Ebenezer graduated from Yale College in 1808 and then attended the Litchfield Law School in 1810. After leaving law school, Baldwin moved to Albany, New York where he was admitted to the bar in 1813. Baldwin practiced as a lawyer in Albany and also served as a County Surrogate from 1819 to 1821. While in Albany, Baldwin also acted as the City Recorder and the Master in Chancery. In addition, he was the Military Aide to Governor DeWitt Clinton and held the rank of Colonel.
Due to failing health, Baldwin retired ...
Master in Chancery (Albany, NY)
Surrogate for the County (NY) 1819-1821
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, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library.
Dexter, Franklin Bowditch. Biographical Sketches of the Graduates of Yale College with Annals of College History, Vol. 6. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1912.
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