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Ulysses Selden

January 24, 1812
Home Town:
Lyme, CT
Later Residences:
Norwich, CT
Biographical Notes:
Ulysses Selden was the son of Captain Ezra and Ame/Lois (Ely) Selden. His father died during his infancy from a wound received in the Revolutionary War and he was brought up in his grandfather's house in North Lyme, CT. Selden never married and died of consumption at the home of his uncle in North Lyme, CT.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Prepared for college by the Rev. Frederick W. Hotchkiss and graduated from Yale College in 1802.

Profession / Service
Admitted To Bar:
1805 in Litchfield County Court

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.
Litchfield County Bar Association Records, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library.

Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany, and Company, 1849), 5.

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