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9/11 Memories: Connecticut Politicians

Several key political figures were asked for their recollections of how Sept. 11 unfolded for them. Here are responses from former U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd, U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, former U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons, and former Gov. John Rowland.

  • Former U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd

    Former U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd

    The Courant asked several key political figures how Sept. 11 unfolded for them. Former U.S. Christopher Dodd gave this account via written statement: My memories of Sept. 11 and the days that followed are of powerfully mixed emotions. Our first daughter, Grace, was born just two days after the attacks,...

  • U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman

    U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman

    The Courant asked several key political figures how Sept. 11 unfolded for them. Below is an edited transcript of a recollection by U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, as told to Staff Writer Daniela Altimari: As it happens, I had three different breakfast events that morning. ... On the radio on the way...

  • Gov. Dannel P. Malloy

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy

    The Courant asked several key political figures how Sept. 11 unfolded for them. Below is an edited transcript of a recollection by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, as told to Staff Writer Daniela Altimari. Malloy was mayor of Stamford at the time. I was home watching NBC [“Today” show] ... Katie Couric was...

  • Former Gov. John Rowland

    Former Gov. John Rowland

    Several key political figures were asked for their recollections of how Sept. 11 unfolded for them. Connecticut’s governor that day, John Rowland, gave this account via written statement. I was conducting a meeting with business executives at the Governor’s Residence when my wife, Patty, interrupted...

  • Former U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons

    Former U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons

    The Courant asked several key political figures how Sept. 11 unfolded for them. Below is an edited transcript of a recollection by former U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons, as told to Staff Writer Daniela Altimari. I had just completed a speech to a group of veterans on the importance of intelligence and national...

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