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William Hawley


Gender:
Male
Born:
1768
Died:
1854
Home Town:
Redding, CT
Later Residences:
Greenwich, CT
Redding, CT
Woodbury, CT
Marriage(s):
Sarah Marshall Hawley (December 24, 1794)
Biographical Notes:
Hawley died in DeRuyter, NY in 1854

Education
Years at LLS:
1788
Other Education:
Attended Yale College in 1789.

Profession / Service
Profession:
Lawyer
Admitted To Bar:
1791
Training with Other Lawyers:
He pursued further legal studies with Thaddeus Benedict.
State Posts:
State Representative (CT) 1802, 1805

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:
[We are currently working to update and confirm citations of attendance.]
Secondary Sources:
Loomis, Hon. Dwight and J. Gilbert Calhoun. The Judicial and Civil History of Connecticut. Boston: The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1895.; Cothren, William History of Ancient Woodbury From the First Indian Deed in 1659 to 1879. Woodbury, CT: William Cothren, 1879.

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