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John Alfred Cuthbert

June 3, 1788
September 22, 1881
Home Town:
Savannah, GA
Later Residences:
Eatonton, GA
Liberty County, GA
Mobile, AL
Unknown (unknown)
Louisa Croft Cuthbert (1814)
Biographical Notes:
John Alfred Cuthbert was the son of Colonel Seth John and Mary (Clay) Cuthbert. After attending the Litchfield Law School, Cuthbert was admitted to the bar and set up a practice in Eatonton, GA. He later moved to Liberty County, GA where he pursued a poltical career. Cuthbert served for four terms in the GA House of Representatives in 1811, 1813, 1817 and 1832. He also acted as an officer of the militia in the War of 1812. Cuthburt was twice married. His first wife died without children. His second wife was Louisa E. Croft. They went on to have seventeen children. In addition to his state political career, Cuthbert also served in the U.S. Congress. He returned to state politics however and was appointed Secretary of the Georgia Senate. He was a leader in politics but ran for the U.S. Senate ...

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1805.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Military; Political Office
Admitted To Bar:
Georgia in 1809
Political Party:
Federal Posts:
U.S. Representative (GA) 1819-1823
State Posts:
State Representative (GA) 1811, 1813, 1816, 1832-1834
State Senator (GA) 1814-1815
State Committees:
Secretary of the GA State Senate in 1830, 1833, and 1834.
Local Posts:
Judge of the County Court (Mobile, AL) 1840
Judge of the Circuit Court (Mobile County, AL) 1852

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), 6.
Secondary Sources:
Owen, Thomas McAdory. History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, vol. 3. Spartanburg, S.C.: The Reprint Company, 1978.

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