Connecticut Biography

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, 1738-1789 – a (2001born in Litchfield
ARNOLD, Benedict, 1741-1801 – a (1956, 1976, 2002, 2007, 2010born in Norwich
BARLOW, Joel, 1754-1812 – a (x)
BLOCK, Adriaen, c. 1567-buried 1627 – a (x)
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
CRANDALL, Prudence, 1803-1890 – a (1955, 2001, 2005, 2007lived in Canterbury
DAVIS, Bette, 1908-1989 – a (x) ?
DePAOLA, Tomie, 1934- – a(1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007born in Meriden
EDWARDS, Jonathan, 1703-1758 – a (2001born 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, 1995established school for the deaf in Hartford
HALE, Nathan, 1755-1776 – a (1949, 1965, 2000, 2002, 2004born in Coventry
HAMILL, Dorothy, 1956-  – a (1979raised in Greenwich
HEPBURN, Katharine, 1907-2003 – a (x) born in Hartford
HOOKER, Thomas, 1586-1647 – a (
IVES, Charles, 1874-1954 – a (2002born in Danbury
JENNER, Bruce, 1949- – a (x) ?
KISSINGER, Henry, 1923- – a (x) ?
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 (2002born 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 (1991born in Winsted
NEWMAN, Paul, 1925-2008 – a (x) lived in Westport
OLMSTED, Frederick Law, 1822-1903 – a (1994born in Hartford
POWELL, Adam Clayton, Jr., 1908-1972 – a (x) born in New Haven
PUTNAM, Israel, 1718-1790 – a (1965lived 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
SMITH, Venture, 1729?-1805 – a (1969, 2008lived in Haddam Neck
SNICKET, Lemony, 1970- [Handler, Daniel] a () ?
SPOCK, Benjamin, 1903-1998 – a (x) born in New Haven
STEWART, Martha, 1941-  – a (x) lives in Westport
STOWE, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896 – a (1965, 1968, 1978, 1990, 1994, 2003born in Litchfield, died in Hartford
TERRY, Eli, 1772-1852 – a (x)
THUMB, Tom, 1838-1883 [Stratton, Charles] – a (2011born in Bridgeport
TWAIN, Mark, 1835-1910 – a (1961, 1963, 1978, 1994, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2011lived in Hartford
WEBSTER, Noah,  1758-1843 – a (1988born in West Hartford
WELLES, Gideon,  – a (

INVENTORS

BARNUM, P. T. (Phineas Taylor), 1810-1891 – a (some before 1993, 199319941997200120092009)
BLICKENSDERFER, George C., 1850-1917 – a (x) died in Stamford [typewriter]
BUSHNELL, David, 1740-1826 – a (1963, 1991, 2006born in Saybrook [submarine]
CAPALBO, Benny, x-1950 – a (x) died in New London [submarine sandwich]
CLARK, Wesley Allison, 1927-2016 – a (x) born in New Haven [credited for designing the first modern personal computer]
COLT, Samuel, 1814-1862 – a (1959, 2010born in Hartford [Colt revolver]
FITCH, John, 1743-1798 – a (1966) born in Windsor [an American inventor, clockmaker, entrepreneur and engineer. He was most famous for operating the first steamboat service in the United States]
FRISBIE, William Russell, 1848-1903 – a (x) born in Wallingford [the Frisbee]
GOODYEAR, Charles, 1800-1860 – a (1980, 2002) born in New Haven [developed vulcanized rubber]
GRAY, William, 1850-1903 – a (x) born in Taftville [pay phone]
GRISWOLD, Catherine Allsop, x-x – a () [patent for a skirt-supporting corset]
HALL, Robert Noel, 1919-2016 – a (x) born in New Haven [demonstrated the first semiconductor laser, and invented a type of magnetron commonly used in microwave ovens]
HAYDON, Arthur William, 1906-1982 – a (x) died in Middlebury [an American inventor known for his work in the field of microminiature electrical timing and governing devices for industrial and military use, some of which were to be used in early computing devices]
HUBBELL, Harvey, 1857-1927 – a (x) died in Bridgeport [best-known inventions are the U.S. electrical plug[1] and the pull-chain light socket]
KIES, Mary Dixon, 1752-1837 – a (x) born in Killingly [first American woman to innovate in hat-making]
LALLEMENT, Pierre, x-x – a (x) [On a bicycle he had engineered, Lallement is believed to have pedaled from his home in Ansonia to New Haven. The ride was a demonstration for a patent application he was pursuing, but was so outlandish it caught the attention of the press.]
LAND, Edwin Herbert, 1909-1991  – a (1993born in Bridgeport [instant camera]
LASSEN, Louis, 1865-1935 – a (x) died in New Haven [hamburger]
MOREY, Samuel, 1762-1843 – a (x) born in Hebron [an American inventor, who worked on early internal combustion engines and was a pioneer in steamships who accumulated a total of 20 patents]
MULLANY, David, x-x – a (x) live[d?s] in Fairfield [Wiffle ball]
ROOT, Elisha, 1808-1865 – a (x) died in Hartford [“reconceptualized” the making of axes]
SIKORSKY, Igor Ivan, 1889-1972 – a (1969, 1976, 1993, 2010died in Easton [helicopter]
SMITH, George, x-x – a (x) lived in New Haven [lollipop]
SPENCER, Christopher Miner, 1833-1922 – a (x) born in Manchester [Spencer repeating rifle]
SPENCER, Ira Hobert, 1873-1928 – a (x) born in Barkhamsted [water-powered hydraulic engine]
SPRAGUE, Frank Julian, 1857-1934 – a (x) born in Milford [contributed to the development of the electric motor, electric railways, and electric elevators]
TERRY, Eli, 1772-1852 – a (x) born in East Windsor [a shelf clock mechanism]
WARNER, Ezra J., 1819-1889 – a (x) lived in Waterbury [can opener]
WELLS, Horace, 1815-1848 – a (1996) lived in Hartford [anesthesia for dental and other medical applications]
WHITEHEAD, Gustave, 1874-1927 – a (1966) died in Bridgeport [first flight – disputed]
WHITNEY, Eli, 1765-1825 – a (several before 2006, 200620072007, 201320162017died in New Haven [cotton gin]

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