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January 5, 1793
October 12, 1857
Timothy Follett was born in Bennington, VT. His father died when he was only ten and his mother moved to Burlington with him and his two sisters in order to educate them. He spent fifteen months in Litchfield at the law school before returning to VT. As a lawyer, his practice went poorly for the first two years until the end of the War of 1812. The next focus of his career would be business and politics, rather than law. In 1823, he became a merchant with his partner Henry Mayo. Follett was also the President of the Rutland and Burlington Railroad, the first Railroad between Boston, MA and Burlington, VT, from 1845-1852.
Years at LLS:
Graduated from the University of Vermont in 1810.
Lawyer; Business; Political Office
Admitted To Bar:
Chittenden, VT in February 1814
State's Attorney (VT) 1819-1822
State Representative (VT) 1830-1833
Judge (Rutland County, VT) 1823
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.
CITATION OF ATTENDANCE:
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 B
Litchfield County Bar Association Records, 1812, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library.
Hemenway, Abby Maria, ed. Vermont Historical Gazetteer. Burlington, VT: Private Printing, 1867.
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