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William Stutson Andrews

October 12, 1793
May 1, 1872
Home Town:
Boston, MA
Later Residences:
Spencer, MA
Worcester, MA
Boston, MA
Biographical Notes:
William Stutson Andrews was the son of William Andrews and Mary Stutson Andrews. He entered the Boston Latin School at the age of 10, and graduated in 1805. Andrews then attended Andover College in 1807 and earned a degree from Harvard College in 1812. That same year Andrews also studied at the Litchfield Law School. Andrews was admitted to the bar in 1817, and continued to pursue his law career in Spencer, Worcester and Boston, Massachusetts for the remained of his life. On May 1, 1872 William Andrews died in Boston, Massachusetts.
Additional Notes:
Recorded lectures on civil procedure and criminal law by Reeves and Gould at the law school in Litchfield, Conn., 1812-1813, in three volumes. These are available through the Harvard Law School Library's collection of digitized LLS Student Notebooks.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from Boston Latin School in 1805, studied at Andover in 1807, and received a degree from Harvard College in 1812.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Editor; Business
Admitted To Bar:
Massachusetts in 1817
Training with Other Lawyers:
Studied with Francis Blake in Worcester, MA.

Related Objects and Documents
In the Ledger:
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.
Baldwin, Roger Sherman. Notes on law taken from the lectures of the Honble. Tapping Reeve and James Gould, esquire … at the Litchfield Law School, 1812-1813." Rare Book Collection, Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale University.;

Ledger, Journals of the Bar- Litchfield County. Litchfield Historical Society.

Catalogue of Litchfield Law School (Hartford, Connecticut: Press of Tiffany, Case and Company, 1849), 10.

Litchfield County Bar Association Records, 1812, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library.

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