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Hezekiah Day Mason

April 20, 1793
Home Town:
West Springfield, MA
Later Residences:
Moscow, NY
Geneseo, NY
Biographical Notes:
Hezekiah Day Mason was the son of Captain David and Mary [Day] Mason. After serving as judge of the Livingston County Court, he practiced law in Geneseo, NY.

At some point he continued to travel west and moved to Toledo, OH where he was the mayor from 1839 to 1840. It is not currently known if he married or where and when he died.

Years at LLS:

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office
Admitted To Bar:
New York in 1820
Political Party:
Local Posts:
Judge of the County Court (Livingston County, NY) 1829-1832
Mayor (Toledo, OH) 1839-1840

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 Eagle, October 7, 1822

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