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Nathan Leavenworth

October 18, 1792
June 16, 1861
Home Town:
New York, NY
Later Residences:
Bennington, VT
Elizabeth, NJ
Alice Johnstone Leavenworth (October 4, 1827)
Biographical Notes:
Nathan Leavenworth was one of the six children of Elisha Leavenworth, a wealthy merchant in New York City. He never engaged in the practice of law. Leavenworth worked briefly as an iron manufacturer at the Bennington Iron Works in Bennington, VT. He then returned to New York City and became interested in the fire insurance business, and was connected with a British firm.

Years at LLS:

Profession / Service
Manufacturer; Insurance; Military

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.

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