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Henry Stanley

February 9, 1783
August 24, 1820
Home Town:
Litchfield, CT
Later Residences:
New York, NY
Biographical Notes:
Henry Stanley was the only son of Frederick and Sabra (Bishop) Stanley. He entered Williams College but after two years transferred to Yale. Stanley graduated with a brilliant reputation and quickly became a prominent young leader among local Democrats. After attending the Litchfield Law School, he moved to New York City where he practiced law and had a brief but creditable career. Stanley never married and died of typhus fever.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Entered Williams College in 1796, but transferred two years later to Yale College where he graduated in 1801.

Profession / Service
Admitted To Bar:
1803 at the 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, 1801, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library.

Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany, and Company, 1849), 4.
Secondary Sources:
Dexter, Franklin Bowditch. Biographical Sketches of the Graduates of Yale College with Annals New York City: Henry Holt & Company, 1911.

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