Jonathan Trumbull Jr

  • American

TRUMBULL, Jonathan, Jr, (brother of Joseph Trumbull), a Representative and a Senator from Connecticut; born in Lebanon, Conn., March 26, 1740; graduated from Harvard College in 1759; member, State legislature 1774-1775, 1779-1780, 1788, and served as speaker of the house in 1788; served in the Continental Army as a paymaster; comptroller of the treasury 1778-1779; appointed secretary and aide-de-camp to General George Washington in 1781; elected to the First, Second, and Third Congresses (March 4, 1789-March 3, 1795); did not seek reelection, having become a candidate for Senator; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Second Congress; elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1795, to June 10, 1796, when he resigned; lieutenant governor of Connecticut from 1796 until the death of the Governor in December 1797, when he became the Governor; was reelected for eleven consecutive terms, and served from 1797 until his death in Lebanon, Conn., August 7, 1809; interment in the East Cemetery - Biographic Directory of the US Congress

Notable Position Organization From To
Paymaster Continental Army



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Significant name Lebanon Green Historic District Lebanon, CT
1740/03/26 Jonathan Trumbull Jr is born at home in Lebanon, Connecticut, the second son of Jonathan Trumbull Sr and his wife Faith Robinson, daughter of Rev John Robinson. John Trumbull Birthplace Lebanon, CT
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