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Charles Baldwin (1791-1818)

March 14, 1818
Home Town:
Litchfield, CT
Later Residences:
Pompey, NY
Biographical Notes:
Charles Baldwin was the grandson of Isaac Baldwin, a native of Litchfield who attend Yale College in 1735. His father, Captain Isaac Baldwin, also attended Yale College in 1775 and settled in Litchfield as a lawyer. His mother was Hannah Delancey Baldwin, the daughter of Rev. Samuel Sackett of Yorktown, New York. Charles was the youngest of four sons. He graduated from Williams College in 1810 and then went on to attend the Litchfield Law School that same year. Charles was admitted to the bar on January 2, 1814 and worked as a lawyer in Pompey, New York. He was nominated for Congress in 1818 but died before taking office.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from Williams College in 1810.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office
Admitted To Bar:
January 12, 1814

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.
Baldwin, Charles. Lectures on municipal law by Tapping Reeve … 1810 & 1811. Rare Book Collection, Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale University.

Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School, Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1849, 8.

Litchfield County Bar Association Records, 1810, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library.

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