Roger S. Baldwin
Baldwin studied at the Hopkins Grammar School under his cousin Henry Sherman, and entered Yale College in 1807. He graduated from Yale in 1811 with honors when he was eighteen years old. Baldwin entered the Litchfield Law School in 1812, following in the footsteps of his brother Ebenezer Baldwin, who had attended the Law School in 1810. He was admitted to the bar in New ...
State Representative (CT) 1841-1842
Governor (CT) 1844-1846
- Photograph of Roger S. Baldwin
- Roger S. Baldwin Engraving
- Portrait of Roger Sherman Baldwin
- Roger Sherman Baldwin Law Notebooks
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.
Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School, Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1849, 10.
Litchfield County Bar Association Records, 1812, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library.
MSS 63: Baldwin Family Papers, 1734-1977, New Haven Museum, New Haven, CT.
Hooker, John. Connecticut Reports, Vol. 30. Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Lockwood and Company, 1863.
Lewis, William Draper. Great American Lawyers, Vol. 3. Philadelphia, The John C. Winston Company, 1908.
White, David O. "Roger Sherman Baldwin," Connecticut State Library. Last updated April, 2003. http://www.cslib.org/gov/baldwinrs.htm [also contains an extensive bibliography]
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