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date: 15 July 2020

Pilling, James Constantinelocked

(16 November 1846–26 July 1895)
  • James R. Glenn

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Pilling, James Constantine (16 November 1846–26 July 1895), government administrator and ethnologist, was born in Washington, D.C., the son of James Pilling, a carpenter and tax collector, and Susan Collins. He was educated at Gonzaga College, a Jesuit high school in Washington, D.C. Early in his career Pilling taught himself stenography; becoming quite skilled, he worked for courts, congressional committees, and special government commissions. In 1875 ...

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