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Frederick Fraley

merchant , banker

Frederick Fraley, American merchant, banker. member Philadelphia Common Council, 1834-1837, Pennsylvania Senate, 1837-1840.

Background

Fraley, Frederick was born on May 28, 1804 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John Urban and Ann Elizabeth (Laskey) Fraley.

Education

Educated by private tutors.

Career

Employed in Thomas Cooper’s hardware store, Philadelphia, 1821-1826. Partner Reeves, Buck & Company, Philadelphia, wholesale hardware firm, 1826-1840. Member Philadelphia Common Council, 1834-1837, Pennsylvania Senate, 1837-1840.

Secretary American Fire Insurance Company, 1840-1847. President Schuykill Navigation Company, 1847-1888. Treasurer Centennial Board of Finance, 1873-1893.

Manager Western Saving Fund Society, 1858-1878, president, 1878-1901. A founder Franklin Institute, Philadelphia. Became member American Philosophical Society, 1842, secretary, vice president, president, various times, 1880-1901.

Became trustee University of Pennsylvania, 1853. A founder Philadelphia Board of Trade, 1833, director, 1833-1838, secretary, 1838-1866, member executive council 1866-1867, vice president, 1867-1887, president of the board directors, 1887-1901. An organizer National Board of Trade, 1868, president, 1868-1901.

Membership

Member Philadelphia Common Council, 1834-1837, Pennsylvania Senate, 1837-1840.

Connections

Married Jane Chapman Cresson, 1832.

father:
John Urban Fraley

mother:
Ann Elizabeth (Laskey) Fraley

spouse:
Jane Chapman Cresson