Peter Ganesvoort, Jr.

Other Name:
Peter Buell Ganesvoort, Jr.
December 22, 1788
January 4, 1876
Home Town:
Albany, NY
Mary Sanford Ganesvoort (1833)
Susan Lansing Ganesvoort (December 12, 1843)
Biographical Notes:
Peter Gansevoort, Jr. was the son of Revolutionary War soldier Peter Gansevoort and his wife Catherine Van Schaick. He was born in Albany, NY and attended Williams College from 1804 to 1805. Gansevoort died in Albany, NY.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1808.

Profession / Service
Political Office
Admitted To Bar:
State Posts:
Judge Advocate General (NY) 1819-1821
State Representative (NY) 1830-1831
State Senator (NY) 1833-1836
Local Posts:
Judge of the Court of Common Pleas (Albany, NY) 1843-1847

Related Objects and Documents
In the Ledger:
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.
Bond, William Key. "Lectures on law by the Honable. Tapping Reeve and James Gould esquire at Litchfield, Connecticut, An. Dom: 1811 & 1812 …" Rare Book Collection, Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale University.; Ledger. "Journals of the Barr - Litchfield County

Litchfield County Bar Association Records, 1810, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library.

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