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Middletown, CT

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.cityofmiddletown.com/

Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.middlesexchamber.com/

Population:
43167 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1650 (incorporated), 1653 (renamed)

County:
Middlesex County

Founded 1650 as Mattabeseck, renamed to Middletown in 1653.

County seat of Middlesex County, 1785-1960.

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Middlesex Community College Connecticut
1966
Xavier High School, Middletown, CT
1963
Wesleyan University
1831

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Dean Acheson
Government
11-Apr-1893 12-Oct-1971 US Secretary of State, 1949-53
Susan Bysiewicz
Politician
1961   Connecticut Secretary of State, 1998-2011
Jules Dassin
Film Director
18-Dec-1911 31-Mar-2008 Topkapi
Reginald De Koven
Composer
3-Apr-1859 16-Jan-1920 Oh, Promise Me
James Naughton
Actor
6-Dec-1945   The Paper Chase
John H. van Vleck
Physicist
13-Mar-1899 27-Oct-1980 Quantum theory of paramagnetism
Henry Clay Work
Composer
1-Oct-1832 8-Jun-1884 Marching Through Georgia
Walter B. Wriston
Business
3-Aug-1919 19-Jan-2005 CEO of Citibank, 1967-84

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Paul Horgan
Author
1-Aug-1903 8-Mar-1995 Great River: The Rio Grande
William Manchester
Author
1-Apr-1922 1-Jun-2004 The Arms of Krupp
Max Showalter
Actor
2-Jun-1917 30-Jul-2000 Niagara
Frank B. Weeks
Politician
20-Jan-1854 2-Oct-1935 Governor of Connecticut, 1909-11



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