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Henry A. Mitchell

November 25, 1805
March 17, 1888
Home Town:
Bristol, CT
Later Residences:
Stamford, CT
Bristol, CT
Hartford, CT
Biographical Notes:
Henry A. Mitchell was the son of Thomas and Harriet (Thompson) Mitchell. His father was a member of a prominent family from Bristol, CT. Mitchell practiced law briefly in Stamford, CT before returning to his hometown of Bristol, CT.

In 1838, he purchased The Hartford Times. and worked as the editor. A year later, he sold half his interest to Alfred E. Burr who made it a daily paper, Mitchell eventually retired to Bristol, CT and died there.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Attended Yale College from 1823 to 1824, but did not graduate. From 1823 to 1825 he attended Norwich Military Institute in Vermont, which at the time was known as The American Literary Scientific and Military Academy.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Editor; Political Office
State Posts:
State Representative (CT)
State's Attorney for Hartford County (CT)
Local Posts:
Judge of Probate (Bristol, CT)
Judge of the County Court (Hartford County, CT)

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.
George C. Woodruff List.

Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1848), 21.

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