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John Franklin Fort

John Franklin Fort, American governor. Member Federal Trade Commission, March 20, 1917-November 30, 1919.

Background

  • Fort, John Franklin was born on March 20, 1852 in Pemberton, New Jersey, United States. Son of Andrew H. and Hannah Ann (Brown) Fort.

  • Education

    • Preparatory education Mount Holly, New Jersey, Institute. Graduate Pennington Seminary, New Jersey. Bachelor of Laws, Albany Law School, 1872.

      (Doctor of Laws, Dickinson, Union, and Seton Hall, 1908, Rutgers, New York University, and Middlebury, 1909, Lafayette, 1910).

    Career

    • Admitted to bar, 1873. Assistant journal clerk, New Jersey Legislature, 1873-1874. Judge District Court Newark, 1878-1886.

      President judge Common Pleas, Essex Company, New Jersey, 1896-1900. Justice Supreme Court, New Jersey, 1900-1907. Governor of New Jersey, 1908-1911.

      Special envoy United States to Dominican Republic, August 1914, and to Haiti, March 1915.

    Membership

    Member Federal Trade Commission, March 20, 1917-November 30, 1919.

    Connections

    • Married Charlotte E. Stainsby, April.
    • father: Andrew H. Fort
    • mother: Hannah Ann (Brown) Fort
    • spouse: Charlotte E. Stainsby
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    Died November 17, 1920
    (aged 68)
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