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Douglas Wheeler Sloan

May 9, 1784
Home Town:
Williamstown, MA
Later Residences:
New Albany, IN
Lucy Cogswell Sloan (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
The only son of General Sloan, Douglas Wheeler Sloan wasborn May 9, 1784. He was graduated from Williams College in 1803 and then attended the Litchfield Law School. During the War of 1812, he served as Aide-de-Camp for the Ninth Division of the Massachusetts militia. He returned to Williamstown, MA to practice law. Sloan continued to live with his mother until her death in 1828 and then converted the family's large home into a boys school which was run by Dr. Alonzo Clark and Nelson E. Spencer, both graduates from Williams College.

Besides his law practice, Sloan raised merino sheep and pursued other agricultural avenues. In 1830, he moved to New Albany, IN where he later died.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from Wiliams College in 1803.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Agriculture

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, 1849), 5.

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