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Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives

The Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives is the presiding officer of the Connecticut House of Representatives.

Picture Name Town Political Party Term of Service
David Plant Stratford Toleration Republican 1819, 1820
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Elisha Phelps Simsbury Toleration Republican 1821
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Seth P. Beers Litchfield Toleration Republican 1822, 1823
Ralph I. Ingersoll New Haven Toleration Republican 1824
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Samuel A. Foot Cheshire National Republican 1825, 1826
Ebenezer Young Killingly National Republican 1827, 1828
Elisha Phelps Simsbury National Republican 1829
Henry W. Edwards New Haven Jacksonian 1830
Martin Welles Wethersfield National Republican 1831, 1832
Samuel Ingham Saybrook Jacksonian 1833
Roger Huntington Norwich National Republican 1834 (Resigned May 24, 1834)
William L. Storrs Middletown National Republican 1834
Samuel Ingham Saybrook Democratic 1835 (Resigned May 15, 1835)
Chauncey F. Cleveland Hampton Democratic 1835, 1836
Stillman K. Wightman Middletown Democratic 1837
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William W. Boardman New Haven Whig 1838, 1839
Charles J. McCurdy Lyme Whig 1840, 1841
Stillman K. Wightman Middletown Democratic 1842
Noyes Billings New London Democratic 1843
Charles J. McCurdy Lyme Whig 1844
William W. Boardman NewHaven Whig 1845
Cyrus H. Beardslee Monroe Democratic 1846
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LaFayette S. Foster Norwich Whig 1847, 1848
John C. Lewis Plymouth Free Soil Democratic 1849
Origen S. Seymour Litchfield Democratic 1850
Samuel Ingham Saybrook Democratic 1851
Charles B. Phelps Woodbury Democratic 1852
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William W. Eaton Hartford Democratic 1853
LaFayette S. Foster Norwich Whig 1854 (Resigned June 8, 1854)
Green Kendrick Waterbury Whig 1854
Austin Baldwin Middletown American 1855
Green Kendrick Waterbury Whig 1856
Eliphalet A. Bulkeley Hartford Union 1857
Alfred A. Burnham Windham Republican 1858
Oliver H. Perry Fairfield Republican 1859, 1860
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Augustus Brandegee New London Republican 1861
Henry C. Deming Hartford Democratic 1861 (Elected Oct. 9, 1861)
Josiah M. Carter Norwalk Republican 1862
Chauncey F. Cleveland Hampton Republican 1863
John S. Rice Farmington Union 1864
Eleazer K. Foster New Haven Republican 1865
David Gallup Plainfield Union 1866
John T. Wait Norwich Union 1867
Charles Ives East Haven Republican 1868
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Orville H. Platt Meriden Republican 1869
LaFayette S. Foster Norwich Republican 1870 (Resigned June 16, 1870)
Alfred A. Burnham Windham Republican 1870
Edwin H. Bugbee Killingly Republican 1871
Amos S. Treat Woodbridge Republican 1872
William W. Eaton Hartford Democratic 1873
Tilton E. Doolittle New Haven Democratic 1874
Charles Durand Derby Republican 1875
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Thomas M. Waller New London Democratic 1876
Lynde Harrison Guilford Republican 1877
Charles H. Briscoe Enfield Republican 1878
Dexter R. Wright New Haven Republican 1879
Dwight Marcy Vernon Republican 1880
William C. Case Granby Republican 1881
John M. Hall Windham Republican 1882
Charles H. Pine Derby Republican 1883
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Henry B. Harrison New Haven Republican 1884
William Edgar Simonds Canton Republican 1885
John A. Tibbits New London Republican 1886
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Heusted W. R. Hoyt Greenwich Republican 1887
John H. Perry Fairfield Republican 1889
Allen W. Paige Huntington Republican 1891
Isaac W. Brooks Torrington Republican 1893
Samuel Fessenden Stamford Republican 1895
Joseph L. Barbour Hartford Republican 1897
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Frank B. Brandegee New London Republican 1899
John H. Light Norwalk Republican 1901
Michael Kenealy Stamford Republican 1903
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Marcus H. Holcomb Southington Republican 1905
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John Q. Tilson New Haven Republican 1907
Elmore S. Banks Fairfield Republican 1909
Frederick A. Scott Plymouth Republican 1911
Morris C. Webster Harwinton Republican 1913
Frank E. Healy Windsor Locks Republican 1915
James F. Walsh Greenwich Republican 1917
Frederick W. Huxford Stamford Republican 1921
Leonard J. Nickerson Cornwall Republican 1923
Elbert L. Darbie Killingly Republican 1925
John H. Hill Shelton Republican 1927
Samuel A. Eddy North Canaan Republican 1929
Howard W. Alcorn Suffield Republican 1931
William Hanna Bethel Republican 1933, 1935
J. Mortimer Bell Salisbury Republican 1937
Walter Howe Litchfield Republican 1939
Hugh Meade Alcorn, Jr. Suffield Republican 1941
Harold E. Mitchell West Hartford Republican 1943
E. Lea Marsh, Jr. Old Lyme Republican 1945
Frederick H. Holbrook Madison Republican 1947
John R. Thim Hamden Republican 1949
Mansfield D. Sprague New Canaan Republican 1951
Arthur E. B. Tanner Woodbury Republican 1953
W. Sheffield Cowles Farmington Republican 1955
Nelson C. L. Brown, II Groton Republican 1957
William J. O'Brien, Jr. Portland Democratic 1959
Anthony E. Wallace Simsbury Republican 1961
J. Tyler Patterson, Jr. Old Lyme Republican 1963-1965
Robert J. Testo Bridgeport Democratic 1967
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William R. Ratchford Danbury Democratic 1969-1972
Francis J. Collins Brookfield Center Republican 1973-1974
James J. Kennelly Hartford Democratic 1975-1978
Ernest N. Abate Stamford Democratic 1979-1982
Irving J. Stolberg New Haven Democratic 1983-1984
R. E. Van Norstrand Darien Republican 1985-1986
Irving J. Stolberg New Haven Democratic 1987-1988
Richard J. Balducci Newington Democratic 1989-1992
Thomas D. Ritter Hartford Democratic 1993-1998
Moira K. Lyons Stamford Democratic 1999-2004
James A. Amann Milford Democratic 2005-2008
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Christopher G. Donovan Meriden Democratic 2009-2012
J. Brendan Sharkey Hamden Democratic 2013-2017
Joe Aresimowicz Berlin Democratic 2017-


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