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John C. Whiting

May 7, 1834
Home Town:
Great Barrington, MA
Later Residences:
Great Barrington, MA
New York, NY
Biographical Notes:
John C. Whiting was the son of General John Whiting. Whiting spent several years practicing law with his father in Great Barrington, MA before he moved to New York City, NY, where he later died.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Attended Williams College from 1818 to 1821, but did not graduate. He later graduated from Union College in 1822.

Profession / Service
Admitted To Bar:
Berkshire County, MA in 1825

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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