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Ebenezer Young

December 25, 1783
August 19, 1851
Home Town:
Killingly, CT
Later Residences:
Westfield, CT
Anna Burnett Young (January 25, 1810)
Biographical Notes:
Ebenezer Young was the son of Elijah and Bethian (Slack) Young. After leaving the Litchfield Law School, he settled in the part of his hometown known then as Westfield, now known as Danielson, CT. He worked as a successful manufacturer of cloth in Chestnut Hill in East Killingly, CT and became prominent in local politics at an early age.

In 1810 he was elected to the CT Legislature as a Federalist and serviced from 1810 to 1811 and 1816 to 1817. He then served in the State Sentate from 1823 to 1825 and again as a member of the House from 1826 to 1828. Young was elected to the U.S. Congree for three terms from 1829 to 1835 and served as Chairman of the Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings.

He also acted as an ex-official Senate member of the Yale Corporation. During his whole life, Young was also active in peace and temperance movements.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from Yale College in 1806.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Manufacturer; Political Office
Political Party:
Federal Posts:
U.S. Representative (CT) 1829-1835
Federal Committees:
Chairman of the Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings in 1831 and 1832.
State Posts:
State Representative (CT) 1810-1811, 1816-1817
State Senator (CT) 1823-1825
State Committees:
Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1827 - 1828.

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, 1849.
Secondary Sources:
Dexter, Franklin Bowditch. Biographical Sketches of the Graduates of Yale College with Annals of College History, Vol. 6. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1912.

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