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Thaddeus Goode Holt

September 20, 1793
May 8, 1873
Home Town:
Bedford County, VA
Later Residences:
Macon, GA
Nancy Fleming Holt (1828)
Biographical Notes:
Thaddeus Goode Holt was the son of George Holt. After studying at the Litchfield Law School, Holt returned to Georgia and formed a parternship with Judge Robert Augustus Beal of Marion, Georgia. He was the Aide-de-Camp to the Commander in Chief with the rank of Colonel in 1824. While in the position of Judge of Superior Courts of the Southern District he accompanied General LaFayette from Milledgeville to Macon, Georgia in 1825. He became one of the foremost antebellum lawyers of Macon, Georgia. He also pursued some charitable interests and became a Trustee of the Academy for the Blind in Macon in 1858. Holt enlisted as a lieutenant in the tenth regiment of the Confederate Cavalry in 1862 and served throughout the war, eventually attaining the rank of Brigadier General.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Attended the University of Georgia in 1814.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office; Military
State Posts:
Judge of the Supreme Court (GA) 1846
Solicitor General of the Southern Circuit (GA) 1819-1824
Attorney General for the Southern Circuit (GA) 1823
Judge of the Southern Disctrict (GA) 1824-1825
Judge of the Superior Courts of the Southern District (GA) 1825-1831
State Committees:
Member of the GA Committee for Raising Subscriptions to Aid in Texas War in 1835. Member of the GA Constitutional Convention in 1865. Delegate of the GA Democratic Convention in 1871.

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.
Handwritten list by William Samuel Johnson, "Catalogue of the Students at Law in the school at Litchfield Conn. at & after Aug. 15th 1817..", Connecticut Historical Society, Johnson Family Papers, 1722-1863, Box - Johnson Papers; Catalogue of the Litchfie
Secondary Sources:
Paltsits, V.H. John Holt, Printer & Postmaster. New York: Public Library, 1920.

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