Reeve, Tapping

Reeve, Tapping

▪ American educator and jurist
born October 1744, Brookhaven, N.Y.
died Dec. 13, 1823, Litchfield, Conn., U.S.

      U.S. legal educator and jurist.

      In 1784 Reeve founded the Litchfield Law School, which was the first of its kind in the United States. (Previously, legal training could be acquired in the United States only by apprenticeship.) He was the school's sole teacher until 1798, when he took on an associate. Before it closed in 1833 the school trained about 1,000 men in the law, among them the statesman John C. Calhoun, the educator Horace Mann, and the U.S. Supreme Court justice Levi Woodbury. An ardent Federalist, Reeve wrote articles for a Federalist newspaper; one led to his indictment (eventually dismissed) for libelling Pres. Thomas Jefferson. Reeve was a judge of the Connecticut Superior Court (1798–1814) and chief justice of the state supreme court (1814–16).

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