Oliver Wolcott Jr.
Oliver Wolcott, Jr. graduated from Yale in 1778 and entered the Litchfield Law School, studying under Tapping Reeve. In 1781, he was admitted to the Bar and received a Master's degree from Yale.
In the summer of 1779, Wolcott joined the quartermaster's department of the Continental Army, likely assisted by his father who was in charge of army stores and ordinance in Litchfield. His new was his first experience with what would later become his career: organizing the financial affairs of his department as well as the provision and transportation of goods for the Army.
"The Southern Patriots-American Perserves will secure them independence." September 2 1816
Comptroller of Public Accounts 1788-1789
Auditor for the U.S. Treasury Department 1789-1791
Comptroller of the U.S. Treasury Department 1791-1795
Secretary of the Treasury 1795-1800
Judge for the NY, CT, and VT circuits (NY,CT,VT) 1801-1802
- Portrait of Oliver Wolcott, Jr. by John Trumbull
- Portrait of Oliver Wolcott, Jr. by Gilbert Stuart
- Portrait of Oliver Wolcott, Jr. by George Catlin
- Signatures Scrapbook
- Portrait of Oliver Wolcott, Jr.
- Wolcott Family Collection
- Portrait of Oliver Wolcott Jr. by John Trumbull
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.
Carley, Rachel. Litchfield: The Making of a New England Town. Connecticut: GHP, 2011.
Connecticut State Archives. "Records of the Office of Governor, 1820 - 1858." http://www.cslib.org/archives/Finding_Aids/Antebellum.pdf. Accessed 5/10/2014.
Dexter, Franklin Bowditch. Biographical Sketches of the Graduates of Yale College with Annals of College History, Vol. 4. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1907.
Department of the Treasury. "Oliver Wolcott, Jr. (1795 - 1800)." http://www.treasury.gov/about/history/pages/owolcottjr.aspx. Last updated 11/11/2010. Accessed 5/10/2014.
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