Fall River, MA
Alden graduated from Brown University in 1807 and attended the Litchfield Law School in 1808. After completing his studies in Litchfield, he read the law with Judge Rice in Litchfield and later with Judge William Baylies of West Bridgewater, Massachusetts.
Following his admission to the Massachusetts bar in 1810, Alden began his legal practice in Wrentham, Massachusetts. He remained there for six years before moving to Boston, where he continued to practice law until 1822. At that time, Alden left Boston to pursue a legal practice in Fall River, Massachusetts.
In addition to his legal career, Alden also pursued literary ...
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.
Hurd, D. Hamilton. History of Norfolk County, Massachusetts with Biographical Sketches of Many of its Pioneers and Prominent Men. Philadelphia, PA: J.W. Lewis & Co., 1884.
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