See also:leader, was
See also:born at
See also:Connecticut, on the 12th of
See also:October 1710 . He graduated at Harvard in 1727, and began the study of
See also:theology, but in 1731 engaged in business with his
See also:father . He next studied
See also:law, was elected to the
See also:Assembly in 1773, and held public
See also:office almost continuously afterward . He served for seven years in the Assembly, being
See also:Speaker for three years, for seventeen years as
See also:judge of
See also:Windham county, for twenty-two years (after 1740) as
See also:governor's assistant, for two years as
See also:deputy-governor (1767-1769), and for three years (1766-1769) as chief
See also:justice of the colony . In 1769 he was elected governor and continued in office until his voluntary retirement in 1784 . During the War of Independence he was a valued counsellor of
See also:Washington . The
See also:story that the
See also:term "
See also:Brother Jonathan," a
See also:sobriquet for the
See also:United States, originated in Washington's
See also:form of addressing him seems to be without any foundation . After the war
See also:Trumbull was a strong Federalist . He died in Lebanon on the 17th of
See also:August 1785 His public papers have been printed in the Massachusetts
See also:Historical Society's Collections, 5th series, vols. ix.-x . (Boston, 1885-1888), and 7th series, vols. ii.-iii . (1902) . See I.W .
See also:Life of Jonathan Trumbull, sen . (Boston, 1859) . His son JONATHAN (1740-1809) graduated at Harvard in 1759, served in the War of Independence as paymaster-general of the
See also:northern department in 1775-1778 and as a military secretary of Washington in 1778-1783, and was a member of the
See also:House of Representatives in 1789-1795, serving as Speaker in 1791-1793, and of the United States
See also:Senate in 1795-1796; he was
See also:lieutenant-governor of Connecticut in 1796-1798, and governor in 1798-1809 . Another son,
See also:JosEPH (1737-1778), was a member of the first
See also:Continental Congress (1774-1775), became commissary-general of stores of the Continental army in
See also:July 1775 and commissary-general of purchases in
See also:June 1777, resigned in August 1777, and from
See also:November 1777 to
See also:April 1778 was
See also:commissioner for the
See also:board of war . A
See also:grandson of the first Jonathan, JOSEPH (1782-1861), was a Whig representative in Congress in 1834-1835 and in 1839-1843, and was governor of Connecticut in 1849-1850 .
JOHN TRUMBULL (1756-1843)
LYMAN TRUMBULL (1813-1896)
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