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Joseph Trumbull (December 7, 1782August 4, 1861) was a U.S.marker lawyer, banker, and politician from Connecticutmarker. He represented Connecticut in the U.S. Congress and served as Governor.

Joseph was born to David Trumbull in Lebanon, Connecticutmarker, and was the grandson of Jonathan Trumbull. He graduated from Yalemarker in 1801, after which he read for the law. He was admitted to the bar in 1803 and established his practice at Hartfordmarker. In 1828 he became the president of the Hartford Bankin and later of the Providence, Hartford & Fishkill Railroad Co.

Trumbull began his political career with his election to the state's House of Representatives in 1832. He was sent to the U.S. Congress in December 1834 to complete the term of William W. Ellsworth who had resigned, and was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1843).

Trumbull served as governor of Connecticut in 1849 and 1850. He was active in his support of education, and Yale awarded him an honorary LL.D. degree in 1849. He died in Hartford on August 4, 1861 and was buried in the family plot at the East Cemetery in Lebanon, Connecticut.

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