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UNITED STATES SENATORS FROM CONNECTICUT SINCE 1789

 

(Abbreviations for political parties denote the following: A, American; D, Democrat; F, Federalist; FS, Free Soil; ID, Independent Democrat; NR, National Republican; O, No record; R, Republican; R*, Jeffersonian Republican; VBD, Van Buren Democrat; W, Whig.)
 
Name Town and Party** Term of Service
Oliver Ellsworth Windsor, F 1789-96
William Samuel Johnson Stratford, O 1789-91
Roger Sherman1 New Haven, O 1791-93
Stephen Mix Mitchell Wethersfield, F 1793-95
Jonathan Trumbull Lebanon, F 1795-96
Uriah Tracy2 Litchfield, F 1796-1807
James Hillhouse New Haven, F 1796-1810
Chauncey Goodrich Hartford, F 1807-13
Samuel W. Dana Middletown, F 1810-21
David Daggett New Haven, F 1813-19
James Lanman Norwich, D 1819-25
Elijah Boardman3 New Milford, D 1821-23
Henry W. Edwards New Haven, D 1823-27
Calvin Willey Tolland, D 1825-31
Samuel A. Foot Cheshire, W 1827-33
Gideon Tomlinson Fairfield, R 1831-37
Nathan Smith4 New Haven, W 1833-35
John M. Niles Hartford, D 1835-39, 43-49
Perry Smith New Milford, D 1837-43
Thaddeus Betts5 Norwalk, W 1839-40
Jabez W. Huntington Norwich, W 1840-47
Roger S. Baldwin New Haven, W 1847-51
Truman Smith Litchfield, W 1849-54
Isaac Toucey Hartford, D 1852-57
Francis Gillett Hartford, W 1854-55
LaFayette S. Foster Norwich, R 1855-67
James Dixon Hartford, R 1857-69
Orris S. Ferry6 Norwalk, R 1867-75
William A. Buckingham7 Norwich, R 1869-75
James E. English New Haven, D 1875-76
William W. Eaton Hartford, D 1875-81
William H. Barnum Salisbury, D 1876-79
Orville H. Platt8 Meriden, R 1879-1905
Joseph R. Hawley Hartford, R 1881-1905
Morgan G. Bulkeley Hartford, R 1905-11
Frank B. Brandegee9 New London, R 1905-24
George P. McLean Simsbury, R 1911-29
Hiram Bingham10 New Haven, R 1924-33
Frederic C. Walcott Norfolk, R 1929-35
Augustine Lonergan Hartford, D 1933-39
Francis T. Maloney11 Meriden, D 1935-45
John A. Danaher Portland, R 1939-45
Brien McMahon12 Norwalk, D 1945-52
Thomas C. Hart13 Sharon, R 1945-46
Raymond E. Baldwin14 Stratford, R 1946-49
William Benton15 Fairfield, D 1949-53
William A. Purtell16 West Hartford, R 1952-59
Prescott Bush17 Greenwich, R 1952-63
Thomas J. Dodd West Hartford, D 1959-71
Abraham A. Ribicoff Hartford, D 1963-81
Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. Greenwich, R 1971-88
Christopher J. Dodd East Haddam, D 1981-2011
Joseph I. Lieberman18 New Haven, ID 1989-2013
Richard Blumenthal Greenwich, D 2011-
Christopher S. Murphy Cheshire, D 2013-

