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Richard Harrison Long

Home Town:
Washington County, GA
Later Residences:
Marianna, FL
Nancy Hay Long (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Richard Long was the son of Colonel Nicholas Long, a soldier in both the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 as well as a wealthy planter and real estate speculator in Virginia. Long's sister, Margaret, married a fellow Law School student, Thomas Telfair.

After he left Litchfield, Long returned to Washington County, GA. His wife, Nancy Hay, was the eldest daughter of Dr. Gilbert and Elizabeth Hay. The couple later moved to Florida where he practiced law in Marianna, Jackson County, FL.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Entered Yale College in 1809 and graduated in 1813.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office
State Posts:
State Representative (GA) 1829-1830

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.
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