Log In | Contact Us| View Cart (0)
Browse: Collections Digital Content Subjects Creators Record Groups

Kirby, Ephraim (1757-1804) | Litchfield Historical Society

Name: Kirby, Ephraim (1757-1804)


Historical Note: Ephraim Kirby is known as America's first court reporter. Kirby studied at Yale but did not graduate, and he fought in the Revolutionary War in the Calvary. In 1787 he received an honorary master’s degree from Yale College. He was a lawyer and a member of the Connecticut legislature from 1791-1801. Kirby created the first published volume of law reports in America, and he was the first Superior Court Judge of the Mississippi territory in the area that is now Alabama. He was the first General Grand High Priest of the Royal Arch Masons of the United States. His four daughters attended the Litchfield Female Academy, and his son attended the Litchfield Law School.
Sources:

http://www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org/ledger/students/1468 ;

http://www.jud.ct.gov/lawlib/history/kirby.htm ;

http://www.archives.state.al.us/al_sldrs/K_list.html

Note Author: Benjamin Bradley





Page Generated in: 0.034 seconds (using 107 queries).
Using 2.81MB of memory. (Peak of 2.96MB.)

Powered by Archon Version 3.21 rev-1
Copyright ©2012 The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign