Susan Cogswell, 57, a regulator who served as the Connecticut insurance commissioner for about 7 years, has died.

Cogswell became the Connecticut commissioner in June 2000 and was the first woman to hold that post, department officials say. Before becoming commissioner, she was the department’s chief of staff.

When Cogswell died, she was a member of the Board of Education in Torrington, Conn., and a member of the boards of the Torrington Water Company and the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, according to Phalen Funeral Home Inc., Torrington, Conn.

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