Latham was admitted to the bar in New Philadelphia, Ohio, before moving to Chillicothe, which had been Ohio's political center and capital from 1803 until 1810. In Chillicothe, Latham opened a very successful law office and general land agency. About 1820, he formed a partnership with his Dartmouth classmate, Benjamin G. Leonard, and the two men advertised their services in "prosecuting all claims and titles to land in the ...
State Senator (OH) 1841-1843
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.
Leonard-Latham-Anderson Collection. Marietta College Library, Marietta, OH.
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