During his lifetime, Lemuel actively practiced law and had a active political career as well. In 1818 he served as an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of Connecticut before taking on the roll of Chief Justice from 1821 until 1823. From 1819 until 1821 he also served as an Associate Judge of the County Court of Hartford.
In 1822 Whitman, who was a Adams-Clay Republican, served as a Connecticut State Senator, and the following year was elected to the United States House of Representatives, and served until 1825. Six years later he was again ...
State Senator (CT) 1822
State Representative (CT) 1831-1832
Chief Justice of the County Court (Hartford County, CT) 1821-1823
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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