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)
BARNUM, P. T. (Phineas Taylor), 1810-1891 – a (1956, 1987, 2009)
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
BUSHNELL, David, 1740-1826 – a (1963, 1991born in Saybrook
COLT, Samuel, 1814-1862 – a (1959born in Hartford
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
GOODYEAR, Charles, 1800-1860 – a (x) born in New Haven
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) ?
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 (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
SIKORSKY, Igor Ivan, 1889-1972 – a (1969died in Easton
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 (
WHITNEY, Eli, 1765-1825 – a (x) died in New Haven


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