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Clark, Grenville (05 November 1882–13 January 1967), attorney and world government advocate, was born in New York City, the son of Louis Crawford Clark, a wealthy banker, and Marian de Forest Cannon. He attended Pomfret School and then entered Harvard College, where he joined the exclusive Porcellian Club and graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1903. Three years later, after earning a Harvard law degree, he joined the distinguished New York City law firm of Carter, Ledyard and Milburn, becoming friends with a young fellow clerk, ...

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Cornell, Julien Davies (17 March 1910–02 December 1994), civil liberties attorney and pacifist, was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Edward H. Cornell, a successful Wall Street attorney, and Esther Haviland Cornell, heir to the famous Haviland chinaware fortune. Julien, along with his brother and two sisters, attended the Brooklyn Friends School on Schermerhorn Street. Reared as a member of the Society of Friends (Quakers), he recounted that an important part of his childhood was attending meetings: "On Sundays … during the meeting … we had to turn the pages quietly so as not to disturb worshippers. … [S]ome of the speakers' messages appealed to us, particularly those of Anna Curtis, who had a great stock of interesting stories" (Cornell, ...

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Thomas Smith Grimké. Portrait of Thomas Smith Grimké (1786-1834). Oil on canvas. Portrait by Abraham G.D. Tuthill. Courtesy of Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, Ohio.

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Grimké, Thomas Smith (26 September 1786–12 October 1834), lawyer, educational and peace reformer, politician, was born in Charleston, South Carolina, the second son of John Faucheraud Grimké and Mary Smith Grimké. John Grimké, a native Charlestonian of French Huguenot stock, was educated at the University of Cambridge, an officer in the American Revolution, and head justice of the state’s Court of Appeals. Mary Grimké, a descendant of an English landgrave, the state’s founding aristocracy, and the famous Irish rebel leader Rory O’Moore, was a co-founder of Charleston’s female benevolent society. Other children included ...