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Franklin Harvey Head

Franklin Harvey Head, American manufacturer, banker. member Jury Awards, Paris Exposition, 1900. Chevalier Legion of Honor, France, 1901. Trustee Newberry Library.

Background

  • Head, Franklin Harvey was born on January 24, 1835 in Paris, New York, United States. Son of Harvey and Calista (Simmons) Head.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Hamilton College, New York, 1856, A.M., 1859 (Doctor of Laws, 1896).

    Career

    • Practiced law, Kenosha, Wisconsin, 1858-1866. Ranching in Utah about 4 years. Located at Chicago, 1872.

      President Bush Temple Conservatory, since 1890. Vice president Continental Casualty Company, Protection Mutual Fire Insurance Company, S. S. Hadley Company Bank (Cedar Rapids, Nebraska). Director Toledo, Peoria & Western R.R., Street’s Stable Car Line.

      Director Chicago Exposition, 1893. Member Jury Awards, Paris Exposition, 1900. Chevalier Legion of Honor, France, 1901.

      Trustee Newberry Library. President Chicago History Society, Chicago Civic Federation, 1898-1899. Author: Shakespeare’s Insomnia and the Causes Thereof, 1896.

      A Notable Lawsuit, 1899. Etc. Home: Chicago, Ill.

    Works

    • Author: Shakespeare’s Insomnia and the Causes Thereof, 1896. A Notable Lawsuit, 1899.

    Membership

    Member Jury Awards, Paris Exposition, 1900. Chevalier Legion of Honor, France, 1901. Trustee Newberry Library.

    Connections

    • Married Catherine P. Durkee, June 14, 1860 (died 1892).
    • father: Harvey Head
    • mother: Calista (Simmons) Head
    • spouse: Catherine P. Durkee
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    Born January 24, 1835
    Died June 28, 1914
    (aged 79)
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