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Anson Gansello Chandler

October 4, 1793
May 10, 1863
Home Town:
Monmouth, ME
Later Residences:
Wayne, ME
Lahaina, HI
Biographical Notes:
Anson Gansello Chandler was the son of Senator John and Mary (Whittier) Chandler. After attending the law school and being admitted to the bar, Chandler spent most of his life working as a teacher and lawyer in Wayne, ME. He died in Bethlehem, PA.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from Brown University in 1814.

Profession / Service
Educator; Lawyer; Political Office
Admitted To Bar:
Federal Posts:
U.S. Consul in Lahaima, Sandwich Islands (Sandwhich Islands)
State Posts:
Justice of the District Court (ME) 1840-1845

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.
Houghton, Josiah. "LLS Law Notebook 1817-1818." Litchfield Law School Collection, Series 1, Subseries 1, Litchfield Historical Society. Available online at
Secondary Sources:
Chandler, George. The Chandler Family. Press of C. Hamilton, 1883.; Chapman, F.W. Trowbridge Family. Higginson Book Company, 1989.; Whittelsey, Charles Barney. Genealogy of the Whittelsey-Whittlesey Family. Hartford, CT: Press of the Case, Lockwood and Brainard Company, 1898.

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