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Benjamin F. Cooper

April 1801
May 8, 1864
Home Town:
Utica, NY
Later Residences:
Detroit, MI
Utica, NY
Brantley Cooper (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Benjamin F. Cooper was the son of Apollos Cooper. After attending the Litchfield Law School, he practiced law in Florida, Detriot, MI, and Utica, NY. He died in Utica, NY.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Attended Hamilton College, but graduated from Union College.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office
State Posts:
State Representative (NY) 1846

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.
Litchfield Eagle, October 7, 1822; Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1849), 18.

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