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Famous People from Connecticut

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Connecticut people about whom books for children have been written. Does not include Connecticut people who have only been written about for adults (like Ella Grasso, for instance).

ALLEN, Ethan, 1738-1789a (2001) born in Litchfield
ARNOLD, Benedict, 1741-1801a (1956, 1976, 2002, 2007, 2010) born in Norwich
BARLOW, Joel, 1754-1812a (x)
BARNUM, P. T. (Phineas Taylor), 1810-1891 – a (1956, 1987, 2009)
BROWN, John, 1799?-1859 – a (1991, 1997, 2009 ) born in Torrington
BURR, Aaron, 1756-1836 – a (1968, 2003, 2004, 2008)
BUSH, George H. W., 1924-  – a (2000)
BUSH, George W., 1946- – a (x) born in New Haven
BUSHNELL, David, 1740-1826 – a (1963, 1991) born in Saybrook
COLT, Samuel, 1814-1862a (1959) born in Hartford
CRANDALL, Prudence, 1803-1890 – a (1955, 2001, 2005, 2007) lived in Canterbury
DAVIS, Bette, 1908-1989 – a (x) ?
DePAOLA, Tomie, 1934- – a(1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007) born in Meriden
EDWARDS, Jonathan, 1703-1758 – a (2001) born in East Windsor
FOSTER, Lafayette S. (Lafayette Sabine), 1806-1880 – a (x) born in Franklin
FOX, Michael J., 1961- – a () ?
GALLAUDET, Thomas Hopkins, 1787-1851 – a (1983, 1995) established school for the deaf in Hartford
GOODYEAR, Charles, 1800-1860 – a (x) born in New Haven
HALE, Nathan, 1755-1776 – a (1949, 1965, 2000, 2002, 2004) born in Coventry
HAMILL, Dorothy, 1956-  – a (1979) raised in Greenwich
HEPBURN, Katharine, 1907-2003 – a (x) born in Hartford
IVES, Charles, 1874-1954 – a (2002) born in Danbury
JENNER, Bruce, 1949- – a (x) ?
KISSINGER, Henry, 1923- – a (x) ?
LAND, Edwin Herbert, 1909-1991  – a (x) born in Bridgeport
LETTERMAN, David, 1947-  – a (x) ?
LIEBERMAN, Joseph I., 1942-  – a (x) born in Stamford
LOBO, Rebecca, 1973-  – a (x) born in Hartford
LUCE, Clare Boothe, 1903-1987 – a () ?
LUDINGTON, Sybil, 1761-1839 – a (1985) lived in New York, but made a famous trip to Danbury
McCLINTOCK, Barbara, 1902-1992 – a (2002) born in Hartford
MILLER, Arthur, 1915-2005 – a (x) died in Roxbury
MORGAN, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), Sr., 1837-1913 – a (x) born in Hartford
NADER, Ralph, 1934-  – a (1991) born in Winsted
NEWMAN, Paul, 1925-2008 – a (x) lived in Westport
OLMSTED, Frederick Law, 1822-1903 – a (1994) born in Hartford
POWELL, Adam Clayton, Jr., 1908-1972 – a (x) born in New Haven
PUTNAM, Israel, 1718-1790 – a (1965) lived in Pomfret
ROOSEVELT, Edith, 1861-1948 – a (x) born in Norwich 
SENDAK, Maurice, 1928-  – a () lives in Ridgefield
SHERMAN, Roger, 1721-1793 – a (x) died in New Haven
SIKORSKY, Igor Ivan, 1889-1972 – a (1969) died in Easton
SMITH, Venture, 1729?-1805 – a (1969, 2008) lived in Haddam Neck
SNICKET, Lemony, 1970- [Handler, Daniel] a () ?
SPOCK, Benjamin, 1903-1998 – a (x) born in New Haven
STEVENSON, James, 1929- – a (x) lives somewhere in Connecticut
STEWART, Martha, 1941-  – a (x) lives in Westport
STOWE, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896 – a (1965, 1968, 1978, 1990, 1994, 2003) born in Litchfield, died in Hartford
THUMB, Tom, 1838-1883 [Stratton, Charles] – a (2011) born in Bridgeport
TWAIN, Mark, 1835-1910 – a (1961, 1963, 1978, 1994, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2011) lived in Hartford
WEBSTER, Noah,  1758-1843a (1988) born in West Hartford
WHITNEY, Eli, 1765-1825 – a (x) died in New Haven

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