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Joseph Gay Eaton Larned

April 29, 1819
June 3, 1870
Home Town:
Thompson, CT
Later Residences:
New Haven, CT
Manhattan, NY
Helen Lee Larned (May 9, 1859)
Biographical Notes:

Joseph Gay Eaton Larned was born on April 29, 1819. In 1839, he graduated from Yale College and taught in Georgia at the Chatham Academy. Larned later traveled to Charleston, South Carolina to be a private teacher.

In 1847, Larned returned to Yale to be a tutor and was admitted to the bar. He practiced law for five years and became increasingly involved with patent laws. In 1852, he withdrew from the profession and focused his life on inventing and moved to New York. In 1855, he worked in the firm of Lee and Larned manufacturing the Steam Fire Engine. In Brooklyn, New York in the year 1863, he was appointed by the Navy to be an assistant inspector of ironclads.

On May 9, 1859 he married Helen Lee, the sister of his business partner. The couple never had children. Larned returned to the practice of law and passed away on June 3, 1870.
Additional Notes:
Larned contributed to The New Englander and to other New York Newspapers frequently.

Other Education:
Yale, graduated 1839

Profession / Service
Educator; Lawyer; Other
Admitted To Bar:
1847 admitted to the bar in New Haven

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