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Lawyer

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.

Background

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

Education

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

Career

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.

Membership

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.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: theater, fishing.

Connections

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

father:
John Alexander McGlinn

mother:
Emma Frances (Potts) McGlinn

spouse:
Louise Cabeen Lea

child:
Marion McGlinn Lockwood McGlinn

child:
Louise McGlinn Preston McGlinn

child:
Alice McGlinn Fetter McGlinn

child:
Ann Stillwell McGlinn