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Lawyer

Frederic Cope Whitehouse, American lawyer. member fellow and corr; member of many learned societies in the United States, Europe and Egypt.

Background

Whitehouse, Frederic Cope was born on November 9, 1842 in Rochester, New York, United States. Son of Rt. Review Henry John and Evelina Harriet (Bruen) Whitehouse.

Education

Studied in France, Germany and Italy.

Career

Admitted to bar, 1871. Honorary member fellow and corresponding member of many learned societies in the United States, Europe and Egypt. Made Commander of Osmanieh and Grand Officier Medjidieh on account of efforts for better regulation of the Nile.

Discovered the depression in the Egyptian desert known as the Wadi Raiyan, 1882, and wrote many papers advocating it as a storage reservoir. Made extensive researches in Semitic traditions relating to the Canal of Joseph and the land of Goshen, which he identified with the Fayoum, submerged in the time of Herodotus and then known as Lake Moeris. Frequent contributor on topics relating to astronomical, geological and other scientific subjects, and on foreign banks and banking.

Membership

Member fellow and corr. Member of many learned societies in the United States, Europe and Egypt.

Connections

father:
Rt. Review Henry John Whitehouse

mother:
Evelina Harriet (Bruen) Whitehouse