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James Wilson Wallace

May 16, 1811
August 27, 1862
Home Town:
Philadelphia, PA
Later Residences:
Philadelphia, PA
Elizabeth Wallace (1817)
Biographical Notes:
James Wilson Wallace was the son of William and Ann (Newkirk) Wallace. He was one of twin sons born in Philadelphia, PA. After graduating from Yale College, he attended the Law School. He then returned to Philadelphia and entered the law office of George M. Dallas. Wallace was admitted to the bar and practiced law from 1834 to 1862. For several years, after 1836 he was secretary of the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad Company of which his uncle Matthew Newkirk was President. Wallace purchased land near the junction of the Raucocas Creek with Delaware on the Camden and Amboy railroad and named the village Delanco. He died at the age of fifty-three.

Years at LLS:

Profession / Service
Admitted To Bar:
ca. 1834

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.
Secondary Sources:
Philadelphia Inquirer, 29 Aug 1862.

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