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Frederick Gunn

September 1, 1787
November 21, 1852
Home Town:
New Milford, CT
Later Residences:
New Milford, CT
Aurelia Kinney Gunn (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Frederick Gunn was the son of Epenetus Gunn and Sarah Camp of New Milford, CT. He was born on September 1, 1787 in New Milford, CT. Gunn prepared for college with the Rev. Dr. David Ely Huntington. He then went to study at Yale, from which he graduated in 1810. After his graduation, Gunn studied law briefly with the Hon. David S. Boardman (a Litchfield Law School graduate in 1793) in New Milford and then at the Litchfield Law School in 1812. Gunn was admitted to the bar but never committed himself to the practice of law. He owned a considerable amount of real estate in New Milford and dedicated himself to farming interests there. Gunn died in New Milford on November 21, 1852.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Attended Yale College in 1810.

Profession / Service
Admitted To Bar:
1813 in Litchfield County Court
Training with Other Lawyers:
He studied law with the Hon. David S. Boardman who had attended the Litchfield Law School in 1793.

Related Objects and Documents
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.
Baldwin, Roger S. "Notes on law taken from the lectures of the Honble. Tapping Reeve and James Gould, esquire … at the Litchfield Law School." Rare Book Collection, Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale University; Ledger. "Journals of the Barr - Litchfield County

Litchfield County Bar Association Records, 1811, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library.
Secondary Sources:
Dexter, Franklin Bowditch. Biographical Sketches of the Graduates of Yale College with Annals of College History, Vol. 6. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1912.

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