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William Huffington

December 22, 1860
Home Town:
Sussex County, DE
Later Residences:
Wilmington, DE
Biographical Notes:
In 1838, Huffington combined his interests in politics and literature by becoming the proprietor and editor of the first monthly magazine in Delaware, The Delaware Register and Farmers' Magazine. Huffington also pursued humanitarian interests and in 1840 successfully advocated the abolition of laws authorizing imprisonment for debt. In 1845, he moved to Wilmington. He also acted as the editor of the Delaware Gazette in 1846. He never married.

Years at LLS:

Profession / Service
Editor; Political Office
Admitted To Bar:
Delaware in 1823
Training with Other Lawyers:
He studied law with John M. Clayton in Dover, DE.
Political Party:
State Posts:
Clerk (DE) 1823
State Representative (DE) 1830
Local Posts:
Mayor (Wilmington, DE) 1848-1850
Register of the Court of Chancery 1854
Clerk of the Orphans' Court (New Castle County, DE)

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.
Litchfield Eagle, October 6, 1823; Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1849), 19.

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