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Jonathan Trumbull

Personal data
Date of birthOctober 12, 1710
Place of birthLebanon, Connecticut
Date of deathAugust 17, 1785(age 74)
Place of deathLebanon, Connecticut
Political partyNone
SpouseFaith Robinson
ChildrenJoseph Trumbull
Jonathan Trumbull, Jr.
Faith Trumbull
Mary Trumbull
David Trumbull
John Trumbull
Alma materHarvard University
16th Governor of Connecticut
In office1769 - 1784
LieutenantMatthew Griswold
Succeeded byMatthew Griswold
Preceded byNone

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Jonathan Trumbull, Sr. (October 12, 1710 - August 17, 1785) (the original spelling, "Trumble", was changed for an unknown reason) was one of the few Americans who served as governor in both a pre-Revolutionary colony and a post-Revolutionary state. During the American Revolution he was one of a very few colonial governors who supported the American side.

Trumbull College at Yale, the town of Trumbull, Connecticut, Trumbull County, Ohio, once part of the Connecticut Western Reserve and the mascot of The University of Connecticut, is named "Jonathan" in his honor.


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