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Lemuel Whitman

June 8, 1780
November 13, 1841
Home Town:
Farmington, CT
Emily Case Whitman (July 5, 1820)
Biographical Notes:
Lemuel Whitman was the son of Solomon and Mary Thomas Whitman. Born in 1780, Lemuel graduated from Yale College in the year 1800, and in 1805 attended the Litchfield Law School. In 1820 he married Emily Case of Canton, Connecticut.

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 ...

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from Yale College in 1800.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office
Political Party:
Adams-Clay Republican
Federal Posts:
U.S. Representative (CT) 1823-1825
State Posts:
Associate Judge of the Superior Court (CT) 1818
State Senator (CT) 1822
State Representative (CT) 1831-1832
State Committees:
Served on the Commmittee to Prepare Revisions of the Statues of the State in 1821.
Local Posts:
Associate Judge of the County Court (Hartford County, CT) 1819-1821
Chief Justice of the County Court (Hartford County, CT) 1821-1823

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.
Litchfield County Bar Association Records, 1805, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library.

Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany, and Company, 1849.
Secondary Sources:
Mohr, James S. Abortion in America: The Origins and Evolution of National Policy. Oxford University Press, 1978.

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