Josiah Sutherland, Jr.

June 12, 1804
May 25, 1887
Home Town:
Stanford, NY
Later Residences:
New York, NY
Jane McClellan Sutherland (May 12, 1834)
Biographical Notes:
Josiah Sutherland, Jr. was the son of Josiah and Abigail (Dunkin) Sutherland. He graduated from Union College in 1824 and afterwards studied law in the office of Samuel G. Huntingdon of Waterford, NY and then in the office of Bushnell & Stebbins of Hudson, NY. Josiah was admitted to the bar in 1829 but moved to South Carolina for a year to improve his heath. Upon returning north, he entered into a partnership with Robert H. Morris in Livingston, NY. Morris was a former Mayor and Recorder of New York City. In 1831, Sutherland was appointed District Attorney of Columbia County, an office he held for over a decade.

In 1838, He moved to Hudson, NY and continued to practice law. Sutherland was elected to U.S. Congress in 1851 for one term. Afterwards he moved to New York City in 1857 and ...

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from Union College in 1824.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office
Admitted To Bar:
Political Party:
Federal Posts:
U.S. Representative (NY) 1851-1853
State Posts:
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (NY) 1857-1871
Judge of the Court of General Sessions (NY) 1872-1878
District Attorney for Columbia County (NY) 1832-1843

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.

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