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Frederick Fraley

Frederick Fraley, American merchant, banker. member Philadelphia Common Council, 1834-1837, Pennsylvania Senate, 1837-1840.

Background

  • Fraley, Frederick was born on May 28, 1804 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John Urban and Ann Elizabeth (Laskey) Fraley.

  • Education

    • Educated by private tutors.

    Career

    • Employed in Thomas Cooper’s hardware store, Philadelphia, 1821-1826. Partner Reeves, Buck & Company, Philadelphia, wholesale hardware firm, 1826-1840. Member Philadelphia Common Council, 1834-1837, Pennsylvania Senate, 1837-1840.

      Secretary American Fire Insurance Company, 1840-1847. President Schuykill Navigation Company, 1847-1888. Treasurer Centennial Board of Finance, 1873-1893.

      Manager Western Saving Fund Society, 1858-1878, president, 1878-1901. A founder Franklin Institute, Philadelphia. Became member American Philosophical Society, 1842, secretary, vice president, president, various times, 1880-1901.

      Became trustee University of Pennsylvania, 1853. A founder Philadelphia Board of Trade, 1833, director, 1833-1838, secretary, 1838-1866, member executive council 1866-1867, vice president, 1867-1887, president of the board directors, 1887-1901. An organizer National Board of Trade, 1868, president, 1868-1901.

    Membership

    Member Philadelphia Common Council, 1834-1837, Pennsylvania Senate, 1837-1840.

    Connections

    • Married Jane Chapman Cresson, 1832.
    • father: John Urban Fraley
    • mother: Ann Elizabeth (Laskey) Fraley
    • spouse: Jane Chapman Cresson
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    Born March 28, 1804
    Died September 23, 1901
    (aged 97)
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