Francis Lister Hawks
New York, NY
Holy Springs, MS
New Orleans, LA
Emily Kirby Hawks (October 11, 1823)
After attending the Litchfield Law School, Hawks became a reporter of the North Carolina Supreme Court for six years and published four volumes of Reports.
In 1826, he left the law to study for the Episcopal ministry. After being ordained in New Bern in 1827, he became the assistant minister at Trinity Church, New Haven, CT. He then served at St. James Church in Philadelphia before accepting a position as Professor of Divinity and Theology at Washington College (now Trinity College in Hartford, CT). ...
State Representative (NC) 1821
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), 15.
Carraway, Gertrude S. Crown of Life. O.G. Dunn, 1940.
Carraway, Gertrude S. Years of Light. O.G. Dunn Company, 1944.
Dictionary of American Biography, vol. 4. 1960.
Miller, Stephen F. Recollections of New Bern Fifty Years Ago. 1873.
Duyckinck, E.A. A Memorial to Francis Lister Hawks, D.D., LL.D., 1871.
A Tribute to the Memory of Rev. Francis L. Hawks, D.D. LL.D, 1867.
Fowler, Henry. The American Pulpit. 1856.
"Francis Lister Hawks." Putnam's Magazine. Jan., 1868.
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