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Stephen Twining

September 28, 1767
December 18, 1832
Home Town:
Orleans, MA
Later Residences:
New Haven, CT
Almira Catlin Twining (October 2, 1800)
Biographical Notes:
Stephen Twining was the son of Deacon Thomas and Anna (Cole) Twining. He attended Yale College in 1795 and then studied at the Litchfield Law School. He practiced law in New Haven, CT. Twining also acted as the Steward and Treasurer of his alma mater Yale from 1819 until his death. From 1809 to 1832 he was a deacon of the First Congregational Church of New Haven.

He served in several local offices including Collector of Taxes for the city of New Haven from 1799 to 1803 and Attorney for the City of New Haven from 1803 to 1807.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from Yale College in 1795.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office
Admitted To Bar:
Local Posts:
Collector of Taxes (New Haven, CT) 1799-1803
Attorney for the City (New Haven, CT) 1803-1807

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.
Moothall Society Record Books, Litchfield Law School Collection Series 1: Period Documents: Subseries 3: Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, Litchfield Historical Society.
Secondary Sources:
Dexter, Franklin Bowditch. Biograpahical Sketches of the Graduates of Yale College with Annals of College History, Vol. 5. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1911.

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