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Key, Francis Scottlocked

(01 August 1779–11 January 1843)
  • Richard E. Mezo

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Key, Francis Scott (01 August 1779–11 January 1843), author and lawyer, was born in Frederick (now Carroll) County, Maryland, the son of John Ross Key, an army officer in the revolutionary war, and Ann Phoebe Charlton. After graduating from St. John’s College in Annapolis, he studied law and in 1801 opened his law practice in Fredericktown with ...

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