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Franklin Brown

December 1889
Later Residences:
New York, NY
Yonkers, NY
Brooklyn, NY
Biographical Notes:
Franklin Brown studied at the Law School in Litchfield in 1827 and was admitted as a counsellor to the New York Supreme Court in New York City on May 17, 1833. He reportedly moved from New York City to Yonkers in 1862 and moved again to Brooklyn in 1871. Brown is listed as a lawyer until at least 1878 in New York City directories.

Years at LLS:

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office
State Posts:
Counselor of the Supreme Court (NY) 1833

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, 22.

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