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Frank Willing Leach


Frank Willing Leach, was "born in Cape May, New Jersey, 25 August, 1855, was educated in public and private schools, studied law, and in 1877 was admitted to the bar in Philadelphia. He has been active in politics in Pennsylvania, has filled the office of secretary to numerous state conventions, in 1881-'2 was secretary to the independent Republican state committee, and in 1885 was chosen secretary to the Republican state committee, which position he still holds. Since he was seventeen years old he has contributed largely in both verse and prose to periodicals. He contributed several chapters to Scharff and Westcott's 'History of Philadelphia' (3 vols., Philadelphia, 1883) and has now (1887) in preparation 'The Signers of the Declaration of Independence: Their Ancestors and Descendants.'" [attributed to: Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1887-1889)(James Grant Wilson & John Fiske eds.)(6 vols.). See: Virtual American Biographies]