The country was trying to get out of the Vietnam War, the Baltimore Colts were Super Bowl champs and Three Dog Night topped the charts with “Joy to the World.”
The year was 1971 and Tom Meskill was beginning his term as governor of Connecticut.
Some 35 years later, I sat down with the former governor to see what he is doing now at age 78.
He is still working. We talked about his short, yet eventful stint, as leader of our state. Did you know he pushed to have a monorail built at Bradley Airport with express service to and from Hartford? I bet you wish we had that today.
Meskill also had a close relationship with then-President Richard Nixon and said he owes his present job to his late friend.
Meskill served in between Gov. John Dempsey and Gov. Ella Grasso, both Democrats, and often gets lost in conversations about them.
Three decades out of office has given the former governor a new perspective about running our state and he shares his thoughts with on Eyewitness News This
Morning. Feel free to share your memories of our 82nd governor.
- Video: Watch Dennis House’s Interview With Former Gov. Tom Meskill
- Slideshow: Tom Meskill