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Aurelius Dwight Parker

April 23, 1803
June 18, 1875
Home Town:
Princeton, MA
Later Residences:
Boston, MA
Biographical Notes:
Aurelius Parker was the son of Ebenezer and Mary (Binney) Parker. Parker was a longtime member of the Boston School Committee and served as a member of the Massachusetts State Constitutional Convention. He served as a MA State Representative from 1852 to 1853. He never married and died in Boston, MA from cancer of the lip and throat.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from Yale College in 1826.

Profession / Service
Political Office
Admitted To Bar:
Suffolk County, MA in 1829
Training with Other Lawyers:
He studied with Samuel Hubbard in Boston, MA.
State Posts:
State Representative (MA) 1852-1853

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.
Program of exercises for the 51st anniversary of American Independence, Parker is listed as a member of the Committee of Arrangements.

Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1848), 21.
Secondary Sources:
Obituary Records of Graduates of Yale College 1860-70, 1870-80, 1880-90, 1890-1900. Yale University: 1900.

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