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Every state of the Union has given birth to people who have left a lasting impression on our history and culture. The following native Alabamians have played distinctive roles.

Born in Connecticut

Famous Connecticuters
Name Born / Died Place
Dean Gooderham Acheson
Statesman, Lawyer
Born: April 11, 1893 Middletown
Died: October 12, 1971 Sandy Spring, Md.
Ethan Allen
Revolutionary, Guerrilla leader
Born: January 21, 1738 Litchfield
Died: February 12, 1789 Burlington, Vt.
Benedict Arnold
Continental Army general
Born: January 14, 1741 Norwich
Died: June 14, 1801 London, England
Phineas Taylor (P.T.) Barnum
Showman
Born: July 5, 1810 Bethel
Died: April 7, 1891 Bridgeport
Henry Ward Beecher
Clergyman, Social reformer
Born: June 24, 1813 Litchfield
Died: March 8, 1887 Brooklyn, N.Y.
John Brown
Abolitionist
Born: May 9, 1800 Torrington
Died: December 2, 1859 Charlestown, Va.
Samuel Colt
Inventor, Industrialist
Born: July 19, 1814 Hartford
Died: January 10, 1862 Hartford
Oliver Ellsworth
Lawyer, Politician, 3rd Supreme Court Chief Justice
Born: April 29, 1745 Windsor
Died: November 26, 1807 Windsor
Eileen Farrell
Soprano
Born: February 13, 1920 Willimantic
Died: March 23, 2002 Park Ridge, N.J.
John Fitch
Inventor, Silversmith
Born: January 21, 1743 South Windsor
Died: July 2, 1798 Bardstown, Ky.
Charles Goodyear
Inventor
Born: December 29, 1800 New Haven
Died: July 1, 1860 New York, N.Y.
Ella Giovanna Oliva Tambussi Grasso
Politician
Born: May 10, 1919 Windsor Locks
Died: February 5, 1981 Hartford
Nathan Hale
Continental Army Captain
Born: June 6, 1755 Coventry
Died: September 22, 1776 New York, N.Y.
Robert N. Hall
Inventor
Born: December 25, 1919 New Haven
Died: DEATHDATE DEATHPLACE
Katharine Houghton Hepburn
Actress
Born: May 12, 1907 Hartford
Died: June 29, 2003 Old Saybrook
Collis Potter Huntington
Businessman, Railroad tycoon
Born: October 22, 1829 Harwinton
Died: August 13, 1900 Raquette Lake, N.Y.
Samuel Huntington
Lawyer, Statesman, Signer: Declaration of Independence
Born: July 2, 1732 Windham (now Scotland)
Died: January 5, 1795 Norwich
Charles Edward Ives
Composer
Born: October 20, 1874 Danbury
Died: May 19, 1954 New York, N.Y.
Mary Dixon Kies
Inventor
Born: March 21, 1752 South Killingly
Died: 1837  
Edwin Herbert Land
Scientist, Inventor
Born: May 12, 2909 Bridgeport
Died: March 1, 1991 Cambridge, Mass.
Anna-Lou "Annie" Leibovitz
Photographer
Born: October 2, 1949 Waterbury
Died: DEATHDATE DEATHPLACE
John Pierpont (J.P.) Morgan
Financier, Industrialist
Born: April 17, 1837 Hartford
Died: March 31, 1913 Rome, Italy
Frederick Law Olmsted
Landscape architect
Born: April 26, 1822 Hartford
Died: August 28, 1903 Waverly, Mass.
Kenneth H. Olsen
Engineer, Inventor
Born: February 20, 1928 Stratford
Died: DEATHDATE DEATHPLACE
Rose Melba Ponzillo (Rosa Ponselle)
Soprano
Born: January 22, 1897 Meriden
Died: May 25, 1981 Brooklandville, Md.
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
Politician
Born: November 29, 1908 New Haven
Died: April 4, 1972 Miami, Fla.
Benjamin McLane Spock
Pediatrician
Born: May 2, 1903 New Haven
Died: March 15, 1998 La Jolla, Calif.
Harriet Elisabeth Beecher Stowe
Abolisionist, Writer
Born: June 14, 1811 Litchfield
Died: July 1, 1896 Hartford
Eli Terry
Clockmaker, Inventor
Born: April 13, 1772 East Windsor
Died: February 24, 1852 Terryville
John Trumbull
Artist
Born: June 6, 1756 Lebanon
Died: November 10, 1843 New York, N.Y.
Jonathan Trumbull
Businessman, Politician
Born: October 12, 1710 Lebanon
Died: August 17, 1785 Lebanon
Noah Webster
Lexicographer, Writer, Editor
Born: October 16, 1758 West Hartford
Died: April 28, 1843 New Haven
Emma Hart Willard
Educator
Born: February 23, 1787 Berlin
Died: April 15, 1870 Troy, N.Y.
William Williams
Merchant, Politician, Signer: Declaration of Independence
Born: April 28, 1731 Lebanon
Died: August 2, 1811 Lebanon
Oliver Wolcott
Signer: Declaration of Independence, Soldier, Politician
Born: December 1, 1726 Windsor
Died: December 1, 1797 Farmington


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