John Lawson Lewis
After attending the Law School, he returned to Louisiana to practice law. He became involved in local politics serving as the Minute Clerk to the First Judicial District Court in 1825 and a year later as the Chief Clerk of the First Judicial Court. In addition, Lewis was elected Sheriff of the Parish of New Orleans in 1845, Louisiana State Senator in 1852 and Mayor of New Orleans in 1854.
His wife and three of their children all died tragically within a few days during an ...
Chief Clerk of the First Judicial Court (LA) 1826
State Senator (LA) 1852
Mayor (New Orleans, LA) 1854
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.
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