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Perry Worthington

February 26, 1811
February 1837
Home Town:
Frederick County, MD
Biographical Notes:
Perry Worthington was born to William Worthington, Sr. and Ruth Perry Worthington on February 26, 1811. As a young man he studied law at St. John's, and in 1831 he registered as a student at the Litchfield Law School. He was later admitted to the bar in Allegany County, Maryland. Perry passed away in February of 1837.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Studied law at St. John's.

Profession / Service
Admitted To Bar:
Allegany County, MD
Training with Other Lawyers:
In 1832 he read law at Augusta, GA with William T. Gould, the son of James Gould of Litchfield, CT.

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, 1848.

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