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Thomas Glasby Waterman

January 23, 1788
January 7, 1862
Home Town:
New York, NY
Later Residences:
Salisbury, CT
Binghamton, NY
Pamela Whitney Waterman (August 22, 1813)
Biographical Notes:
Thomas Glasby Waterman was a son of David Waterman of New York City, NY. His family later moved to Salisbury, CT. After attending the Law School, Waterman practiced law with Samuel Sherwood in Delhi, New York from 1809 to 1812. In 1828, he published The Justice's Manual, or a Summary of the Powers and Duties of Justices of the Peace in New York State.

Waterman also held political office serving as the District Attorney for Broome County, NY from 1822 to 1823 and as a representative in, first, the New York State House in 1824 and later as a State Senator from 1827 to 1830.

Waterman retired from the law and politics in 1830, but still pursued other interests. He engaged in lumbering and milling businesses which eventually made him a large fortune. As a result of his ...

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from Yale College in 1806.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office; Business
Admitted To Bar:
1809 in Litchfield County Court; New York in 1809
Training with Other Lawyers:
He studied with the Hon. Samuel Sherwood in Delhi, NY.
State Posts:
State Representative (NY) 1826
State Senator (NY) 1827-1831
District Attorney for Broome County (NY) 1822-1823
Local Posts:
Associate Judge of the County Court of Common Pleas (Broome County, NY)

Related Objects and Documents
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.
Fisher, Samuel. Litchfield Law School 1774-1833, Biographical Catalogue of Students New Haven, CT: Yale Law Library, 1946.

Waterman, Edgar Francis. Descendants of Robert Waterman of Marshfield, Massachusetts. 1939.
Secondary Sources:
Wilkinson, J.B. The Annals of Binghamton. Binghamton: Cooke and Davis, Printers, 1840.

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