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Encyclopedia > Jonathan Trumbull
Gov. Jonathan Trumbull
Gov. Jonathan Trumbull

Jonathan Trumbull, Sr. (12 October 171017 August 1785) (Originally spelled: Jonathan Trumble, was changed for an unknown reason) was one of the few men who served as governor in both a pre-Revolutionary colony and a post-Revolutionary state. Image File history File links JohnTrumbull. ... October 12 is the 285th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (286th in leap years). ... // Events April 10 - The worlds first copyright legislation became effective, Britains Statute of Anne Ongoing events Great Northern War (1700-1721) War of the Spanish Succession (1702-1713) Births January 3 - Richard Gridley, American Revolutionary soldier (d. ... August 17 is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1785 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...

He was born in Watertown, Connecticut, the son of Joseph Trumbull (1678-1755) and his wife née Hannah Higley. He graduated from Harvard College with a B.A. in 1727; three years after graduation (during which time he studied theology under the Rev. Solomon Williams at Lebanon, and was licensed to preach at Colchester, Connecticut), this became a Master of Arts degree. He became a merchant with his father in 1731, participating more fully in the business after the death of his brother at sea in 1732. From 1733-1740 he was a delegate to the general assembly, and in 1739-40 was Speaker of the House. He was appointed lieutenant colonel in Connecticut's militia in 1739. Watertown is a town located in Litchfield County, Connecticut. ... Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and a member of the Ivy League. ... Colchester is a town located in New London County, Connecticut. ...

He served as deputy-governor of the Colony of Connecticut from 1766-1769, and on the death of the governor became Governor of Connecticut in 1769, serving in that capacity until 1784. The following is a list of Governors of the State of Connecticut, from the Colonial period through present day. ...

He was a friend and advisor of General Washington throughout the revolutionary period, dedicating the resources of Connecticut to the fight for independence. He was the only colonial governor to continue in office through the American revolution. George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was the successful Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and later became the first President of the United States, an office to which he was elected twice (1789-1797). ...

He received an honorary LL.D. from Yale University in 1775 and from the University of Edinburgh in 1787; Trumbull College at Yale is named for him as well as the town of Trumbull, Connecticut, just north of Bridgeport. The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1583, is a renowned centre for teaching and research in Edinburgh, Scotland. ... Yale University is a private university in New Haven, Connecticut. ...

He married, on December 9, 1735 Faith Robinson (1718-1780), daughter of Rev. John Robinson. They were the parents of six children including: December 9 is the 343rd day (344th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events April 16 - The London premiere of Alcina by George Frideric Handel, his first the first Italian opera for the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden. ...

Governor Trumbull died in Lebanon, Connecticut and is buried at the Old Cemetery there. The Continental Army was the unified command structure of the thirteen colonies fighting Great Britain during the American Revolutionary War. ... Jonathan Trumbull Jr. ... William Williams (April 28, 1731– August 2, 1811) was an American merchant and political leader from Lebanon, Connecticut. ... U.S. Declaration of Independence The Declaration of Independence is a document in which the Thirteen Colonies declared themselves independent of the Kingdom of Great Britain and explained their justifications for doing so. ... John Trumbull, 1756–1843 John Trumbull (June 6, 1756 – November 10, 1843), was a famous American artist from the time of the American Revolutionary War. ...

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History - Trumbull College (775 words)
Jonathan Trumbull was born October 12,1710 in a Lebanon parsonage.
Jonathan Trumbull was governor of Connecticut from 1769-1784, serving during the tumultuous years of the French and Indian War and the American Revolution.
Jonathan Trumbull was a friend and counselor of George Washington.
Jonathan Trumbull - LoveToKnow 1911 (283 words)
JONATHAN TRUMBULL (1710-1785), American political leader, was born at Lebanon, Connecticut, on the 12th of October 1710.
Another son, Joseph (1737-1778), was a member of the first Continental Congress (1774-1775), became commissary-general of stores of the Continental army in July 1775 and commissary-general of purchases in June 1777, resigned in August 1777, and from November 1777 to April 1778 was commissioner for the board of war.
A grandson of the first Jonathan, Joseph (1782-1861), was a Whig representative in Congress in1834-1835and in 1839-1843, and was governor of Connecticut in 1849-1850.
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