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John Franklin Fort

governor

John Franklin Fort, American governor. Member Federal Trade Commission, March 20, 1917-November 30, 1919.

Background

Fort, John Franklin was born on March 20, 1852 in Pemberton, New Jersey, United States. Son of Andrew H. and Hannah Ann (Brown) Fort.

Education

Preparatory education Mount Holly, New Jersey, Institute. Graduate Pennington Seminary, New Jersey. Bachelor of Laws, Albany Law School, 1872.

(Doctor of Laws, Dickinson, Union, and Seton Hall, 1908, Rutgers, New York University, and Middlebury, 1909, Lafayette, 1910).

Career

Admitted to bar, 1873. Assistant journal clerk, New Jersey Legislature, 1873-1874. Judge District Court Newark, 1878-1886.

President judge Common Pleas, Essex Company, New Jersey, 1896-1900. Justice Supreme Court, New Jersey, 1900-1907. Governor of New Jersey, 1908-1911.

Special envoy United States to Dominican Republic, August 1914, and to Haiti, March 1915.

Membership

Member Federal Trade Commission, March 20, 1917-November 30, 1919.

Connections

Married Charlotte E. Stainsby, April.

father:
Andrew H. Fort

mother:
Hannah Ann (Brown) Fort

spouse:
Charlotte E. Stainsby