Daniel Stephen Dickinson
New York, NY
For five years he taught in public and private schools, studying law and surveying at the same time. He also read law in the office of Clark and Clapp in Norwich, NY. During this time Dickinson married. Unlike many law students, Dickinson attended the Law School as a married man and without having gone to college first. He was admitted to the bar the following year and served as a lawyer and postmaster in his hometown of Guilford, NY for a short time.
U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York (NY) 1865-1866
Lt. Governor (NY) 1843-1844
Attorney General (NY) 1862-1863
- Daniel S. Dickinson photo
- Daniel S. Dickinson to Abraham Lincoln, Saturday, November 12, 1864 (Congratulations)
- Speech of Hon. Daniel S. Dickinson, of New York : delivered at the Cooper Institute, New York, July 18, 1860.
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.
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