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Timothy Hopkins Porter

November 28, 1785
August 28, 1864
Home Town:
New Haven, CT
Later Residences:
Tioga County, NY
Cattaraugus County, NY
Lucy Moore Porter (November 8, 1811)
Biographical Notes:
Timothy Hopkins Porter was the son of Dr. Timothy and Margaret (Skinner) Porter. After attending the Law School, he moved to Oleans, NY to practice law.

He was a member from Allegany and Steuben counties of the New York State Assembly in 1816 and 1816-17. He was First Judge of the Cattaraugus County Court from 1817 to 1820. He was a member of the New York State Senate (8th D.) in 1823. He was District Attorney of Cattaraugus County from 1824 to 1827. In 1824, he was elected a presidential elector, but did not attend the meeting of the New York Electoral College, and William Mann, of Schoharie County was appointed to fill the vacancy.

Porter was elected as an Adams candidate to the 19th United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1825, to March 3, 1827. He was again ...

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Federal Posts:
U.S. Representative March 4, 1825 - March 3,1 827
State Posts:
State Representative (New York) 1816-1817, 1838-1840
State Senator (New York) 1823, 1828-1831
District Attorney (Cattaraugus County, New York) 1824-1827
Judge County Court (Cattaraugus County, New York) 1817-1820

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.
Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany, and Company, 1849), 6.
Secondary Sources:
Anderson, Joseph, ed. The Town and City of Waterbury, Connecticut, From the Aboriginal Period to the Year Eighteen Hundred and Ninety-Five, Vol. I. New Haven, CT: The Price and Lee Company, 1896.

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