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Minor Hotchkiss

June 3, 1791
October 21, 1825
Home Town:
New Haven, CT
Later Residences:
Middletown, CT
Clarissa Hotchkins (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Minor Hotchkiss was the son of Silas and Esther [Gilber] Hotchkiss. He worked as a lawyer in Middletown, CT. He and his wife had four sons who did not survive infancy and one daughter. He died in Middletown at the age of thirty-five and all of his infant sons were buried with him in New Haven.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Prepared for college with Dr. James Gilbert and attended Yale College in 1813.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office
Admitted To Bar:
State Posts:
State Representative (CT) 1824-1825

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.
Roger S. Baldwin 4 July 1813 List; Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1849), 12.
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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