John C. Calhoun
Washington, District of Columbia
He chose to return to South Carolina and was elected a member of the state house of representatives for a year 1808-1809, running as a Democratic Republican. In 1810, Calhoun wrote a letter of introduction to Tapping Reeve informing him that William Martin proposed to attend his "much valued" Law School. Calhoun provided character information and went on to thank Reeve for the advantages derived from his instruction.
From 1811-1817, Calhoun served in Congress. While there, he backed Speaker of the House Henry Clay in ...
Secretary of War 1817-1825
U.S. Senator (SC) 1832-1850
Secretary of State 1844-1845
- Litchfield Law School Collection
Letter from Calhoun to Tapping Reeve appears in Series 1, Subseries 3, Folder 1
- Portrait of John C. Calhoun by John Wesley Jarvis
- Portrait of John C. Calhoun by Charles Bird King
- John C. Calhoun letter - 1810 Feb 10
- Thomas Flournoy Papers, 1799-1827
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, 5.
Calhoun, John C. to Tapping ReeveLitchfield Law School Collection Series 1, Subseries 3, Folder 1. Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, Litchfield Historical Society
History.com, "John C. Calhoun." http://www.history.com/topics/john-c-calhoun
O'Neall, John Belton. Biographical Sketches of the Bench and Bar of South Carolina, Vol. 1. Reprint Co., 1975.
The Negro In American History, Vol. 3. Ency. Brit. Ed Corp, 1969.
Meigs, William M. The Life of John Caldwell Calhoun. The Neale Publishing Company: New York, 1917.
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