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John F.C. Waldo


"John F. C. Waldo . . . was an attorney, historian, author, and public speaker. He was City Attorney of New Orleans (1904-1920), Knights of Pythias Grand Chancellor, and president of the First Unitarian Church. He was president of the Prison Reform Association; director of the Charity Organization Society; patron of the Order of the Eastern Star; and member of the Shakespearean Society of New Orleans. Waldo was married to Odette Francke and had five children." [Biographical Note, John F. C. Waldo Papers, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana] [The papers in the collection include "poems and articles Waldo wrote and collected . . . ." and a notebook of poetry.]