Capital: Hartford

State Nickname: Constitution State

State Bird: American Robin

State Flower: Mountain Laurel

Admitted to the Union: January 9, 1788

Governors

May 1, 1786 to January 5, 1796:

Samuel Huntington

January 5, 1796 to December 1, 1797:

Oliver Wolcott

December 1, 1797 to August 7, 1809:

Jonathan Trumbull

August 7, 1809 to May 9, 1811:

John Treadwell

May 9, 1811 to October 25, 1812:

Roger Griswold

October 25, 1812 to May 8, 1817:

John Cotton Smith

May 8, 1817 to May 2, 1827:

Oliver Wolcott Jr.

May 2, 1827 to March 1831:

Gideon Tomlinson

March 1831 to May 4, 1833:

John Peters

May 4, 1833 to May 7, 1834:

Henry W. Edwards

May 7, 1834 to May 6, 1835:

Samuel A. Foote

May 6, 1835 to May 2, 1838:

Henry W. Edwards

May 2, 1838 to May 4, 1842:

William W. Ellsworth

May 4, 1842 to May 1844:

Chauncey F. Cleveland

May 1844 to May 6, 1846:

Roger S. Baldwin

May 6, 1846 to May 5, 1847:

Isaac Toucey

May 5, 1847 to May 2, 1849:

Clark Bissell

May 2, 1849 to May 4, 1850:

Joseph Trumbull

May 4, 1850 to October 13, 1863:

Thomas H. Seymour

October 13, 1853 to May 3, 1854:

Charles H. Pond

May 3, 1854 to May 6, 1857:

William T. Minor

May 6, 1857 to May 5, 1858:

Alexander H. Holley

May 5, 1868 to May 2, 1866:

William A. Buckingham

May 2, 1866 to May 1, 1867:

Joseph R. Hawley

May 1, 1867 to May 5, 1869:

Joseph E. English

May 5, 1869 to May 4, 1870:

Marshall Jewell

May 4, 1870 to May 16, 1871:

James E. English

May 16, 1871 to May 7, 1873:

Marshall Jewell

May 7, 1873 to January 3, 1877:

Charles R. Ingersoll

January 3, 1877 To January 9, 1879:

Richard D. Hubbard

January 9, 1879 to January 5, 1881:

Charles B. Andrews

January 5, 1881 to January 3, 1883:

Hobart B. Bigelow

January 3, 1883 to January 8, 1885:

Thomas M. Waller

January 8, 1885 to January 7, 1887:

Henry B. Harrison

January 7, 1887 to January 10, 1889:

Phineas C. Lounsbury

January 10, 1889 to Januarty 4, 1893:

Morgan G. Bulkeley

January 4, 1893 to January 9, 1895:

Luzon B. Morris

January 9, 1895 to January 6, 1897:

O. Vincent Coffin

January 6, 1897 to January 4, 1899:

Lorrin A. Cooke

January 4, 1899 to January 9, 1901:

George E. Lounsbury

January 9, 1901 to January 7, 1903:

George P. McLean

January 7, 1903 to January 4, 1905:

Abiram Chamberlain

January 4, 1905 to January 9, 1907:

Henry Roberts

January 9, 1907 to January 6, 1909:

Rollin S. Woodruff

January 6, 1909 to April 21, 1909:

George L. Lilley

April 21, 1909 to January 4, 1911:

Frank B. Weeks

January 4, 1911 to January 6, 1915:

Simeon E. Baldwin

January 6, 1915 to January 5, 1921:

Marcus H. Holcomb

January 5, 1921 to January 3, 1923:

Everett J. Lake

January 3, 1923 to January 7, 1925:

Charles A. Templeton

January 7, 1925 to January 8, 1925:

Hiram Bingham*

*Resigned after one day in office

January 8, 1925 to January 7, 1931:

John H. Trumbull

January 8, 1931 to January 4, 1939:

Wilbur L. Cross

Janury 4, 1939 to January 8, 1941:

Raymond E. Baldwin

January 8, 1941 to January 6, 1943:

Robert A. Hurley

January 6, 1943 to December 27, 1946:

Raymond E. Baldwin

December 27, 1946 to January 8, 1947:

Wilbert Snow

January 7, 1947 to March 7, 1948:

James L. McConaughy

March 7, 1948 to January 5, 1949:

James C. Shannon

January 5, 1949 to January 3, 1951:

Chester Bowles

January 3, 1951 to January 5, 1955:

John D. Lodge

January 5, 1955 to January 21, 1961:

Abraham Ribicoff

January 21, 1961 to January 6, 1971:

John Dempsey

January 6, 1971 to January 8, 1975:

Thomas J. Meskill

January 8, 1975 to December 31, 1980:

Ella T. Grasso

December 31, 1980 to January 9, 1991:

William a. O'Neil

January 9, 1991 to January 4, 1995:

Lowell P. Weicker Jr.

