Former Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Dies

July 22, 2010

Former Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Susan Cogswell, the first woman to hold the job, has died. She was 57.

The Republican Town Committee of Torrington, where Cogswell lived, released a statement saying Cogswell died Tuesday morning surrounded by her family. She was a former chairwoman of the committee.

The cause of her death wasn’t announced. She had been hospitalized in 2006 for a noncancerous tumor above an ear. No one answered the phone at Cogswell’s home Wednesday.

Cogswell was appointed insurance commissioner in 2000 by then-Gov. John G. Rowland and served until 2006. She had held management positions in the insurance and banking industries before moving to the Insurance Department.

Funeral arrangements haven’t been announced.

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