John Allen Collier
Lydia Shepard Collier (October 11, 1837)
Elizabeth Morris Collier (August 20, 1834)
In 1847, Collier was appointed commissioner to revise statues. A year later in 1848, he was a presidential elector on the Whig ticket but resumed his law practice. He passed away on March 24, 1873 and is interned in Spring forest cemetery.
District Attorney for Broom County (NY) 1821-1822
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.
Philp, Kenneth R. “John Collier and the Indians of the Americas: The Dream and the Reality.'' Prologue 11 (Spring 1979): 5-21
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