States' Rights (SR)
Democratic-Republican (DR)
Farmer–Labor (FL)
Federalist (F)
Pro-Administration (PA)
Free Soil (FS)
Fusion (Fus)
Greenback (GB)
Independence (IPM)
Independent Democrat (ID)
 Independent Republican (IR)
Jacksonian (J)
Liberal (Lib)
Libertarian (L)
National Union (NU)
Nonpartisan League (NPL)
Nullifier (N)
Opposition Northern (O)
Opposition Southern (O)
Populist (Pop)
Progressive (Prog)
Prohibition (Proh)
Readjuster (Rea)
Republican (R)
Silver (Sv)
Silver Republican (SvR)
Socialist (Soc)
Unionist (U)
Unconditional Unionist (UU)
Whig (W)
Independent (I)
Nonpartisan (NP)
  1. ^ The Colony of Connecticut and the Colony of New Haven merged by Royal Charter in 1662 and became one government.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ a b c De jure 1683–1698; de facto 1683–1687.
  4. ^ De facto; as part of the Dominion of New England.
  5. ^ In 1776; the royal government was discarded for state government without a gubernatorial election.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h Died in office.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h As lieutenant governor, filled unexpired term, and was later elected in their own right.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ With the approval of the Constitution of 1818, elections for the House became annual, with the election being held in April with the Senate for one-year terms.
  10. ^ a b c Resigned to take an elected seat in the United States Senate.
  11. ^ The National Republicans formed a coalition with the Anti-Masons to elect Roger Huntington, and later William L. Storrs after Huntington resigned, as Speaker.
  12. ^ a b Lost election, but was appointed by state legislature.
  13. ^ A Free Soil Democrat, John C. Lewis, was elected in a coalition between the Democrats and Free Soilers, and the coalition organized the chamber.[2]
  14. ^ Resigned to become ambassador to Russia.
  15. ^ After several rounds of balloting, a rule change was passed that allowed the highest voter-getter to be elected, and Origen S. Seymour, a Democrat, was elected, and the Democrats organized the chamber.
  16. ^ The Free Soilers joined with the Democrats to elect Samuel Ingham, a Democrat, as Speaker and to organize the chamber.
  17. ^ a b c As lieutenant governor, filled unexpired term.
  18. ^ The Know-Nothings came together with Whigs and Free Soilers to form a coalition which ran the House and elected a Know-Nothing Speaker, Austin Baldwin. For statistical purposes, the Whigs and Free Soilers were subsumed under the American Party banner for this session.
  19. ^ 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.
  20. ^ Due to the tie-breaking vote of the Lt. Governor, the Democrats elected Frederick W. Holden as President Pro Tempore and organized the chamber.
  21. ^ A Republican, John F. Lynch, was elected as President Pro Tempore.
  22. ^ A Republican, Charles J. Arrigoni, was elected as President Pro Tempore.
  23. ^ Resigned to become United States Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare.
  24. ^ Resigned for health reasons on December 31, 1980.
  25. ^ Elected to United States House of Representatives.
  26. ^ Resigned effective July 1, 2004.
  27. ^ In 1997, Governor John Rowland appointed Silvester to fill a vacancy in the treasurer's office.
  28. ^ As president pro tempore of the state Senate, assumed office upon the resignation of his predecessor.
  29. ^ Republican Bob Russo was elected in a special election on March 11, 2008.
  30. ^ Resigned effective June 30, 2022.
  31. ^ Resigned for health reasons on December 31, 2021.[4]
  32. ^ Republican Sam Belsito was elected in a special election on June 11, 2013, after the session.
  33. ^ A power-sharing agreement was reached dividing control of the chamber, splitting the committees 50-50 and giving power to the Republicans to call procedural votes to bring legislation to the chamber floor, while Lt. Gov. Wyman retained the ability to break tied votes.[5]
  34. ^ a b Republicans picked up a State Senate and State House seat in a series of special elections in February 2019.[citation needed]
  35. ^ In 2021, Governor Ned Lamont appointed Braswell to fill a vacancy in the comptroller's office.[6]
  36. ^ Republican Ryan Fazio was elected in a special election on August 17, 2021, after the session.[7]
  37. ^ In 2022, Governor Ned Lamont appointed Kohler to fill a vacancy in the secretary of the state's office.

See also


  1. ^ "Connecticut General Assembly Members". Retrieved 2021-06-20.
  2. ^ Washington DC National Era 1847-1849
  3. ^ "Connecticut General Assembly Members". Retrieved 2021-06-20.
  4. ^ Phaneuf, Keith M. (December 3, 2021). "Kevin Lembo to resign as CT comptroller due to heart illness". The Connecticut Mirror. Retrieved February 13, 2022.
  5. ^ "Deal gives Democrats edge in evenly split CT Senate". The CT Mirror. 2016-12-22. Retrieved 2021-06-20.
  6. ^ Pazniokas, Mark (December 10, 2021). "Natalie Braswell is named comptroller". The Connecticut Mirror. Retrieved February 13, 2022.
  7. ^ Lessard, Rick (August 17, 2021). "Ryan Fazio wins special election for Greenwich state Senate seat". WTIC. MSN. Retrieved February 13, 2022.
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