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Isaac Gurdon Seymour

July 3, 1862
Home Town:
Savannah, GA
Later Residences:
Macon, GA
New Orleans, LA
Caroline Whitlock Seymour (1829)
Biographical Notes:
Isaac Gurdon Seymour was born in Savannah, GA, in 1804, to a family with roots in Connecticut. Graduating from Yale with the class of 1825, Seymour then attended the Litchfield Law School. After completing his studies he moved to Macon, GA and opened a law office, but soon found himself drawn into publishing.

In 1832, he became an editor for the Georgia Messenger. Seymour 's life in Georgia was marked by personal and financial accomplishment. A committed Whig, he took a deep interest in local politics, serving on the city council and as first mayor of Macon.

He also distinguished himself militarily, serving under Winfield Scott in both the Seminole and the Mexican Wars. Scott thought so highly of Seymour that he appointed him military governor of the Castle of Perote, ...

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from Yale College in 1825.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Editor; Military; Business
Political Party:
Local Posts:
Mayor (Macon, GA)

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.
Journal of Laura Maria Wolcott, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, Litchfield Historical Society.

Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1848), 21.

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