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William Franklin Draper

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William Franklin Draper, American diplomat. member Congress, 1892-1897.

Background

Draper, William Franklin was born on April 9, 1842 in Lowell, Massachusetts, United States. Son of George and Hannah (Thwing) Draper.

Education

Education common schools and 2 years at academic.

Career

2d, Susan Preston, 1890. Enlisted, 1861, Company B, 25th Massachusetts. Served through war, becoming lieutenant colonel and brevetted brigadier general of vols.

After war engaged in manufacturing cotton machinery. President Home Market Club, Boston, 1890. Member Congress, 1892-1897.

United States Ambassador to Italy, 1897-1900. Home: Hopedale, Mass.

Membership

Member Congress, 1892-1897.

Connections

Married Lydia W. Joy, 1862.

father:
George Draper

mother:
Hannah (Thwing) Draper

spouse:
Lydia W. Joy