Preserving the Past, Informing the Future
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Statutory Authority :
CGS Sec. 16-2.
1854, Rail Road Commissioners
established per 1853 Public Acts, chpt. LXXIV.
1855, General Railroad Commissioners, established per 1855 Public Acts, chpt. XCIV.
1875, Board of Railroad Commissioners, new name per Annual Report.
1911, Public Utilities Commission established by Chpt. 128 of the Public Acts of 1911 to succeed the Board of Railroad Commissioners.
1975, Dec. 1, P.A. 75-486 created the Public Utilities Control Authority from the former Public Utilities Commission.
1979, Jan. 1, P.A. 71-614 created a Dept. of Business Regulation.and made the former Public Utilities Control Authority a new Division in the Dept. of Business Regulation, called the Division of Public Utility Control.
1980, July 1, P.A. 80-482 eliminated the Dept. of Business Regulation. The Division of Public Utility Control became an independent department called the Dept. of Public Utility Control.
Department of Public Utility Control Web site, history of the agency.
Archived Department of Public Utility Control Web site, as harvested on 2007-04-05, by the Connecticut State Library, Connecticut Digital Archive.
Agency Documents and
Records in the State Library Collections :
Check the State Library catalog, CONSULS, under these author headings for publications by the agency available in the State Library :
Connecticut. Rail Road Commissioners.
Connecticut. General Railroad Commissioners.
Connecticut. Board of Railroad Commissioners.
Connecticut. Public Utilities Commission.
Connecticut. Public Utilities Control Authority.
Connecticut. Division of Public Utility Control.
Connecticut. Dept. of Public Utility Control.
Annual Reports are located in :
[CSL Call Number ConnDoc P962r]
Public Documents of the State of Connecticut. [CSL Call Number ConnDoc G25m]
Digest of Administrative Reports to the Governor. [CSL Call Number ConnDoc F40 d], and 2002-, the online version
Years of Service
|Richard Thomas Higgins||1911-Sept. 16, 1934|
|Edwy Lycurgus Taylor||1934-1935|
|Joseph Wright Alsop||1936|
|Alvan Waldo Hyde||1937|
|Edwy Lycurgus Taylor||1938|
|Joseph Wright Alsop||1939-1941|
|Joseph Patrick O'Connell||1942|
|Clyde Olin Fisher||1943|
|Joseph Patrick O'Connell||1944|
|Eugene Stanislaus Loughlin||1945-1970|
|Howard Edward Hausman||1971-1975|
|Albert J. Kleban||1975-1978|
|Miriam B. Butterworth||1979|
|John T. Downey||1979-1980|
|Thomas H. Fitzpatrick||1980-1983|
|John T. Downey||1983-1987|
|Peter G. Boucher||1987-1991|
|Michael J. Kenney||1991|
|Clifton A. Leonhardt||1991-1992|
|Reginald J. Smith||1992-1996|
|Donald W. Downes||1996-Present|
|Christopher S. Wood||1988-1990|
|Deborah K. Flannagan||1994-1996|
|William J. Palomba||2001-Present|
Prepared by the Government Information and Reference Services Unit, page revised 8/2008.