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Charles Walker (1798-1843)

March 30, 1798
Home Town:
Concord, NH
Later Residences:
Key West, FL
Puerto Rico
Biographical Notes:
Charles Walker was the son of Charles and Hannah (Pickering) Walker. For a short time after his graduation from Harvard, he worked as a tutor and librarian at Transylvania College. After leaving Litchfield Law School, he moved to New York to practice law. For health reasons, he later moved to Key West, FL. Walker lived in Puerto Rico as well before returning to Concord, NH where he later died.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from Harvard College in 1818.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office; Other
Federal Posts:
U.S. Attorney for the District of FL (FL)

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, 1849.

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