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Edward Goodwin

December 7, 1800
October 25, 1883
Home Town:
Hartford, CT
Eliza Sheldon Goodwin (November 3, 1830)
Susan Leavitt Goodwin (April 1827)
Biographical Notes:
Edward Good win's father worked on the paper The Connecticut Courant for over seventy years and established a reputable publishing company that his sons would inherit from him. While Goodwin intended to take up the practice of the law, his father encouraged him instead to return to Hartford to join the family business. Consequently, Goodwin assumed the editorship of the Connecticut Courant from 1824 to 1836 and worked in the family printing business until his retirement in 1861. Goodwin's second wife, Eliza, was the widow of Henry Sheldon of Litchfield, CT. Goodwin and Eliza had three children.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Attended Hartford Grammar School and graduated from Yale College in 1823.

Profession / Service
Editor; Political Office
State Posts:
Deputy Collector of Internal Revenue

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.
Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1849), 20.
Secondary Sources:
Goodwin, James Junius. The Goodwins of Hartford, Connecticut. Hartford, CT: Brown & Gross, 1891.

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