**Town listed is town of residence at time of election.
1 Died in Office, July 23, 1793.
2 Died in Office, July 19, 1807.
3 Died in Office, October 8, 1823.
4 Died in Office, December 6, 1835.
5 Died in Office, April 7, 1840.
6 Died in Office, November 21, 1875.
7 Died in Office, February 5, 1875.
8 Died in Office, April 21, 1905.
9 Died in Office, October 14, 1924.
10 State election was held November 6, 1924. Hiram Bingham was elected Governor. On December 16th, he was elected U.S. Senator at a special election; he accepted the office after being inaugurated Governor, and resigned the Governorship.
11 Died in Office, January 16, 1945, and was succeeded in office by Thomas C. Hart.
12 Died in Office, July 28, 1952.
13 Appointed February 8, 1945, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Francis T. Maloney. Resigned November 5, 1946.
14 Elected November 5, 1946, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Thomas C. Hart and for the full term beginning January 3, 1947. Resigned to accept appointment as an Associate Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court of Errors December 17, 1949.
15 Appointed December 17, 1949 and elected November 7, 1950, to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of Raymond E. Baldwin.
16 Appointed August 29, 1952, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Brien McMahon, served until November 4, 1952. Elected for full term beginning January 3, 1953.
17 Elected November 4, 1952, to fill the unexpired term of Brien McMahon.
18 In 2007, Senator Lieberman changed his party affiliation from Democrat (D) to Independent Democrat (ID).  

 

REPRESENTATIVES IN CONGRESS FROM CONNECTICUT SINCE 1789

 

Prior to 1837 the Representatives from this state were elected by the people at large. The number at first, under the Constitution, was five and by later apportionments was changed in 1793 to seven, in 1823 to six, and in 1843 to four. From 1837 to 1843 they were elected one from each of the six districts into which the state was divided by an act of the General Assembly; from 1843 to 1911 they were elected, one from each of the four districts established by the General Assembly of 1842, as follows: District number one, consisting of the counties of Hartford and Tolland; district number two, the counties of New Haven and Middlesex; district number three, the counties of New London and Windham; district number four, the counties of Fairfield and Litchfield. A fifth representative, to which the state was entitled under the census of 1900, was chosen at large. At the session of 1911 the state was divided into five districts as follows: District No. 1, County of Hartford; District No. 2, Counties of Tolland, Windham, New London and Middlesex; District No. 3, Towns of Bethany, Branford, Cheshire, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Meriden, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Wallingford, West Haven and Woodbridge in County of New Haven; District No. 4, County of Fairfield; District No. 5, County of Litchfield and the Towns of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, Prospect, Seymour, Southbury, Waterbury and Wolcott in the County of New Haven. The 1921 session of the General Assembly enacted a law creating the office of Congressman-at-Large if a reapportionment stemming from the 1920 census gave Connecticut a sixth congressional seat. However, Congress did not reapportion until after the 1930 census and, at this time, the state received the sixth post of Congressman-at-Large. A 1931 act of the General Assembly stated this representative was to be "designated as 'Representative-at-Large.'" The State was divided into six districts by act of the General Assembly in Special Session, April 1964, abolishing the post of Representative-at-Large. As a result of the 2000 census, the number of congressional districts in Connecticut was reduced from six to five. The composition of the five districts was established by the Plan of Districting approved by the Reapportionment Commission pursuant to the Connecticut Constitution and filed in the Office of the Secretary of the State on December 21, 2001. As a result of the 2010 census, the number of congressional districts in Connecticut remained at five. The composition of the five districts was established by the Plan of Districting adopted by the Connecticut Supreme Court and filed in the Office of the Secretary of the State on February 10, 2012.
 
In instances where no districts are given, the elections were at large.
 
Name Town and Party** District Congress Term of Service
Allen, John Litchfield, F 5 1797-99
Arnold, Samuel Haddam, D 2 35 1857-59
Austin, Albert E. Old Greenwich, R 4 76 1939-41
Bakewell, Charles M. New Haven, R 73 1933-35
Baldwin, John Windham, W 19,20 1825-29
Baldwin, Simeon New Haven, F 8 1803-05
Ball, Thomas R. Old Lyme, R 2 76 1939-41
Barber, Noyes Groton, D 17-23 1821-35
Barnum, William H.  Salisbury, D 4 40-44 1867-77
Belcher, Nathan New London, D 3 33 1853-55
Bishop, Wm. D.  Bridgeport, D 4 35 1857-59
Boardman, Wm. W.  New Haven, W 2 27 1841-43
Booth, Walter Meriden, FS 2 31 1849-51
Bowles, Chester Essex, D 2 86 1959-61
Brace, Jonathan Hartford, F 5,6 1798-1801
Brandegee, Augustus New London, R 3 38,39 1863-67
Brandegee, Frank B.1  New London, R 3 57-59 1902-05
Brockway, John H.  Ellington, W 6 26,27 1839-43
Buck, John R.  Hartford, R 1 47-49 [1881-83]
[1885-87]

Burnham, Alfred A. 

