Frank, Leo, 1884-1915

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Leo Frank, a Jewish Atlanta businessman and Superintendent and Vice President of the National Pencil Factory, Atlanta, Georgia, was born 17 April 1884, in Paris, Texas, and died 17 August 1915, in Marietta, Georgia. Frank was sentenced to death by hanging (1913) for the murder of Mary Phagan, an employee he supervised at the National Pencil Factory. His sentence was commuted to life imprisonment (July 1915) because of doubt by some trial officials as to his guilt. Frank was abducted by a mob (August 1915) and taken from a prison farm outside Milledgeville, Georgia, to Marietta, Georgia, where he was hung. On 22 December 1986, a posthumous pardon was granted to Leo Frank by the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles on the grounds that the state had failed to adequately protect his life and chance for further appeal.

From the description of Leo Frank collection, 1915-1988. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81879684

Leo Frank, Jewish superintendent of the National Pencil Factory, was tried and convicted for the murder of Mary Phagan, a thirteen year old employee of the factory. Leo Frank's death sentence was commuted by Governor John M. Slaton to life in prison, but Frank was lynched by an anger mob.

From the description of Diary 1915. (Atlanta History Center). WorldCat record id: 29400966

Engineer; victim of anti-Semitic trial and lynch mob; resident of Atlanta, Ga.

From the description of Leo Frank letters, 1914-1915. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 430078772

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Frank, Leo, 1884-1915. Diary 1915. Atlanta History Center, Kenan Research Center / Cherokee Garden Library
referencedIn Slaton, John M. John Marshall Slaton collection, 1860-1955 (bulk 1880-1914). Georgia Department of Archives and History Library
creatorOf Frank, Leo, 1884-1915. Leo Frank letters, 1914-1915. American Jewish Archives
referencedIn Brown, Walter J. Walter J. Brown papers, 1879-1995, 1915-1995. Clemson University Libraries, Robert Muldrow Cooper Library
referencedIn Heyman, Herman, 1898-1968. Herman Heyman family papers, 1886-1983 (bulk 1915-1930). Ida Pearle and Joseph Cuba Community Archives and Genealogy Center
creatorOf Inman, Grant and Slaton Families. Papers, 1819-1953. Atlanta History Center, Kenan Research Center / Cherokee Garden Library
referencedIn Cohen, Henry, 1863-1952. Papers, 1875-1952. American Jewish Archives
referencedIn Slaton, John M. John Marshall Slaton collection, 1860-1955 (bulk 1880-1914). Georgia Department of Archives and History Library
referencedIn Watson, Thomas E. (Thomas Edward), 1856-1922. Papers, 1890-1980 (bulk 1890-1928). Atlanta History Center, Kenan Research Center / Cherokee Garden Library
referencedIn Kleberg (Rudolph) Family Papers KLEBERG, RUDOLPH, FAMILY PAPERS., 1829-1966. Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
creatorOf Frank, Leo, 1884-1915. Leo Frank collection, 1915-1988. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Leo M. Frank collection, 1913-1966, (bulk 1913-1915). American Jewish Archives
referencedIn Watson, Thomas E. (Thomas Edward), 1856-1922. Thomas E. Watson collection, 1906-1923. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Pendergrast, Nan,. Nan Pendergrast oral history interview, 1992 June 24. Georgia State University
referencedIn Jillson, Floyd E., 1926-. People 1957-1977 1970-1975. Atlanta History Center, Kenan Research Center / Cherokee Garden Library
referencedIn Temple (Atlanta, Ga.). Temple records, 1853-1988. Ida Pearle and Joseph Cuba Community Archives and Genealogy Center
referencedIn Kleberg, Rudolph, 1847-1924. Kleberg, Rudolph, family papers 1829-1966. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Rogers, Ernest, 1897-1967. Ernest Rogers papers, 1918-1967. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Oney, Steve, 1954-. Steve Oney papers, 1896-2009. Georgia Historical Society
referencedIn Alexander, Henry A. (Henry Aaron), 1874-1967. Henry A. Alexander family papers, 1912-1991. Ida Pearle and Joseph Cuba Community Archives and Genealogy Center
referencedIn Tuttle, Elbert P. (Elbert Parr), 1897-. Elbert P. Tuttle oral history interview, 1992 Apr. 17. Georgia State University
creatorOf Morris, Newton Augustus, 1869-1941. Newton Augustus Morris letter 1 August 1912. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
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Relation Name
associatedWith Alexander, Henry A. (Henry Aaron), 1874-1967. person
associatedWith Brown, Tom Watson. person
associatedWith Brown, Walter J. person
associatedWith Cohen, Henry, 1863-1952. person
correspondedWith Connolly, C. P. (Christopher Powell), 1863-1935 person
associatedWith Freshman, Clark. person
associatedWith Heyman, Herman, 1898-1968. person
associatedWith Inman, Grant and Slaton Families. person
associatedWith Jillson, Floyd E., 1926- person
associatedWith Kleberg family (Rudolph Kleberg, 1847-1924) family
associatedWith Kleberg, Rudolph, 1847-1924. person
associatedWith Morris, Newton Augustus, 1869-1941. person
associatedWith Oney, Steve, 1954- person
associatedWith Pendergrast, Nan, person
associatedWith Phagan, Mary, d. 1913. person
associatedWith Rogers, Ernest, 1897-1967. person
associatedWith Slaton, John M. person
associatedWith Temple (Atlanta, Ga.) corporateBody
associatedWith Tuttle, Elbert P. (Elbert Parr), 1897- person
associatedWith Watson, Thomas E. (Thomas Edward), 1856-1922. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Atlanta (Ga.)
Georgia--Atlanta
Atlanta (Ga.)
New Jersey--East Orange
Georgia
Subject
Jews, American
Authors--Correspondence
Diaries
Trials (murder)
Lawyers--Correspondence
Trials
Murder
Occupation
Business man
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Birth 1884-04-17

Death 1915-08-17

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