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Joseph Edward Talbot (March 18, 1901 – April 30, 1966) was a U.S. Representative from Connecticut.

Joseph E. Talbot
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 5th district
In office
January 20, 1942 – January 3, 1947
Preceded byJ. Joseph Smith
Succeeded byJames T. Patterson
Connecticut State Treasurer
In office
GovernorRaymond E. Baldwin
Preceded byGuy B. Holt
Succeeded byFrank M. Anastasio
Personal details
Born(1901-03-18)March 18, 1901
Naugatuck, Connecticut
DiedApril 30, 1966(1966-04-30) (aged 65)
Washington, D.C.
Political partyRepublican Party

Born in Naugatuck, Connecticut, Talbot attended the public schools. He was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, in 1922 and from Yale Law School in 1925. He was admitted to the bar in 1925 and commenced practice in Naugatuck and Waterbury, Connecticut. He served as prosecuting attorney in Naugatuck from 1928 to 1933 and judge from 1935 to 1937. He was State Treasurer, 1939–1941, and workmen's compensation commissioner for the fifth district of Connecticut in 1941 and 1942.

Talbot was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-seventh Congress in a special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of J. Joseph Smith. He was reelected to the Seventy-eighth and Seventy-ninth Congresses and served from January 20, 1942, to January 3, 1947. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1946. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the gubernatorial nomination in 1946 and an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1950.

He was appointed a member of the United States Tariff Commission in April 1953. He was reappointed in May 1959 and again on July 14, 1965, serving as vice chairman 1953-1959 and as chairman from 1959. He served as chairman of the Committee on Reciprocity Information from 1959 until his death in Washington, D.C., April 30, 1966. He was interred in St. James Cemetery, Naugatuck, Connecticut.


  • United States Congress. "Joseph E. Talbot (id: T000018)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Guy B. Holt
Connecticut State Treasurer
Succeeded by
Frank M. Anastasio
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
J. Joseph Smith
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 5th congressional district

Succeeded by
James T. Patterson