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Edward Rogers

May 30, 1787
May 29, 1857
Home Town:
Cornwall, CT
Later Residences:
Madison County, NY
Sally Gold Rogers (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Edward Rogers was the son of Captain Edwards and Hannah (Jackson) Rogers. He pursued both a legal as well as political career. Rogers married Litchfield Female Academy student Sally Gold. He later died in New York.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from Williams College in 1809, and also attended Yale College.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office
Admitted To Bar:
Madison, NY
Political Party:
Federal Posts:
U.S. Representative (NY) 1839-1841
State Committees:
Member of the 1822 NY Constitutional Convention
Local Posts:
Judge for the Court of Common Please (Madison County, NY)

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.
Litchfield County Bar Association Records, 1810; William Key Bond List 1811-1812; Catalogue of Litchfield Law School (Hartford, Connecticut: Press of Tiffany, Case and Company, 1849), 9.

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