Julia Tashjian

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Julia Tashjian
69th Secretary of the State of Connecticut
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1991
GovernorWilliam O'Neill
Preceded byMaura L. Melley
Succeeded byPauline R. Kezer
Personal details
Born(1938-06-08)June 8, 1938
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
DiedMay 9, 2013(2013-05-09) (aged 74)
Political partyDemocratic

Julia H. Tashjian (June 8, 1938 – May 9, 2013) was an American politician.[1]

Born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Tashjian moved with her family to Connecticut and went to school in Hartford, Connecticut. She lived in Windsor, Connecticut from 1966 until her death. Tashjian was a member of the Democratic Party. Tashjian served as the Secretary of State of Connecticut from 1983 to 1991, losing her 1990 reelection campaign to Republican Party nominee Pauline R. Kezer.[2][3] Tashjian ran again for Secretary of State in 1994 but lost the Democratic primary to Miles S. Rapoport.[4]


  1. ^ Julia H. Tashjian-Obituary
  2. ^ Pazniokas, Mark (2013-11-30). "Julia Tashjian dies; won on O'Neill ticket". The CT Mirror. Retrieved 2022-01-02.
  3. ^ Former Secretary of State Julia Tashjian Dies at 74
  4. ^ Keating, Christopher (1994-09-14). "Rapoport Beats Tashjian in Secretary of the State Race". Hartford Courant. p. 16. Retrieved 2022-01-02.
Political offices
Preceded by Secretary of State of Connecticut
Succeeded by