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Lonson Nash

April 22, 1781
January 31, 1863
Home Town:
Great Barrington, MA
Later Residences:
Egremont, MA
Gloucester, MA
Nabby Lowe Nash (September 26, 1807)
Biographical Notes:
Lonson Nash was the son of Daniel and Abigail (Dewey) Nash. After he left Litchfield, Nash settled in Eggremont, MA shortly before moving to the fishing village of Gloucester, MA.

Nash was a Federalist. He maintained a successful legal practice all of his life. Nash died in Great Barrington, MA where he spent the last several years of his life.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from Williams College in 1801.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office
Admitted To Bar:
Lenox, MA in 1805 and Suffolk County, MA in 1808
Training with Other Lawyers:
He read in the office of Barnabas Bidwell, Esq. in Stockbridge, MA.
Political Party:
State Posts:
State Representative (MA) 1809
State Senator (MA) 1810
Local Posts:
Surveyor of the Port of Gloucester (Gloucester, MA)

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 County Bar Association Records, 1802, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library.

Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany, and Company, 1849), 5.
Secondary Sources:
Durfee, Rev. Calvin. Williams Biographical Annals. Boston: Lee and Shepard, Publishers, 1871.

Nash, The Rev. Sylvester, comp. The Nash Family. Hartford, Press of Case, Tiffany & Co., 1853.

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