John Truman Stoddert
Stoddert was elected in 1820 to the Maryland House of Delegates. From 1833 to 1835, he represented Maryland in the United States House of Representatives as a Jacksononian Democrat.
After his departure from Congress, Stoddert engaged in agricultural practices until his death in 1870 at his family estate, "Wicomico House" at "West Hatton" Estate, Charles County, where he is buried.
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), 11.
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