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Frederick Chittenden

January 17, 1804
August 20, 1869
Home Town:
Kent, CT
Emily Toucey Chittenden (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Frederick Chittenden was the son of Stephen and Loraine (Canfield) Chittenden. After attending the Litchfield Law School, he practiced as a lawyer for most of his life. He and his wife had three children.
Frederick Chittenden, Esq., died at his residence in Litchfield on Friday week, and was interred at Kent on Sunday. Mr. Chittenden was one of the oldest practitioners at the Litchfield County Bar, has been several times a member of the Connecticut legislature, and was for many years extensively engaged in the iron manufacture at Woodville. He was a brother-in-law of the late Hon. Isaac Toucey and, like him, a lifelong Democrat.
Hartford Daily Courant, August 21, 1869 Page 4, Hartford, Connecticut

Years at LLS:

Profession / Service
Admitted To Bar:
1824 in Litchfield County Court

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In the Ledger:
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.
Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1849), 20.; Chittenden, Frederick. "Notes of lectures on law by the Hon. James Gould at the Litchfield Law School." Rare Book Collection, Lillian Goldman Law Library
Secondary Sources:
Talcott, Alvan. Chittenden Family. Morehouse and Taylor, 1882.; Orcutt, Samuel. History of the town of New Milford and Bridgewater, Connecticut, 1703-1882. Hartford, CT: Press of The Case, Lockwood and Brainard Company, 1882.

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