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Henry Woodhull Green

September 20, 1804
December 19, 1876
Home Town:
Maidenhead, NJ
Later Residences:
Trenton, NJ
Emily Ewing Green (March 22, 1831)
Susan Ewing Green (June 2, 1840)
Biographical Notes:
Henry Woodhull Green was a member of one of New Jersey's oldest families. His father, Caleb Smith Green was a farmer in Hunterdon. Green was born on September 20, 1804 in Maidenhead, now Lawrenceville, New Jersey. He attended an academy which later became the Lawrenceville School and then went to study at Princeton in 1820 when he was only sixteen. He later went to study law with Charles Ewing in Trenton, New Jersey who later became the Chief Justice of the New Jersey State Supreme Court. He completed his legal studies in Litchfield in 1823. He then returned to New Jersey where he was admitted to the bar in 1825. Green married twice in his lifetime, both times with daughters of Chief Justice Charles Ewing. His first marriage was in 1831 to Emily Augusta Ewing, she died only six years later. ...

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Attended Lawrenceville Acadmy and graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1820.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office
Admitted To Bar:
New Jersey in 1825
Training with Other Lawyers:
He studied law with Charles Ewing in Trenton, NJ.
Political Party:
State Posts:
State Representative (NJ) 1842
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (NJ) 1846-1860
Chancellor (NJ) 1860-1866
State Committees:
Member of the NJ Constitutional Convention in 1844.
Local Posts:
Recorder (Trenton, NJ) 1837
Reporter of the Court of Chancery (Trenton, NJ) 1837-1844

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.
Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1849), 19.
Secondary Sources:
Lewis, W.D., Ed. Great American Lawyers, Vol. 4. 1908.; Proceedings NJ Hist Soc., 2 series, vol. 4. 1877.; The Biographical Encyclopedia of New Jersey of the Nineteenth Century. Phil., PA: Galaxy Publishing Co., 1877.

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