George Gould


Gender:
Male
Born:
September 2, 1807
Died:
December 6, 1868
Home Town:
Litchfield, CT
Later Residences:
Troy, NY
Marriage(s):
Sarah McCoun Vaill Gould (November 10, 1840)
Biographical Notes:
George Gould, son of Judge James Gould and his wife Sally Tracy Gould, was born in Litchfield, Connecticut on September 2, 1807. He began his education in 1819 at the Litchfield Female Academy where he studied until 1823. At that time he entered into studies at Yale College and graduated with honors in 1827. Immediately following his completion of studies at Yale he began the study of law at the Litchfield Law School where his father lectured. After completing his studies in Litchfield he relocated to Troy, New York where he passed the bar in 1830 and entered into his profession as a lawyer. On November 10, 1840 he married Sarah McCoun Vaill of Troy, New York. During his life he succeeded as a lawyer and judge. In 1852 he served as the Mayor of Troy, New York, and from 1855 until 1863 he served ...
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Education
Years at school:
LLS: 1827-1829; LFA: 1819-1823
Other Education:
He entered Yale College in 1823 at the age of seventeen, and graduated with honors in 1827.

Profession / Service
Profession:
Lawyer; Political Office; Business
Admitted To Bar:
1829 in Litchfield County Court; 1830 in Troy, NY
Political Party:
Republican
State Posts:
Justice of the Superior Court (NY) 1855-1863
Local Posts:
Mayor (Troy, NY) 1852


Related Objects and Documents
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help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
CITATION OF ATTENDANCE:
1819 Litchfield Female Academy Summer Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. More Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1927).

1819 Litchfield Female Academy Winter Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. More Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The Univeristy Press, 1927).

1820 Litchfield Female Academy Summer Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. More Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1927).

1820 Litchfield Female Academy Catalog Winter Session (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School Fro 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

1821 Litchfield Female ...
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Secondary Sources:
"The LLS: Educating Southern Lawyers in Conn." Georgia Journal of Southern Legal History.

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