Longest Service (24 years or more):
Christopher J. Dodd
Joseph R. Hawley
Orville H. Platt
|Connecticut Senators Who Served in Leadership Positions|
President Pro Tempore: Lafayette S. Foster, Frank B. Brandegee
Democratic Conference Secretaries: Francis T. Maloney, Brien McMahon
Standing Committee Chairs Since 1947:
|Connecticut Senators Depicted on U.S. Postage Stamps|
|Connecticut Citizens Honored in the Capitol's Art Collection|
Statuary: Jonathan Trumbull by Chauncey B. Ives (House connecting corridor); Roger Sherman by Chauncey B. Ives (Statuary Hall).
Paintings: Declaration of Independence in Congress at the Independence Hall, Philadelphia, July 4th, 1776 by John Trumbull. The scene includes Connecticut's three delegates signing the Declaration (Rotunda).
General George Washington Resigning His Commission to Congress As Commander in Chief of the Army at Annapolis, Maryland, by John Trumbull (Rotunda).
Surrender of General Burgoyne at Saratoga, by John Trumbull (Rotunda).
Surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, Virginia, by John Trumbull (Rotunda).
Fort Trumbull, Connecticut, by Seth Eastman (center section, first floor, west corridor).
Jonathan Trumbull portrait by Harry I. Thompson (Speakers' Lobby, House wing, 2nd floor).
The Connecticut Compromise, featuring Roger Sherman and Oliver Ellsworth, by Bradley Stevens (Senate Reception Room)
Roger Sherman, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, served simultaneously as mayor of New Haven and as one of Connecticut's U.S. senators.
Roger S. Baldwin, Roger Sherman's grandson, helped to organize the Republican party in the mid-nineteenth century, after the demise of the Whig party. When Baldwin remained loyal to his Republican party policies during his reelection campaign, his refusal to conform to the predominantly Whig general assembly's wishes cost him his Senate seat.