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Allen Latham

July 1, 1792
March 28, 1871
Home Town:
Lyme, NH
Later Residences:
South Bridgwater, MA
Bridgewater, MA
Chillicothe, OH
Cincinnati, OH
Maria Anderson Latham (May 1822 or 0)
Biographical Notes:
Allen Latham was the son of Arthur and Mary (Post) Latham. In 1815, he moved to Chillicothe, OH and began a legal practice. He briefly had a partnership with Samuel Atkinson but eventually left the law for land speculation. In 1854, Latham moved to Cincinnati where he died many years later.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Attended school in South Bridgewater, MA and was later prepared for college by the Rev. Eden Burroughs of East Hannover, NH. He then graduated from Dartmouth College in 1813.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Land Surveyor; Political Office
Training with Other Lawyers:
He studied with Nahum Mitchell of East Bridgewater, MA.
State Posts:
Surveyor General of the Virginia Military District (VA)
State Senator (OH) 1841-1843

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.
Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1849.
Secondary Sources:
Chapman, George T. Sketches of the Alumni Dartmouth College. Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1867.

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