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John Lorimer Graham

March 20, 1797
July 22, 1876
Home Town:
London, England
Later Residences:
New York, NY
Biographical Notes:
John Lorimer Graham was born in London, England on March 20, 1797. His father was a prominent attorney who worked in CT, VT, and NY. Graham attended the Litchfield Law School in 1812 and was admitted to the New York State bar in 1821. He served as the Postmaster of New York City from 1840 to 1844, and also worked briefly for the Treasury Department in 1861. Graham also acted as a Regent for New York University in 1834. He died in Flushing, NY on July 22, 1876.

Years at LLS:

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office
Admitted To Bar:
New York in 1821
Local Posts:
Postmaster (New York, NY) 1840-1844

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.
Ledger. "Journals of the Barr - Litchfield County." Litchfield Historical Society; Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1849), 12.; "J.L. Graham" wrote an inscription and signed Marian Lewis's album tha

Litchfield County Bar Association Records, 1814, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, Litchfield Historical Society

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