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Henry Pierrepont Edwards

April 20, 1808
February 27, 1855
Home Town:
New Haven, CT
Later Residences:
New York, NY
Biographical Notes:
Henry Pierrepont Edwards was the son of Henry Waggaman and Lydia (Miller) Edwards. Edwards began his law practice in New York City, NY around 1831 and had a long and prominent career in the Judiciary of New York. He never married and had no children.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from Yale College in 1827.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office
State Posts:
Justice of the Supreme Court (NY) 1847-1853
Judge of the Court of Appeals (NY) 1853-1855

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, 1848), 23.

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