The First Jonathan

The first Jonathan husky mascot, a black and white Eskimo husky, was born July 23, 1934 in Huntington, CT.  During the American Revolution, George Washington is said to have referred to Connecticut's then-Governor Jonathan Trumbull as "Brother Jonathan" - although it was used to generically identify American colonists before Trumbull's era.  It was selected as an appropriate name for the new Connecticut mascot.
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( The University of Connecticut / January 29, 2014 )

The first Jonathan husky mascot, a black and white Eskimo husky, was born July 23, 1934 in Huntington, CT. During the American Revolution, George Washington is said to have referred to Connecticut's then-Governor Jonathan Trumbull as "Brother Jonathan" - although it was used to generically identify American colonists before Trumbull's era. It was selected as an appropriate name for the new Connecticut mascot.

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