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Jonathan Hunt

August 12, 1878
May 13, 1832
Home Town:
Vernon, CT
Later Residences:
Brattleboro, VT
Mary Leavitt Hunt (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Jonathan hunt was the son of Lt. Governor Jonathan Hunt and his wife Lavinia Swan. He established himself as a lawyer in Brattleborough, VT. In addition to serving in Congress, he also attained the rank of General in the Vermont Militia. His wife, Mary Jane Leavirr, was the daughter of William Leavitt. Hunt died while Congress was in session at Washington, D.C.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Attended Dartmouth College in 1807.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Military; Political Office
Political Party:
Adams; Anti-Jacksonian
Federal Posts:
U.S. Representative (VT) 1827-1832
State Posts:
State Representative (VT) 1811, 1816-1817, 1824

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 County Bar Association Records, 1808, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library.
Secondary Sources:
Chapman, D.D., Rev. George T. Sketches of the Alumni of Dartmouth College. Cambridge, MA: Riverside Press, 1867.

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