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Curtius H. Saunders

ca. 1814
Home Town:
Nashville, TN
Biographical Notes:
Curtius H. Saunders registered from Tennessee at the Litchfield Law School. On March 25, 1850, President Zachary Taylor wrote to the Senate nominating Saunders for Consul of the United States to "Saint Catharines," Brazil, likely referring to the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina. The nomination was confirmed by the Senate sometime in early April.

C. H. Saunders appears in the 1850 census; his age is listed as 36, occupation as Consul, and home as Montgomery County, Tennessee. His household includes S. D. Saunders, female, b. South Carolina, age 24; R. Saunders, female, b. Mississippi, age 6; W. Saunders, male, b. Mississippi, age 4; M. L. Saunders, female, b. Tennessee, age 3; and L. L. Saunders, female, b. Tennessee, age 2.

Years at LLS:

Profession / Service
Admitted To Bar:
1835 in Litchfield County Court
Federal Posts:
Consul (Santa Catarina, Brazil) 1850

Related Objects and Documents
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:
The Sun, April 16, 1850, Location: Baltimore, Maryland.

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