Pitkin, William, 1694 - 1769
Born April 30, 1694, in Hartford, Connecticut, William Pitkin became Captain of the Trainband, East Society, 1730-1738. In Connecticut 1st Regiment, he served as Major (1738-1739) and Colonel (1739-1754). Pitkin held many political positions.
Deputy, Connecticut General Assembly (1728-1734), Speaker, House of Representatives (1732-1734), Judge, Hartford County County Court (1735-1753), Superior Court (1741-1754; Chief Justice 1754-1766); Deputy Governor, Colony of Connecticut (1754-1766), and
Governor, Colony of Connecticut (1766-1769). Museum of Connecticut History