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Cravath, Paul Drennanlocked

(14 July 1861–01 July 1940)
  • Richard E. Mendales


Cravath, Paul Drennan (14 July 1861–01 July 1940), lawyer, was born in Berlin Heights, Ohio, the son of Erastus Milo Cravath, a minister and educator who was the first president of Fisk University, and Ruthanna Jackson. His father’s extensive travel gave Paul a highly diverse background; he attended secondary school at the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute and the Collège de Genève, and then Oberlin College, from which he earned his A.B. in 1882. After reading law briefly in Minneapolis, he attended Columbia University Law School. He received his LL.B. and was admitted to the New York bar in 1886. Cravath married Agnes Huntington, an operetta star, in 1892. They had one child and separated in 1926. Cravath traveled widely after the separation but kept for the rest of his life his residences in New York City and Locust Valley, New York, where he died....

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