Windham, R

3

36,37

1859-63

Burrows, Daniel

Groton, D

17

1821-23

Butler, Thomas B.  Norwalk, W 4 31 1849-51
Catlin, George S.  Windham, D 3 28 1843-45
Chapman, Charles Hartford, W 1 32 1851-53
Champion, Epaphroditus East Haddam, F 10-14 1807-17
Citron, William M.  Middletown, D 74,75 1935-39
Clark, Ezra, Jr.  Hartford, R 1 34,35 1855-59
Cleveland, Chauncey F.  Hampton, D 3 31,32 1849-53
Coit, Joshua New London, F 3-5 1793-98
Compton, Ranulf Madison, R 3 78 1943-45
Cotter, William R.2  Hartford, D 1 92-97 1971-81
Courtney, Joe Vernon, D 2 110- 2007-
Cretella, Albert W.  North Haven, R 3 83-85 1953-59
Daddario, Emilio Q.  Hartford, D 1 86-91 1959-71
Dana, Samuel W.  Middletown, F 4-11 1796-1810
Davenport, James Stamford, O 4,5 1796-97
Davenport, John Stamford, F 6-14 1799-1817
Dean, Sidney Thompson, R 3 34,35 1855-59
DeForest, Robert E.  Bridgeport, D 4 52,53 1891-95
DeLauro, Rosa  New Haven, D 3 102- 1991-
Deming, Henry C.  Hartford, R 1 38,39 1863-67
DeNardis, Lawrence J.  Hamden, R 3 97 1981-83
Dixon, James Hartford, W 1 29,30 1845-49
Dodd, Christopher J.  Norwich, D 2 94-96 1975-81
Dodd, Thomas J.  West Hartford, D 1 83,84 1953-57
Donovan, Jeremiah Norwalk, D 4 63 1913-15
Downs, LeRoy D.  So. Norwalk, D 4 77 1941-43
Dwight, Theodore Hartford, F 9 1806-07
Eaton, William W.  Hartford, D 1 48 1883-85
Edmond, William Newtown, F 5,6 1797-1801
Edwards, Henry W.  New Haven, D 16,17 1819-23
Ellsworth, Wm. W.3  Hartford, W 21-23 1829-33
English, James E.  New Haven, D 2 37,38 1861-65
Esty, Elizabeth Cheshire, D 5 113- 2013-
Fenn, E. Hart Wethersfield, R 1 67-71 1921-31
Ferry, Orris S.  Norwalk, R 4 36 1859-61
Fitzgerald, William J.  Norwich, D 2 75-77 [1937-39]
[1941-43]
Foot, Samuel A.  Cheshire, W 16,18,23 [1819-21]
[1823-25]
[1833-35]
Foote, Ellsworth B.  No. Branford, R 3 80 1947-49
Franks, Gary A.  Waterbury, R 5 102-104 1991-97
Freeman, Richard P.  New London, R 2 64-72 1915-33
French, Carlos Seymour, D 2 50 1887-89
Geelan, James P.  New Haven, D 3 79 1945-47
Gejdenson, Sam Bozrah, D 2 97-106 1981-2001
Giaimo, Robert N. North Haven, D 3 86-96 1959-81
Gilbert, Sylvester Hebron, O 15 1818-19
Glynn, James P.  Winsted, R 5 64-67
69-71
[1915-23]
[1925-31]
Goddard, Calvin Plainfield, F 7,8 1801-05
Goodrich, Chauncey Hartford, F 4-6 1795-1801
Goodrich, Elizur New Haven, F 6 1799-1801
Goss, Edward W.  Waterbury, R 5 71-73 1930-35
Grabowski, Bernard F.  Bristol, D 6 88,89 [1963-65]
[1965-67]
Granger, Miles T.  North Canaan, D 4 50 1887-89
Grasso, Ella T.  Windsor Locks, D 6 92-93 1971-75
Griswold, Roger Lyme, F 4-8 1795-1805
Haley, Elisha Groton, D 3 24,25 1835-39
Hawley, Joseph R.  Hartford, R 1 43,46 [1873-75]
