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MacVeagh, Franklinlocked

(22 November 1837–06 July 1934)
  • Robert S. La Forte

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MacVeagh, Franklin (22 November 1837–06 July 1934), merchant and secretary of the treasury, was born near Phoenixville, Chester County, Pennsylvania, the son of John MacVeagh, a farmer and local politician, and Margaret Lincoln, a distant cousin of Abraham Lincoln. He was educated by private tutors, attended Freeland Seminary (now Ursinus College), and graduated from Yale College in 1862. He received an LL.B. from Columbia University in 1864, read law briefly in the office of Judge John Worth Edmonds in New York City, and was admitted to the bar. In 1865 he entered practice in West Chester, Pennsylvania, with his brother, ...

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