Woodbridge spent many years as the county prosecuting attorney serving Marietta, OH. He also served in the Ohio state legislature. He relocated to the Michigan territory where Woodbridge became highly influential within the fledgling Michigan government. In 1824, he was appointed Secretary of the Michigan Territory. Later as Michigan's first delegate to Congress, he worked on a boundary dispute between Michigan and Ohio. Woodbridge declined a second term as delegate for Michigan.
U.S. Senator (MI) 1841-1847
State Senator (OH) 1808-1814
Governor (MI) 1840-1841
Collector of Customs MI Territory (MI Territory) 1814-1829
Secretary (MI Territory) 1814-1828
Judge (MI Territory) 1828
Judge of Supreme Court (MI Territory) 1828-1832
State Senator (MI) 1838-1839
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.
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