January 4, 1995 to July 1, 2004

John G. Rowland

July 2, 2004 --

M. Jodi Rell

 
Senators - Class I

March 4, 1789 – March 7, 1796

Oliver Ellsworth

March 8, 1796 - June 10, 1810

James Hillhouse

June 11, 1810 – March 3, 1821

Samuel Wittlesey Dana

March 4, 1821 – August 18, 1823

Elijah Boardman

October 8, 1823 – March 3, 1827

Henry Waggaman Edwards

March 4, 1827 – March 5. 1833

Samuel Augustus Foot

March 4, 1833 – December 6, 1835

Nathan Smith

December 14, 1835 – March 3, 1839

John Milton Niles

March 4, 1839 – April 7, 1840

Thaddeus Betts

May 4, 1840– November 1, 1847

Jabez Williams Huntington

November 11, 1847 – March 3, 1851

Roger Sherman Baldwin

March 7, 1857 – March 4, 1861

Isaac Toucey

March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1869

James Dixon

March 4, 1869 – February 5, 1875

William Alfred Buckingham

February 6, 1875 – March 2, 1881

William Wallace Eaton

March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1905

Joseph Roswell Hawley

March 4, 1905 – March 2, 1911

Morgan Gardner Bulkeley

March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1929

George Payne McLean

March 4, 1929 – January 2, 1935

Frederic Collin Walcott

January 3, 1935 – January 16, 1945

Francis Thomas Maloney

February 15, 1945 – November 5, 1946

Thomas Charles Hart

November 5, 1946 – December 16, 1949

Raymond Earl Baldwin

December 17, 1949 – January 3, 1953

William Burnett Benton

January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1959

William Arthur Purtell

January 3, 1959 – January 2, 1971

Thomas Joseph Dodd

January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1989

Lowell Palmer Weicker, Jr.

January 3, 1989 –

Joseph Isadore Lieberman

 
Senators - Class III

March 4, 1789 – March 4, 1791

William Samuel Johnson

June 13, 1791 – July 23, 1793

Roger Sherman

July 24, 1793 – March 3, 1795

Stephen Mix Mitchell

March 4, 1795 – June 10, 1796

Jonathan Trumbull, Jr.

October 13, 1796 – July 19, 1807

Uriah Tracy

October 25, 1807 – May 13, 1813

Chauncey Goodrich

May 13, 1813 – March 3, 1819

David Daggett

March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1825

James Lanman

March 4, 1825 – May 4, 1825

Vacant

May 4, 1825 – March 3, 1831

Calvin Willey

March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1837

Gideon Tomlinson

March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1843

Perry Smith

March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1849

John Milton Niles

March 4, 1849 – May 24, 1854

Truman Smith

May 24, 1854 – March 3, 1855

Francis Gillette

March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1867

Lafayette S. Foster

March 4, 1867 – November 21, 1875

Orris S. Ferry

November 27, 1875 – May 17, 1876

James E. English

May 18, 1876 – March 3, 1879

William Henry Barnum

March 4, 1879 – April 21, 1905

Orville H. Platt

May 10, 1905 – October 14, 1924

Frank B. Brandegee

December 15, 1924 – March 3, 1933

Hiram Bingham III

March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1939

Augustine Lonergan

January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1945

John A. Danaher

January 3, 1945 – July 28, 1952

Brien McMahon

August 29, 1952 – November 4, 1952

William A. Purtell

November 4, 1952 – January 3, 1963

Prescott Bush

January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1981

Abraham A. Ribicoff

January 3, 1981 –

Christopher J. Dodd

 
State Song

Yankee Doodle

Yankee Doodle went to town,
Riding on a pony,
Stuck a feather in his hat,
And called it macaroni.

Chorus

Yankee Doodle keep it up,
Yankee Doodle dandy,
Mind the music and the step,
And with the folks be handy.

Yankee Doodle was adopted as the official state song in 1978

Click Left Triangle to Play Melody
State Population

1790: 237,655

1800: 251,002

1810: 261,942

1820: 275,248

1830: 297,675

1840: 310,015

1850: 370,792

1860: 460,138

1870: 537,454

1880: 622,700

1890: 746,258

1900: 908,420

1910: 1,114,756

1920: 1,380,631

1930: 1,606,903

1940: 1,709,242

1950: 2,007,280

1960: 2,535,234

1970: 3,032,217

1980: 3,107,576

1990: 3,287,116

2000: 3,405,584


State Capitol Building 19O7