Roger Minot Sherman
After his admittance to the bar, he went to Norwalk, CT to set up his legal practice. His wife, Elizabeth Gould, was the sister of Litchfield Law School student and instructor James Gould. Sherman moved to Fairfield, CT in November of 1807 and continued to practice law there.
He entered state politics serving as both a State Senator and State Representative in the Connecticut legislature. In 1829, he received an honorary degree from Yale.
State Senator (CT) 1814-1818
Judge of the Superior and Supreme Court (CT) 1840-1844
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.
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