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William S. Buchanan

December 19, 1826
Home Town:
Chambersburg, PA
Later Residences:
Chambersburg, PA
Biographical Notes:
William S. Buchanan was born in 1805 to James and Elizabeth Speer Buchanan. He was the younger brother of U.S. President James Buchanan. William died in Chambersburg, PA in December of 1826.
"Died. In Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, on Sunday night last, after an illness of about ten days, William S. Buchanan, Esq. Attorney at Law, brother of Mr. Buchanan, Member of Congress."
Baltimore Patriot, December 23, 1826; Volume: XXVIII; Issue: 148; Page: 3; Baltimore, Maryland

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Graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1822.

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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, 20.

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