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Frank Cresson Potts McGlinn, American lawyer. Decorated Purple Heart; knight Commander Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great; recipient Humanitarian award National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1967, The Actors Fund American medal, 1996, Barrymore award for lifetime achievement in the arts Greater Philadelphia Theatre Association, 1988.


McGlinn, Frank Cresson Potts was born on November 19, 1914 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John Alexander and Emma Frances (Potts) McGlinn.


Bachelor of Arts North Carolina, 1937. Juris Doctor, University Pennsylvania, 1940. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Villanova University, 1970.


Associate, Pepper, Hamilton & Scheetz, Philadelphia, 1945-1953;director, Republican Finance Committee of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1945-1953;vice president, assistant to president, Al Paul Lefton Company Advertising, Philadelphia, 1953-1957;executive vice president, Fidelity Bank, Philadelphia, 1957-1978;senior vice president, Western Savings Bank, Philadelphia, 1978-1982;executive vice president, Barra Foundation, Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania, 1982-1983;director, Rittenhouse Trust Company, Philadelphia, since 1984. Consultant William Penn Foundation, 1978-1982, Barra Foundation, 1983-1985.


Trustee, board directors Free Library. Philadelphia, 1948-1988, History Society Pennsylvania, 1978-1985. Board directors William Penn Foundation, 1971-1978, Actord Fund American, 1985-2000, Walnut St. Theatre, since 1969.

Member Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, 1964-1971, 79-87. Member council managers Archdiocese of Philadelphia, 1970-1989. Director chairman American Red Cross, 1949.

Chairman cancer Crusade, 1954, Catholic Charities Appeal, 1966. Vice chairman Young Republican National Committee, 1949-1951. Chairman Pennsylvania Young Representatives, 1949-1951.

Chairman Republican Finance Committee, Pennsylvania, 1963-1965, vice chairman 1972-1976. Vice chairman Republican National Finance Committee, 1965-1977. Chairman National Conference of Christians and Jews, Philadelphia, 1961-1966, Honorary chairman, 1966-1995.

Member Sharswood Law Club, Merion Cricket Club, Knights of Malta.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: theater, fishing.


Married Louise Cabeen Lea, September 9, 1942. Children: Marion McGlinn Lockwood, Louise McGlinn Preston, Alice McGlinn Fetter, Ann Stillwell.

John Alexander McGlinn

Emma Frances (Potts) McGlinn

Louise Cabeen Lea

Marion McGlinn Lockwood McGlinn

Louise McGlinn Preston McGlinn

Alice McGlinn Fetter McGlinn

Ann Stillwell McGlinn