Rutger Bleecker Miller
The couple moved to Utica, NY where Miller established a legal practice in 1829. He quickly entered politics in the 1830s serving as a New York State Senator and then as a U.S. Congressman from New York.
He engaged in the erection of buildings and in railroad construction, and subsequently in the management of his farm in Boonville in Oneida County, NY. Miller died in Utica and his remains were interred in Forest Hill Cemetery there.
U.S. Representative (NY) 1836-1837
Alderman (Utica, NY) 1831-1832
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.
Miller, Rutger Bleecker, Student Notebook, 1825-1826, Rare Book Collection, Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale University.
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