Carl R. Ajello
Carl R. Ajello
|20th Connecticut Attorney General|
January 1975 – January 1983
William A. O'Neill
|Preceded by||Robert K. Killian|
|Succeeded by||Joe Lieberman|
|Born||August 22, 1932|
|Alma mater||University of Connecticut|
New York University School of Law
Carl R. Ajello (born August 22, 1932) was the 20th Attorney General of Connecticut, serving from 1975 to 1984.
Early life and career
Ajello was born in the city of Ansonia, Connecticut on August 22, 1932 to Carl and Kathryn Arjello. He attended public schools in Ansonia before graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Connecticut in 1953. He then went to graduate school, receiving a LL.B. and J.D.S. in law from New York University School of Law in 1956.
Political and judicial career
Ajello, a member of the Democratic Party, was elected Justice of the Peace for the city of Ansonia for the 1960-1962 term; he also served as Corporation Counsel for Ansonia from 1965-1968. He was elected as a member of the Connecticut General Assembly in 1963, and served as the Assistant House Majority Leader in the 1967 session, House Majority Leader in the 1969 and 1971-1972 sessions; House Minority Leader in the 1973-1974 sessions.
He was elected Connecticut Attorney General in 1974 and re-elected in 1978, serving two terms from 1975-1983.
He lives in Hamden, Connecticut, having relocated from his original hometown of Ansonia, Connecticut, with his wife, Jacqueline, and their two children, Michele and Carl. He's a member of multiple legal associations, including the Connecticut Bar Association. He also has two grandsons and one granddaughter. Most notably his grandson Jackson Ajello attends Syracuse University and his granddaughter attends Bucknell University. His heritage is half Italian and half Irish. Carl Ajello was a practicing Roman Catholic until 2006 when he became a Zen Buddhist.
- "Register and Manual – State of Connecticut 1980". Mocavo. Retrieved June 10, 2015.
- "Attorney General: Biographies of the Attorneys General". ct.gov, the Connecticut State Government website. Retrieved June 10, 2015.
Robert K. Killian
| Attorney General of Connecticut
Joseph I. Lieberman