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Gideon Hall, Jr.

May 1, 1808
December 8, 1876
Home Town:
Winchester, CT
Biographical Notes:
Gideon Hall, son of Gideon and Polly Hayden Hall, was born May 1, 1808 in Winchester, Connecticut. Hall graduated from the Litchfield Law School in 1829 and was admitted to the Litchfield County Bar that same year. For most of his life, Hall worked as a lawyer in Winsted, Connecticut.

Years at LLS:

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office
Admitted To Bar:
1832 in Litchfield County Court
State Posts:
State Representative (CT) 1838, 1846, 1854
State Senator (CT) 1847
Local Posts:
Judge of Probate 1839-1841, 1844-1848

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.
Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1848), 23.
Secondary Sources:
Boyd, John. Annals and Family Records of Winchester, Conn. Higginson Book Co.

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