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BISSELL, Clark, jurist, born in Lebanon, Connecticut, in 1782; died in Norwalk, Connecticut, 15 September 1857. He was graduated at Yale in 1806, and received the degree of LL.D. from that College in 1847. He was a lawyer, and during most of his life resided at Norwalk. From 1829 till 1839 he was judge of the Supreme Court of Connecticut, and from 1847 till 1855 professor of law at Yale. In 1847-'49 he was governor of Connecticut.
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