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Christopher Champlin Dexter


Gender:
Male
Born:
1791
Died:
August 13, 1825
Later Residences:
Providence, RI
Biographical Notes:
Christopher Devlin Dexter was born in 1791 to Stephen Dexter and Rebecca Champlin Dexter. He graduated Brown in 1812 and entered Litchfield Law School in 1813. He later worked as a lawyer in Providence, RI and died in that city on August 13, 1825.

Education
Years at LLS:
1813
Other Education:
Graduated from Brown University in 1812.

Profession / Service
Profession:
Lawyer

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), 11.

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