John Alfred Foot
Mary Caster Foot (1859)
Foot attended Yale College and graduated in 1823 before attending the Litchfield Law School. He served as a lawyer in New Haven for seven years before entering politics.
John Alfred was elected to two terms in the CT House of Representatives. However, he moved to Cleveland, OH in 1833 and became a law partner of Sherlock J. Andrews. Foot was elected to the Ohio legislature in 1837 as a Whig. In 1839 and 1840, Foot served as a city councilman before. In 1853, he was elected to the Ohio Senate. ...
State Representative (OH) 1837
State Senator (OH) 1853
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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