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date: 19 October 2019

Hitchcock, Frank Harrislocked

(05 October 1867–05 August 1935)
  • Robert S. La Forte


Hitchcock, Frank Harris (05 October 1867–05 August 1935), politician and postmaster general, was born in Amherst, Ohio, the son of Henry Chapman Hitchcock, a Congregational clergyman, and Mary Laurette Harris. He attended public school in Boston and entered Harvard in 1887. Interested in politics and sports, he participated in collegiate boxing matches and was a Republican precinct committeeman in Boston. After graduation in 1891, he began a career in public service, holding several minor jobs in Washington, D.C., including that of a biologist in the Department of Agriculture. During this time he studied at the Columbian law school (now George Washington University), where he earned an LL.B. degree in 1894 and the LL.M. in 1895. He was admitted to the District of Columbia bar in 1894. In 1897 he was made chief of the Agriculture Department’s Division of Foreign Markets....

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