[1879-81]
Henry, E. Stevens Vernon, R 1 54-62 1895-1913
Higgins, Edwin W.4  Norwich, R 3 59-62 1905-13
Higgins, William L.  So. Coventry, R 2 73,74 1933-37
Hill, Ebenezer J.5 Norwalk, R 4 54-62,
64,65
[1895-1913]
[1915-17]
Hillhouse, James New Haven, F 2-5 1791-96
Himes, Jim Greenwich, D 4 111- 2009-
Holmes, Uriel Litchfield, F 15 1817-18
Holt, Orrin Willington, D 6 25 1837-39
Hotchkiss, Julius Middletown, R 2 40 1867-69
Hubbard, John H. Litchfield, R 4 38,39 1863-67
Hubbard, Richard D.  Hartford, D 1 40 1867-69
Hubbard, Samuel D.  Middletown, W 2 29, 30 1845-49
Huntington, Benjamin Norwich, O 1 1789-91
Huntington, Ebenezer Norwich, W 11,15 [1810-11]
[1817-19]
Huntington, Jabez W. Litchfield, W 21-23 1829-35
Ingersoll, Colin M. New Haven, D 2 32,33 1851-55
Ingersoll, Ralph I.  New Haven, D 19-22 1825-33
Ingham, Samuel Saybrook, D 2 24,25 1835-39
Irwin, Donald J. Norwalk, D 4 86,
89-90
[1959-61]
[1965-69]
Jackson, Ebenezer, Jr.4  Middletown, W 24 1834-35
Johnson, Nancy L.
Johnson, Nancy L.15
New Britain, R
New Britain, R
6
5
98-107
108-109
1983-2003
2003-2007
Judson, Andrew T.  Canterbury, D 24 1835-37
Kellogg, Stephen W.  Waterbury, R 2 41-43 1869-75
Kennedy, William Naugatuck, D 5 63 1913-15
Kennelly, Barbara B. Hartford, D 1 97-105 1982-99
Kopplemann, Herman P.  Hartford, D 1 73-75, 77,79 [1933-39]
[1941-43]
[1945-47]
Kowalski, Frank, Jr.  Meriden, D 86,87 1959-63
Landers, George M.  New Britain, D 1 44,45 1875-79
Larson, John B. East Hartford, D 1 106- 1999-
Law, Lyman New London, F 12-14 1811-17
Learned, Amasa New London, O 2,3 1791-95
Lilley, George L.  Waterbury, R 58-60 1903-09
Lodge, John Davis Westport, R 4 80,81 1947-51
Lonergan, Augustine Hartford, D 1 63,
65,66,
72
[1913-15]
[1917-21]
[1931-33]
Loomis, Dwight Hartford, R 1 36,37 1859-63
Luce, Clare Boothe Greenwich, R 4 78,79 1943-47
Maciora, Lucien J.  New Britain, D 77 1941-43
Mahan, Bryan F.  New London, D 2 63 1913-15
Maloney, Francis T.  Meriden, D 3 73 1933-35
Maloney, James H. Danbury, D 5 105-107 1997-2003
May, Edwin H., Jr.  Wethersfield, R 1 85 1957-59
McGuire, John A. Wallingford, D 3 81,82 1949-53
McKinney, Stewart B.7  Fairfield, R 4 92-100 1971-87
McWilliams, John D.  Norwich, R 2 78 1943-45
Merritt, Schuyler8  Stamford, R 4 65-71,
73,74
[1917-31]
[1933-37]
Merwin, Orange New Milford, O 19,20 1825-29
Meskill, Thomas J.  New Britain, R 6 90,91 1967-71
Miles, Frederick Salisbury, R 4 46,47,
51
[1879-83]
[1889-91]
Miller, William J.  Wethersfield, R 1 76,78,80 [1939-41]
[1943-45]
[1947-49]
Miner, Phineas8  Litchfield, W 24 1834-35
Mitchell, Charles L.  New Haven, D 2 48,49 1883-87
Moffett, Anthony Toby Farmington, D 6 94-97 1975-83
