Daniel Lord, Jr.

September 23, 1795
March 4, 1868
Home Town:
Stonington, CT
Later Residences:
New York, NY
Susan DeForet Lord (May 16, 1818)
Biographical Notes:
Daniel Lord, Jr. was born in Stonington, CT. His father, a physician, moved to New York City, NY during the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1798.

After a year at Litchfield Law School, he entered the New York City law office of George Griffen, who had attended the Litchfield Law School in 1798. Lord practiced every aspect of law, specializing in real property revenue cases and the laws of shipping and insurance. He refused all political office and devoted himself exclusively to his growing legal practice.

He became John Jacob Astor's lawyer and argued several important cases on his behalf. Among landmark cases he handled was Grover v. Wakeman, which became a leading case on the law of voluntary assignments in trusts, and established Lord as a favorite lawyer for many ...
Additional Notes:
Items Published: A Vindication of the Award, between Boorman, Johnston, & Co. and Jacob Little & Co., by one of the Referees.

One the Extra-Professional Influence of the Pulpit and the Bar.

Addresss, delieverd on the Opening of the Rooms of the New York Young Men's Christian Association.

Address at the Memorial meeting in Commemoration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Installation of the Rev. Dr. Garinder Spring as Pastor of the Brick Church.

The Effect of Secession upon the Commercial Relations between the North and South, and upon each Section.

On treating property of residents of the seceding States as subject to belligerent capture.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from Yale College in 1814.

Profession / Service
Admitted To Bar:
October 1817
Training with Other Lawyers:
He completed his law studies in the office of George Griffin in New York City.

Related Objects and Documents
In the Ledger:
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.
Litchfield County Bar Association Records, 1814, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, Litchfield Historical Society.

Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1849.
Secondary Sources:
Memorial to Daniel Lord. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1869.

Proctor, Lucien Brock. The Bench and Bar of New-York. New-York: Diosssy and Company, 1870.

Dexter, Franklin Bowditch. Yale Biographies and Annals 1805-1815. New Haven: Yale University 1912.

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