Moses McCure Strong

May 20, 1810
July 20, 1894
Home Town:
Rutland, VT
Later Residences:
Madison, WI
Mineral Point, WI
Caroline Green Strong (July 31, 1832)
Biographical Notes:
Moses McCure Strong was the son of Moses and Lucy Maria (Smith) Strong. He attended Middlebury and Dartmouth prior to attending the Law School. He returned to Rutland, VT to begin a career as a lawyer after passing the bar in 1831. In 1836, Strong moved his family to the newly opened territiory of Wisconsin where he became greatly involved in the development of that area.

A Democrat, he served by appointment from President Martin Van Buren as U.S. District Attorney for the Territory of Wisconsin from 1838 to 1841 and from 1841 to 1846 was a prominent member of the upper house of Wisconsin's territorial legislature. Strong was a delegate to the first state constitutional convention in 1846 and in 1847 was an unsuccessful candidate for territorial delegate to Congress on the Democratic ...

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Attended Grammar School in Castleton, VT and attended Middlebury College for several years but left in 1828 without graduating. He then received his degree from Dartmouth College in 1829.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Business; Political Office
Admitted To Bar:
Federal Posts:
Surveyor of land west of the Mississippi River 1837
U.S. Attorney for the WI Territory (WI Territory) 1838-1841
State Posts:
State Representative (WI) 1850
State Committees:
Speaker of the Wisconsin State Assembly. Member of the Wisconsin Territorial Council from 1842 through 1847. Served in the WI Constitutional Convention in 1846.

Related Objects and Documents
In the Ledger:
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, 1848), 24.
Secondary Sources:
Berryman, John R. History of the Bench and Bar Of Wisconsin. H.C. Cooper, 1898.

Chapman, Rev. George T. Sketches Alumni Dartmouth College. Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1867.

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