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William Franklin Draper

William Franklin Draper, American diplomat. member Congress, 1892-1897.


  • Draper, William Franklin was born on April 9, 1842 in Lowell, Massachusetts, United States. Son of George and Hannah (Thwing) Draper.

  • Education

    • Education common schools and 2 years at academic.


    • 2d, Susan Preston, 1890. Enlisted, 1861, Company B, 25th Massachusetts. Served through war, becoming lieutenant colonel and brevetted brigadier general of vols.

      After war engaged in manufacturing cotton machinery. President Home Market Club, Boston, 1890. Member Congress, 1892-1897.

      United States Ambassador to Italy, 1897-1900. Home: Hopedale, Mass.


    Member Congress, 1892-1897.


    • Married Lydia W. Joy, 1862.
    • father: George Draper
    • mother: Hannah (Thwing) Draper
    • spouse: Lydia W. Joy
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    Died 1910
    (aged 67)