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date: 08 April 2020

Duane, Jameslocked

(06 February 1733–01 February 1797)
  • Cathy Matson

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Duane, James (06 February 1733–01 February 1797), jurist and statesman, was born in New York City, the son of Anthony Duane, a merchant, and his second wife Althea Kettletas, a marriage that united two prosperous merchant families until Duane’s mother died when he was three years old. He received a classical education from the catechist of Trinity Church and proceeded without university schooling to a clerkship in the law office of ...

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