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Truman Beecher


Gender:
Male
Born:
June 18, 1796
Died:
Unknown
Home Town:
Kent, CT
Later Residences:
Kent, CT
Biographical Notes:
Truman Beecher was the son of Abraham Beecher and Lydia Fuller Beecher. He was born June 18, 1796. In 1816 Truman attended the Litchfield Law School and was admitted to the bar in 1818. He practiced law in Kent, Connecticut and his death date is not known.

Education
Years at LLS:
1816-1817

Profession / Service
Profession:
Lawyer
Admitted To Bar:
1818 in Litchfield County Court

Related Objects and Documents
Other:
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:
Johnson, William Samuel Catalogue of the Students at Law in the school at Litchfield Conn. at & after Aug. 15th 1817, Connecticut Historical Society, Johnson Family Papers, 1722-1863

Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School, Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1849, 14.

Litchfield County Bar Association Records, 1815, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, Litchfield Historical Society
Secondary Sources:
Kilbourne, Dwight C. The Bench and Bar of Litchfield County, Connecticut 1709-1909. Litchfield, CT: Published by the Author, 1909.

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