Francis Wayland III

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Francis Wayland III (1826 – 1904) graduated at Brown University in 1846, and studied law at Harvard University. He became probate judge in Connecticut in 1864 and was the 34th Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut in 1869-1870.[1] In 1872, he became a professor in the Yale Law School, of which he was dean from 1873 to 1903.[2]

Two years after his father's death, he and his brother Heman Lincoln authored The Life and Labors of Francis Wayland (2 vols, New York, 1867)


  1. ^ Brief Descriptions of Connecticut State Agencies, Lieutenant Governor
  2. ^ History of YLS, Yale Law School homepage (21 April 2010).
Academic offices
Preceded by
Dean of Yale Law School
1873 – 1903
Succeeded by
Henry Wade Rogers