Sanford Kingsbury

July 31, 1782
March 1, 1849
Home Town:
Claremont, CT
Later Residences:
Hallowell, ME
Gardiner, ME
Kingsbury, ME
Hannah Agry Kingsbury (October 1807)
Biographical Notes:
Sanford Kingsbury was the son of Sanford and Elizabeth (Fitch) Kingsbury. He was their yougest child. After he left Litchfield, CT, Kingsbury moved to Maine and began to practice law in the town of Gardiner, ME. In 1834, he moved to Kingsbury, ME, a new town in Maine that had been named for him. He also worked as a banker and was one of the incorporators of the Maine Historical Society. He died in Gardiner, ME.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from Dartmouth College in 1801 and received a Master's degree from Dartmouth between 1807 and 1828.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office
State Posts:
State Senator (ME) 1828-1830

Related Objects and Documents
In the Ledger:
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, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, Litchfield Historical Society.

Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany, and Company, 1849.
Secondary Sources:
Talcott, Mary Kingsbury, ed. The Genealogy of the Descendants of Henry Kingsbury. Hartford, CT: Hartford Press, 1905.

Chapman, George T. Sketches of the Alumni Dartmouth College. Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1867.

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