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MacVeagh, Isaac Waynelocked

(19 April 1833–11 January 1917)
  • Robert C. Olson

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MacVeagh, Isaac Wayne (19 April 1833–11 January 1917), lawyer, diplomat, and political reformer, was born near Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, the son of Major John MacVeagh and Margaret Lincoln, hotelkeepers. Margaret was a relative of Abraham Lincoln. Isaac, known as Wayne, attended Freeland Seminary (later Ursinus College) for two years before entering the junior class at Yale College, graduating in 1853. In 1856 he married Letitia Minor Lewis, who died in 1862. The couple had three children, one of whom died in infancy. In 1866 MacVeagh married Virginia Rollette Cameron, daughter of ...

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