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John Pierpont (1805-1882)

September 10, 1805
January 16, 1882
Home Town:
Litchfield, CT
Later Residences:
Pittsford, VT
Vergennes, VT
Lawrence 3 (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
John Pierpont was the son of David and Sarah (Phelps) Pierpont. He practiced law in Pittsford, VT from 1826 to 1832. He them moved to the small town of Vergennes, VT.

Years at LLS:

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office
Admitted To Bar:
State Posts:
State Representative (VT) 1841
State Senator (VT) 1855-1857
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (VT) 1857-1865
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (VT) 1865-1882

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), 20.
Secondary Sources:
Kilbourne, Dwight C. The Bench and Bar of Litchfield County, Connecticut 1709-1909. Litchfield, CT: Published by the Author, 1909.; Wilson, James Grant and John Fiske. Appleton’s Cyclpedaedia of American Biography, Vol. 5. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1888.

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