Charles Marsh

July 10, 1765
January 11, 1849
Home Town:
Lebanon, CT
Later Residences:
Woodstock, VT
Ann Collins Marsh (1789)
Susan Arnold Marsh (June 3, 1798)
Biographical Notes:
Charles Marsh was a descendant of John Marsh who was one of the first settlers of Hartford in 1636. His parents were Lt. Gov Joseph and Dorothy [Mason] Marsh of Vermont. After attending the Law School, he returned to Vermont and embarked on a political career. In 1797, he was appointed by George Washington to be the U.S. Attorney for the District of Vermont, a position he served until 1801. Later Marsh was elected as a Federalist to Congress from Vermont, where he served from March 4, 1815 until March 3, 1817.

Marsh became a trustee for his alma mater Dartmouth in 1809, and also received an honorary degree from Dartmouth in 1828. He was also the President of the Vermont Bible Society and the Vice President of the American Bible Society. In 1809, he became a member of the American ...

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Other Education:
Attended Dartmouth College in 1786.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office
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Political Party:
Federal Posts:
U.S. Attorney for the District of VT (VT) 1797-1801
U.S. Representative (VT) 1815-1817

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.
[We are currently working to update and confirm citations of attendance.]
Secondary Sources:
Chapman, George T. Sketches of the Alumni of Dartmouth College. Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1867.

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