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Rollin Sanford

March 27, 1806
December 2, 1879
Home Town:
Cornwall, CT
Later Residences:
Auburn, NY
New York, NY
Clarinda Harrison Sanford (unknown)
Maria Seymour Sanford (1835)
Lucy Ann Wright Sanford (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Rollin Sanford was the son of Simeon Sanford. After attending the Litchfield Law School, he moved to Auburn, NY where he practiced law for a year or so before moving again to New York City in 1834. Sanford soon lost interest in the practice of law and in 1836 became a Director of the Stamford Manufacturing Company. He later assisted in the raising of the Yale Fund of 1854. Sanford was married three times in his life. His first wife, Maria Seymour, was the sister of Law School student Origen S. Seymour. He died in New York City.

Years at LLS:

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Business; Manufacturer
Admitted To Bar:
1833 in Litchfield County Court

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In the Ledger:
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.

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