Origen Storrs Seymour
He graduated from Yale College in 1824, attended the Litchfield Law School, and was admitted to the bar in 1826. He immediately began to practice in Litchfield and continued for more than 50 years. He was elected to various town offices and often represented the town in the general assembly of which he was a speaker in 1850. He served in the United States Congress from 1851 to 1855.
Judge of the Supreme Court (CT) 1855-1863, 1870
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (CT) 1873-1874
- Wallet - ca. 1818
- Seymour family papers
- Origen Storrs Seymour Law Notebooks
- Portrait of Origen Storrs Seymour
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.
Jacobus, Donald Lines, et al. A History of the Seymour Family. New Haven, CT: Tuttle, Morehouse and Taylor Co., 1939.
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