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George Sherman Boardman

October 17, 1799
January 18, 1825
Home Town:
New Milford, CT
Biographical Notes:
George Sherman Boardman was the son of Elijah Boardman and Mary Ann Whiting Boardman. His father was a merchant in New Milford who purchased land in the Western Reserve and a United States Senator from Connecticut. Boardman graduated from Union College in 1819 and studied at the Litchfield Law School the same year. He was admitted to the bar in 1820 and died in New Milford, Connecticut on January 18, 1825.
"The pleasure of Miss Lewis' company is requested at a Ball to be given at the house of Mr. Phelps, on Tuesday, the 24th int. at 1/2 past 6 o'clock P.M."

Hand-written invitation to Litchfield Law School ball, from George Boardman, George Devereaux, Joseph Clay Stiles, William Holt Averell, and William Greene, 1818

Mary All Lewis Collection, Folder #5, ca. 1818-1823

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Other Education:
Graduated from Union College in 1818.

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Admitted To Bar:

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, 1849,16.
Secondary Sources:
Centennial catalog of the officers and alumni of Union College in the city of Schenectady, N.Y., 1795-1895, Union College (Schenectady, N.Y.), Troy Times Print. House, 1895, p. 16.

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