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Alonzo Tillinghast Freedley?
Posted by: Nancy R. Date: April 27, 2001 at 12:05:12
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I found this reference on a web page from the Univeristy of Michigan. Does anyone know where Alonzo fits in? There must be a connection to Angelo Tillinghast Freedley. Any ideas?

"A Philadelphia lawyer, Lucien Alexander came from a wealthy Scots-Irish family with strong ties to the lumber, oil, and railroad industries in Pennsylvania. After receiving his education at the University of Pennsylvania (1884-1887) and Harvard (1887-1888), Alexander entered into the offices of William Henry Rawle and Alonzo Tillinghast Freedley to study law, earning admittance to the Pennsylvania bar in 1896. During a comparatively brief career in active litigation, he handled some very high profile cases, most notably representing Robert Peary in his dispute with Frederick A. Cook over priority in the "discovery" of the North Pole. Alexander ceased general practice in 1909 to assume a position as special counsel for four midwestern railroad corporations..."

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