Monagan, John S.  Waterbury, D 5 86-92 1959-73
Monkiewicz, Boleslaus J.  New Britain, R 76,78 [1939-41]
[1943-45]
Morano, Albert P.  Greenwich, R 4 82-85 1951-59
Morrison, Bruce A.  Hamden, D 3 98-101 1983-91
Moseley, Jonathan O.  East Haddam, F 9-16 1805-21
Murphy, Christopher S. Cheshire, D 5 110-112 2007-2013
Oakey, P. Davis Hartford, R 1 64 1915-17
Osborne, Thomas B. Fairfield, W 4 26,27 1839-43
O'Sullivan, Patrick B. Derby, D 5 68 1923-25
Patterson, James T. Watertown, R 5 80-85 1947-59
Perkins, Elias New London, F 7 1801-03
Phelps, Elisha Simsbury, D 16,
19,20
[1819-21]
[1825-29]
Phelps, James Essex, D 2 44-47 1875-83
Phelps, Lancelot Colebrook, D 5 24,25 1835-39
Phillips, Alfred N., Jr. Stamford, D 4 75 1937-39
Pigott, James P.  New Haven, D 2 53 1893-95
Pitkin, Timothy Farmington, F 9-15 1805-19
Plant, David Stratford, NR 20 1827-29
Pratt, James T.  Rocky Hill, D 1 33 1853-55
Ratchford, William R.  Danbury, D 5 96-98 1979-85
Reilly, Thomas L.  Meriden, D 3* 62,63 1911-15
Ribicoff, Abraham A.  Hartford, D 1 81,82 1949-53
Rockwell, John A.  Norwich, W 3 29,30 1845-49
Rowland, John G.  Waterbury, R 5 99-101 1985-91
Russ, John Hartford, D 16,17 1819-23
Russell, Chas. A.9  Killingly, R 3 50-57 1887-1902
Ryter, Joseph F.  Hartford, D 79 1945-47
Sadlak, Antoni N.  Rockville, R 80-85 1947-59
Sarasin, Ronald A.  Beacon Falls, R 5 93-95 1973-79
St. Onge, William L.10  Putnam, D 2 88-91 1963-70
Seely-Brown, Horace, Jr.  Pomfret, R 2 80,
82-85,
87
[1947-49]
[1951-59]
[1961-63]
Seymour, Edward W.  Bridgeport, D 4 48,49 1883-87
Seymour, Origen S.  Litchfield, D 4 32,33 1851-55
Seymour, Thomas H.  Hartford, D 1 28 1843-45
Shanley, James A. New Haven, D 3 74-77 1935-43
Shays, Christopher11  Bridgeport, R 4 100-110 1987-2008
Sherman, Roger New Haven, O 1 1789-91
Sherwood, Sam'l B.  Fairfield, F 15 1817-19
Sibal, Abner W.  Norwalk, R 4 87,88 1961-65
Simmons, Robert R. Stonington, R 2 107-109 2001-2007
Simonds, Wm. E.  Canton, R 1 51 1889-91
Simons, Samuel Bridgeport, D 4 28 1843-45
Smith, John Cotton Sharon, F 6-9 1800-06
Smith, J. Joseph Waterbury, D 5 74-77 1935-43
Smith, Nathaniel Woodbury, F 4,5 1795-99
Smith, Truman Litchfield, W 5
4
26,27,
29,30
[1839-43]
[1845-49]
Sperry, Lewis So. Windsor, D 1 52,53 1891-95
Sperry, Nehemiah D.  New Haven, R 2 54-61 1895-1911
Starkweather, Henry H.  New London, R 3 40-44 1867-77
Steele, Robert H.12 Vernon, R 2 91-93 1970-75
Sterling, Ansel Sharon, O 17,18 1821-25
Stevens, James Stamford, D 16 1819-21
Stewart, John Chatham, D 2 28 1843-45
Stoddard, Ebenezer Woodstock, O 17,18 1821-25
Storrs, William L.  Middletown, W
2
21,22,
26
[1829-33]
[1839-41]
