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Frederick Bronson


Gender:
Male
Born:
May 2, 1802
Died:
November 1, 1868
Home Town:
New York, NY
Later Residences:
New York, NY
Marriage(s):
Charlotte Brinkerhoff Bronson (March 1, 1838)
Biographical Notes:
Frederick Bronson was the son of Dr. Issac and Ann Alcott Bronson of New York, New York. Dr. Issac Bronson had served as the Senior Army Surgeon in the Revolutionary War and had moved his family to New York City in 1794. As a young man, Frederick prepared for college at Andover. He then undertook studies at Harvard, and was given his degree "out of course." Bronson held a tarnished record at Harvard and was punished various times for holding "festive entertainments" at local taverns. After attending the Litchfield Law School in 1824, he practiced law in New York City. On March 1, 1838 he married Charlotte Brinkerhoff of Green Hill, Connecticut and the couple had three children. His son, Frederick, Jr. married Sarah Gracie King, a daughter of Litchfield Law School student James Gore King. Frederick ...
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Education
Years at LLS:
1824
Other Education:
Graduated from Harvard College in 1823

Profession / Service
Profession:
Lawyer

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:
Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School, Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1849, 20.
Secondary Sources:
Enderton, Herbert Bronson, comp. Bronson (Brownson, Brunson) Families, Vol. I. Priv., 1969.

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