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So I’m not the first person in my family to go to law school!


All Things Kalen

If you had asked me when I graduated from law school 30 years ago this May (gulp!) I would have told you that I was the first person in my family to go to law school.  I would have been wrong.  My great great grandfather, Levi Jesse Bryant, was one of 38 men to graduate in the fourth class of the National University Law School. He graduated in May 1875 in Washington DC; 110 years before me, but less than 50 miles from where I graduated in Baltimore, MD.

There’s a very detailed account of the graduation program in the National Republican, which just happens to be the newspaper that my other great great grandfather, Herbert Augustine Preston, worked for during part of his career as a journalist in Washington DC. I haven’t confirmed whether he was with that paper in 1875, but it’s possible. Levi’s youngest son – Herbert…

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Author: kakingsbury

I finally took the leap and started a blog in mid-March 2014. I currently maintain three blogs "All Things Kalen" "The Family Letter Blog" and "Trovando Famiglia." Trovando Famiglia is about my husband's family, particularly the original four Giorgio brothers who immigrated to western Pennsylvania from San Vito Chietino, Italy in the late 1800s. The Giorgio boys and their descendants have been the focus of my genealogical research over the past two years. The blog allows me to share family stories and photographs. Thanks for checking me out!

2 thoughts on “So I’m not the first person in my family to go to law school!

  1. Kalen! You never cease to amaze me.
    This is perfectly wonderful.


  2. Lynnette –
    You have no idea how much your encouragement means! Why did it take me so long to find you!


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