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James Gould

James Gould, American jurist, educator.


  • Gould, James was born on December 5, 1770 in Branford, Connecticut, United States. Son of William and Mary (Foote) Gould.

  • Education

    • Graduated from Yale, 1791. Attended Tapping Reeve’s Law School, Litchfield, Connecticut, 1795.


    • School teacher, Wethersfield, Connecticut, later, Baltimore, 1791-1793. Tutor Yale, 1793-1795. Associate in conducting Tapping Reeve’s Law School, 1798-1820, took charge of school, 1820.

      Judge Connecticut Superior Court and Court of Errors, 1816-1819 (retired because of Connecticut Constitution of 1818). Forced to close law school due to ill health, 1833. Author: Principles of Pleading in Civil Actions, 1832.


    • Author: Principles of Pleading in Civil Actions, 1832.


    • Married Sally McCurdy Tracy, October 21, 1798, 9 children.
    • father: William Gould
    • mother: Mary (Foote) Gould
    • spouse: Sally McCurdy Tracy
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    Born December 5, 1770
    Died March 11, 1838
    (aged 67)