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George Swift

June 20, 1797
March 14, 1845
Home Town:
Windham, CT
Later Residences:
Warren, OH
Kinsman, OH
Olive Kinsman Swift (August 17, 1821)
Biographical Notes:
George Swift was the son of Judge Zephanaiah Swift of Windham, CT. He practiced law and lived in Kinsman, Trumbull County, Ohio. Swift represented that county in the Ohio State Legislature in 1829.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from Yale College in 1816.

Profession / Service
State Posts:
State Representative (Ohio) 1829

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.
[We are currently working to update and confirm citations of attendance.]
Secondary Sources:
Biographical Sketches of the Members of the Class of 1816, Yale College. New Haven, CT: J. Stafford, 1867.

Mahoning Valley Historical Society. Historical Collections of the Mahoning Valley. Youngstown: Mahoning Valley Historical Society, 1876.

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