Ward E. Hunt
Maria Taylor Hunt (1853)
Hunt attended Oxford and Geneva Academies and in 1827 entered Hamilton College. He later transferred to Union and graduated with honors in 1828. He began his legal studies at the Litchfield Law School prior to his return to Utica, New York and entering the law office of Judge Hirman Denio. Hunt was admitted to the bar in 1831, but spent that winter in the south due to his poor health.
Upon his return to New York, he began a partnership with Judge Denio and they soon had a flourishing practice. He then married Mary Ann Savage of Salem, New York and they had two children. His ...
Judge of the State Court of Appeals (NY) 1865
Chief Justice of the State Court of Appeals (NY) 1868
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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