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David Plant

March 29, 1783
October 18, 1851
Home Town:
Stratford, CT
Later Residences:
Stratford, CT
Catharine Tomlinson Plant (December 5, 1810)
Biographical Notes:
David Plant was the son of Solomon and Sarah (Bennett) Plant. He returned to Stratford after attending the Law School and entered politics first at the state level and then the Federal government. He died at Stratford, CT.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Attended the Episcopal Academy in Chesire, CT and graduated from Yale College in 1804.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office
Admitted To Bar:
Political Party:
Federal Posts:
U.S. Representative (CT) 1827-1829
State Posts:
State Representative (CT) 1817-1822
State Senator (CT) 1821-1822
Lt. Governor (CT) 1823-1827
State Committees:
Speaker of the State House of Representatives.
Local Posts:
Judge of the Probate Court (Fairfield 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.
[We are currently working to update and confirm citations of attendance.]
Secondary Sources:
Dexter, Franklin Bowditch. Biographical Sketches of the Graduates of Yale College with Annals of College History, Vol. 5. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1911.

Orcutt, Rev. Samuel. A History of the Old Town of Stratford and the City of Bridgeport, Connecticut, Vol. 2. New Haven, CT: Press of Tuttle, Morehouse, and Taylor, 1886.

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