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Richard Blumenthal (D)
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Hometown: Greenwich
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706 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2823

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Christopher Murphy (D)
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Hometown: Cheshire
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136 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4041

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Connecticut became a state on January 9, 1788, the fifth state to join the Union. Connecticut's first two senators, Oliver Ellsworth and William Johnson, took office on March 4, 1789. Connecticut's longest-serving senators include Orville Platte (1879–1905) and Christopher Dodd (1981–2011). Among those who rose to leadership positions are Lafayette Foster and Frank Brandegee, both of whom served as the Senate's president pro tempore.

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