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Samuel Austin Talcott

Other Name:
Samuel A. Talcott
December 31, 1789
March 19, 1836
Home Town:
Hartford, CT
Later Residences:
New Hartford, NY
Lowville, NY
Utica, NY
Mary Stanley Talcott (January 1818)
Rachel Skinner Talcott (1811)
Biographical Notes:

Samuel A. Talcott was born on December 31, 1789. He was the grandson of Connecticut governor, Joseph Talcott. in 1809, Talcott graduated from Williams college and studied law under the office of Gold and Sill. In 1812, he was admitted to the bar and practices in Lowville, New York and later in Utica, New York.

On January 12, 1821, Talcott was appointed Attorney General of New York until 1829. He was well known in the New York Supreme Court and opposed Daniel Webster in the case of Inglis v. Sailors Snug Harbor.
"this meeting have heard with deep regret and sympathy of the death of Samuel A. Talcott, Esq., late Attorney-General of this State, that in the brilliant course of his professional life, they find much to shed honor not only upon his own name but upon the State to which he belonged, and the Bar whose reputation he elevated; that his distinguished talent, profound learning and finished scholarship have rarely been equaled and never been surpassed at the Bar of this State."

Other Education:
Williams College, 1809

Profession / Service
Admitted To Bar:
Training with Other Lawyers:
Gold and Sill
State Posts:
Attorney General (New York ) 1821-1829

Secondary Sources:
Talcott Pedigree in England and America from 1558 to 1876 (1876)

Proceedings of the New York State Historical Association: The Sixteenth Annual Meeting (1915).

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