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date: 22 January 2020

Penrose, Boieslocked

(01 November 1860–31 December 1921)
  • Andrew H. Fisher

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Penrose, Boies (01 November 1860–31 December 1921), political leader and U.S. senator, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Richard Alexander Fullerton Penrose, a prominent physician, and Sarah Hannah Boies. The eldest of seven sons from a distinguished family, Boies Penrose grew up in the privileged world of patrician Philadelphia. In 1877 he entered Harvard along with his younger brother Charles Bingham Penrose. They both graduated in 1881, Boies finishing second in his class, just behind Charles, with a degree in political economy....

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