Trumbull, Jonathan (1710–1785), an American colonial official. He was governor of Connecticut, 1769–84, and at the start of the Revolutionary War was the only colonial governor to support the Patriot cause. He was an adviser to George Washington and served as a principal supplier of food and munitions for the Continental Army.
Trumbull was born in Lebanon, Connecticut. He studied theology at Harvard, graduating in 1727. In 1731 he entered his father's business and soon became a leading merchant. Trumbull was elected to the Connecticut legislature in 1733. He served as the governor's assistant, 1740–66, and deputy governor and chief justice of the colony, 1766–69. One of his sons was the artist John Trumbull.