William Beach Lawrence
Lawrence graduated from Columbia College in 1818 with highest honors. He then studied law in Litchfield before leaving for Europe to study in law and political economy at the Sorbonne and Ecole de Droit. While there, he developed an interest in international law that continued throughout his career.
Lawrence was appointed as Secretary of Legation under Ambassador to Great Britain Albert Gallatin and, in 1827, he was made Charge d'Affaires in London. He returned ...
Lt. Governor (RI)
Governor (RI) 1851
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.
Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, February 27th, 1894. New York: T.A. Wright, 1895.
Lawrence, Thomas. Historical Genealogy of the Lawrence Family. New York: Edward O. Jenkins, 1858.
"An Eminent Jurist Dead." New York Times. 1881.
Scoville, Joseph A. Old Merchants of New York, Vol. II. NY: Carelton, 1885.
Hart, Charles. “William Beach Lawrence,” Pennsylvania Monthly. June 1881.
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