Jonathan Trumbull, Sr. (12 October 1710 – 17 August 1785) was one of the few men who served as governor in both a pre-Revolutionary colony and a post-Revolutionary state. He was a friend and advisor of General Washington throughout the revolutionary period, dedicating the resources of Connecticut to the fight for independence. He was the only colonial governor to continue in office through the American revolution.
Benson John Lossing, ed. Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (vol. 9) (New York, NY: Harper and Brothers, 1912)