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Theron Rudd Strong

November 7, 1802
May 14, 1873
Home Town:
Salisbury, CT
Later Residences:
Palmyra, NY
Rochester, NY
New York, NY
Biographical Notes:
Theron Rudd Strong was the son of Martin and Sally (Thompson) Strong. After attending the Law School, Strong was admitted to the bar and established his legal practice in Palmyra, NY. He entered local politics and was the District Attorney of Wayne County from 1835 to 1839. That same year he was elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Congress for one term. In 1842, he was elected to the N.Y. State Assembly and then an Associate Justice of the N.Y. Supreme Court from 1851 to 1859. In 1860, Strong moved to Rochester, NY where he resumed a legal practice. In 1867, he moved to New York City and continued to practice law until his death in 1873.

Years at LLS:

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office
Admitted To Bar:
Political Party:
Federal Posts:
U.S. Representative (NY) 1839-1841
State Posts:
District Attorney of Wayne County (NY) 1835-1839
State Representative (NY) 1842
Justice of the Supreme Court for the Seventh Judicial Circuit (NY) 1851-1859
Judge of the Court of Appeals (NY) 1859-1860

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 Eagle, October 6, 1823.

Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1849.

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