Jonathan Trumbull Hudson
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.
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.
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