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Henry Epaminondas Prentice

February 12, 1809
July 1, 1873
Later Residences:
Bangor, ME
Orono, ME
Abigail Rawson Prentice (September 30, 1836)
Biographical Notes:
Henry Epaminondas Prentice was the son of Henry and Mary (Hart) Prentiss. He graduated from West Point fourth in his class in 1831. After attending Litchfield Law School, Prentice worked as a mathematics teacher for two years before joining the United States Army. He was sent with several troops to Fort Morgan, AL.

Prentice resigned in 1835 and commenced the practice of law for one year with the firm of Kent and Cutting in Bangor, ME. In 1836, he became the partner of Israel Washburn in Orono, ME. In 1839 he served as a Captain of Engineers which worked to settle the Northeastern Boundary dispute in the so-called "Aroostook War."

He returned to Bangor, ME in 1839 and left the practice of law for ventures in timber trade. His training as an army engineer allowed him to survey ...

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from West Point Academy in 1831.

Profession / Service
Educator; Military; Lawyer; Business; Political Office
State Posts:
State Representative (ME) 1857-1859
Local Posts:
Mayor (Bangor, ME) 1870-1871

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, 1848), 24.
Secondary Sources:
Binney, C.J. F. History and Genealogy of Prentice, or Prentiss Family. Boston: Publihsed by the Editor, 1883.

Crane, E.B. The Rawson Family. Worcester: Published by the Family, 1875.

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