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Lawyer , clergyman

Francis Wharton, American lawyer, clergyman.

Background

Wharton, Francis was born on March 7, 1820 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Thomas Isaac and Arabella (Griffith) Wharton.

Education

Graduated from Yale, 1839.

Career

Admitted to Pennsylvania bar, 1843. Studied and wrote in area criminal law. Editor Episcopal Reader, 1854 also lay preacher for Episcopal Church.

Toured Missouri Valley in wagon while distributing Bibles and religious readings, 1856. Professor of history and literature Kenyon College, Gambier, O., 1856-1863. Ordained priest Episcopal Church, 1862.

Professor Episcopal Theological Seminary, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1871-1881. Examiner claims, chief of legal div. Department of State, 1885-1889.

Author: A Treatise on the Criminal Law of the United States, 1846. A Treatise on the Law of Homicide in the United States, 1855. Treatise on the Conflict of Laws, 1872.

A Digest of the International Law of the United States, 3 vols., 1886. The Revolutionary Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States, 6 vols., 1889.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: A Treatise on the Criminal Law of the United States, 1846. A Treatise on the Law of Homicide in the United States, 1855. Treatise on the Conflict of Laws, 1872.

      A Digest of the International Law of the United States, 3 vols., 1886. The Revolutionary Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States, 6 vols., 1889.

Connections

Married Sidney Paul, November 4, 1852. Married second, Helen Elizabeth Ashhurst, December 27, 1860.

father:
Thomas Isaac Wharton

mother:
Arabella (Griffith) Wharton

spouses:
Sidney Paul

Helen Elizabeth Ashhurst