Strong, Julius L. Hartford, R 1 41,42 1869-73
Sturges, Jonathan Fairfield, F 1,2 1789-93
Sturgis, Lewis B.  Fairfield, F 9-14 1805-17
Swift, Zephaniah Windham, F 3,4 1793-97
Talbot, Joseph E. Naugatuck, R 5 77-79 1942-47
Talmadge, Benjamin Litchfield, F 7-14 1801-17
Terry, Nathaniel Hartford, O 15 1817-19
Tierney, William L.  Greenwich, D 4 72 1931-33
Tilson, John Q.  New Haven, R 3 61,62,
64-72
[1909-13]
[1915-33]
Tomlinson, Gideon Fairfield, R 16-19 1819-27
Toucey, Isaac Hartford, D 1 24,25 1835-39
Tracy, Uriah Litchfield, F 3,4 1793-96
Trumbull, Jonathan Lebanon, F 1-3 1789-95
Trumbull, Joseph13  Hartford, W 1 24-27 1834-43
Tweedy, Samuel Danbury, W 23 1833-35
Vance, Robert J.  New Britain, D 1 50 1887-89
Wadsworth, Jeremiah Hartford, F 1-3 1789-95
Wait, John T.  Norwich, R 3 45-49 1877-87
Waldo, Loren P.  Tolland, D 1 31 1849-51
Warner, Levi Norwalk, D 4 45 1877-79
Warner, Samuel L.  Middletown, R 2 39 1865-67
Weicker, Lowell P., Jr.  Greenwich, R 4 91,92 1969-71
Welch, William W.  Norfolk, A 4 34 1855-57
Whitman, Lemuel Farmington, D 18 1823-25
Whittlesey, Thos. T.  Danbury, VBD 4 25 1837-39
Wildman, Zalmon14  Danbury, D 24 1835
Wilcox, Washington F.  Saybrook, D 2 51,52 1889-93
Williams, Thomas S.  Hartford, O 15 1817-19
Williams, Thomas W.  New London, W 3 26,27 1839-43
Woodhouse, Chase Going New London, D 2 79,81 [1945-47]
[1949-51]
Woodruff, George C.  Litchfield, D 4 37 1861-63
Woodruff, John New Haven, A 2 34,36 [1855-57]
[1859-61]
Young, Ebenezer Killingly, F 21-23 1829-35

**Town listed is town of residence at time of election.

1 Elected to fill vacancy to March 4, 1903, and for the 58th and 59th sessions of Congress. Resigned in 1905 to become U.S. Senator, to fill vacancy caused by death of Senator Orville H. Platt.
2 Died during term, September 8, 1981.
3 Resigned 1833.
4 Elected to fill vacancy.
5 Died during term.
6 Elected January 12, 1982, to fill the vacancy created by the death of William R. Cotter. Took oath of office on January 25, 1982.
7 Died during term, May 7, 1987.
8 Elected to fill vacancy.
*District changed from Second to Third.
9 Died during term.
10 Died during term, May 1, 1970. 
11 Elected August 18, 1987, to fill vacancy caused by the death of Stewart B. McKinney. Took office on Sept. 9, 1987.
12 Elected November 3, 1970, to fill the vacancy caused by death of William L. St. Onge and for the full term beginning January 3, 1971.
13 Elected for unexpired portion of term in 1834.
14 Died at Washington, December 10, 1835.
15 Following the 2001 redistricting, the number of Congressional Districts was reduced from six to five and Nancy Johnson was elected to the reconfigured fifth district.