Billings later pursued a political career, spending a year as the Mayor of New London from 1836 until 1837. He then served one year (1842-1843) in the Connecticut House of Representatives as the Speaker of the House followed by a year as a member of the Connecticut Senate. Billings went on to serve as the Lt. Governor of Connecticut from 1846-1847.
Billings married Isabella L. Stewart of New London, Connecticut in October of 1825. He died in New London on April 26, 1865.
State Senator (CT) 1844-1845
Lt. Governor (CT) 1846-1847
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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