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Harvey Chase

November 13, 1778
February 18, 1857
Home Town:
Cornish, NH
Eunice Dana Chase (1810)
Biographical Notes:
Harvey Chase was the son of Moses and Hannah (Brown) Chase. His father was one of the first settlers of Cornish, New Hampshire and he served as a Captain in the Revolution. After attending the Litchfield Law School, Chase practiced law in his hometown of Cornish, NH. He married Eunice Dana, the daughter of John W. Dana, Esq. The couple lived in both Cornish, NH and Windsor, VT. They had five children. Harvey died in Cornish, NH.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from Yale College in 1800.

Profession / Service

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

Litchfield County Bar Association Records, 1800, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library.
Secondary Sources:
Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1927. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1928.

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