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Jonathan Trumbull, Jr.

Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Lebanon, Connecticut, United States
Death: August 7, 1809 (69)
Lebanon, New London, CT
Place of Burial: Lebanon, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Governor Jonathan Trumbull and Faith Trumbull
Husband of Eunice Trumbull
Father of Jonathan Trumbull, II; Faith Wadsworth; Mary Trumbull; Harriet Silliman; Maria Trumbull and 5 others
Brother of Joseph Trumbull (1st Commissary General of the Continental Army); Faith Huntington; Mary Trumbull; David Trumbull; John Trumbull and 1 other

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About Jonathan Trumbull, Jr., U.S. Senator,_Jr.

Jonathan Trumbull, Jr. (March 26, 1740 – August 7, 1809) was an American politician who served as the second Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.

Born in Lebanon, Connecticut, the second son of Jonathan Trumbull, Sr. (the eventual Governor of Connecticut) and his wife Faith Robinson, daughter of Rev. John Robinson. Trumbull graduated from Harvard College in 1759. He served in the state legislature three times, in 1774–75, 1779–80, and in 1788, serving as Speaker of the House in 1788.

Included in the general orders of June 8, 1781: "Jonathan Trumbull. Esqr., Junior, is appointed Secretary to the Commander in Chief and to be respected accordingly." He served for the duration of the war.

He was elected to the First, Second, and Third Congresses, serving in the United States House of Representatives from March 4, 1789 to March 3, 1795. He was the Speaker of the House in the Second Congress, both preceded and succeeded by Frederick A. C. Muhlenberg. He did not seek re-election for a fourth term and instead ran for the United States Senate, where he was elected and served from March 4, 1795 to June 10, 1796, when he resigned to become Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut. When the Governor died in December 1797, he became governor and was re-elected to eleven consecutive terms until his death in 1809 in Lebanon, Connecticut. He was one the original members of the board of trustees of Bacon Academy.

His brother John Trumbull was a noted painter of the Revolution and his daughter Harriet married Scientist Benjamin Silliman.


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.

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Jonathan Trumbull, Jr., U.S. Senator's Timeline

February 1, 176
Lebanon, CT
March 26, 1740
Lebanon, Connecticut, United States
December 24, 1767
Age 27
Lebanon, New London, CT
December 24, 1767
Age 27
Norwich, CT
February 1, 1769
Age 28
Lebanon, New London, CT
December 27, 1777
Age 37
Lebanon, Ct
December 27, 1777
Age 37
Lebanon, New London, CT
Age 36
September 2, 1783
Age 43
Lebanon, New London, CT