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Jonathan Trumbull Hudson

October 21, 1805
June 20, 1852
Home Town:
Hartford, CT
Later Residences:
New York, NY
Alton, IL
Biographical Notes:
Jonathan Trumbull Hudson was the son of the Hon. Henry and Maria (Trumbull) Hudson. He was first married to a young woman named Gale, who passed away early in their marriage. He remarried another woman that yielded no children.

He practiced law in New York City for several years, until he moved to Alton, Illinois in 1831. He served as editor of local political paper. Unfortunately he was unsuccessful and returned to Connecticut in 1840.He later returned to New York working for a newspaper as a translator and editor.

In June of 1852, Hudson traveled to Baltimore, Maryland to cover the Whig Presidential Nomination. During his travels he succumbed to his gout and passed on June 28, 1852.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Studied at Andover and attended Yale College in 1824.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Editor; Journalist
Admitted To Bar:

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.
George C. Woodruff List; Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1848), 21.

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