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Henry Chester

December 23, 1793
June 26, 1848
Later Residences:
Albany, NY
Philadelphia, PA
Delaware County, PA
Biographical Notes:
Henry Chester was the son of John Chester officer in the Revolutionary War and a member of the Connecticut Continental Congress. Henry's mother was Elizabeth Huntington Chester. Henry practiced law throughout his life and his practice was listed in the Philadelphia directory between 1822 and 1848. He never married and he lived in Philadelphia, PA until his death.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from Union College in 1814.

Profession / Service
Admitted To Bar:
Albany, NY in 1817, Philadelphia, PA in 1822, and Delaware County, PA in 1843

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.
Ledger. "Journals of the Barr - Litchfield County." Litchfield Historical Society.; Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1849), 14.

Litchfield County Bar Association Records, 1815, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, Litchfield Historical Society

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