George C. Watkins
Sophia Curran Watkins (1855)
He entered state politics serving first as Attorney General of Arkansas in 1843 and later as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Arkansas from 1852 to 1854.
His most important ruling as Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court was the case of Merrick vs. Avery in 1854 where he based his reasoning on the case of The Genesse Chief vs. Fitzhugh. H...
Attended Yale College
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (AK) 1852-1854
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.
Hallam, John. Biographical and Pictorial History of Arkansas. Southern Historical Press, 1978.
McCaslin, Richard B. "Reconstructing a Frontier Oligarchy: Andrew Johnson's Amnesty Proclamation and Arkansas." The Arkansas Historical Quarterly 49, no. 4 (1990): 313-29. doi:10.2307/40038173.
Watkins, Francis Nathaniel. A Catalogue of the Descendants of Thomas Watkins, of Chickahomony. VA: Ludington and Aycock, 1888.
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