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John Alfonso Chandler

May 19, 1791
October 2, 1842
Home Town:
Monmouth, ME
Later Residences:
Monmouth, ME
Augusta, ME
Delia West Chandler (August 14, 1814)
Eunice Robinson Chandler (August 2, 1839)
Biographical Notes:
John Alfonso Chandler was born in Monmouth Maine on May 19, 1791 to US Congressman, John Chandler and Mary Wittier Chandler. John A. was Clerk of the Maine State Supreme Court and Postmaster of Monmouth, ME. He married his first wife, Delia West, on August 14, 1814; and (presumably after her death) married his second wife, Eunice Robinson, on August 2, 1839. He died on October 2, 1842.

Years at LLS:

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office
State Posts:
Clerk of the Supreme Court (ME)
Local Posts:
Postmaster (Monmouth, ME)

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. Worcester, MA: Press of Charles Hamilton, 1883.

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