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Asa Potter, 1802-1872

October 13, 1802
October 11, 1872
Home Town:
Rhinebeck, NY
Later Residences:
Kingston, RI
Biographical Notes:
Asa Potter was the son of Asa and Hannah (Hagadorn) Potter. He worked as a lawyer first in Kingston, RI and later in New York City, NY as a member of the firm Brown, Potter & Company. He later returned to Kinston, RI where he died.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Attended Andover briefly in 1818 and graduated from Brown University in 1824.

Profession / Service
Admitted To Bar:

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), 21.

Lectures on law delivered by the Hon. James Gould at his law school in Litchfield (Connecticut) & transcribed by A. Potter, A.D. 1826-1827 Rare Book Collection, Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale University.

Rhode Island State Library: Asa Potter, 1 Volume LLS Notes.

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