Garvan, Francis P. (Francis Patrick), 1875-1937

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Francis P. Garvan (1875-1937) was born in Hartford, Connecticut. He graduated from Yale University and studied law at Catholic University in Washington D.C. and New York Law School. After graduating in 1899, he practiced law for one year when he was appointment to the staff of the District Attorney's Office of New York City. As Assistant District Attorney for eight years he distinguished himself as an investigator of crime and prosecutor of criminals. During World War I, Garvan was Chief of the United States Bureau of Investigation and was manager of the New York Office of the Alien Property Custodian. Through this work, Garvan conceived the Chemical Foundation, Inc., which was approved by President Wilson, to seize German patents to help build a stronger American chemical industry. As its first president, Garvan oversaw many projects including medical research. In the 1930s, he formed the National Farm Chemurgic Council to promote the utilization of farm products for industrial purposes.

From the description of Papers, 1856-1976. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 53043258

Collector; New York, N.Y.

From the description of Francis Patrick Garvan papers, [ca. 1913-1956]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122545678

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Chemical Foundation (U.S.). Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1931-1932. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Collins, William J., d. 1960. Papers of William J. Collins, 1902-1958. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, The Clark
creatorOf Garvan, Francis P. (Francis Patrick), 1875-1937. Papers, 1856-1976. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
creatorOf Records of the Office of Alien Property. 1878 - 1966. Case Records of the Alien Property Custodian
creatorOf Garvan, Francis P. (Francis Patrick), 1875-1937. Francis Patrick Garvan papers, [ca. 1913-1956]. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Frank Lyon Polk papers, 1883-1942 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf [Francis Patrick Garvan, biographical materials] University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn Frank Lyon Polk papers, 1883-1942 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Herty, Charles H. (Charles Holmes), 1867-1938. Charles H. Herty papers, 1884-1938. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Sheldon, Charles, 1867-1928,. Garvan-Sheldon collection, 1796-1943 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Garvan, Francis P. (Francis Patrick), 1875-1937. Correspondence with Edgar Fahs Smith, 1920-1922. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
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associatedWith American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (Firm) corporateBody
associatedWith American Chemical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Bigelow, Francis Hill, 1859-1933. person
associatedWith Chemical Foundation (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Collins, William J., d. 1960. person
associatedWith Day, George Parmly, 1876-1959. person
associatedWith Ensko, Robert. person
associatedWith Garvan Collection (Yale University) corporateBody
associatedWith Halsey, R. T. Haines (Richard Townley Haines), 1865-1942. person
associatedWith Herty, Charles H. (Charles Holmes), 1867-1938. person
associatedWith Jones, E. Alfred (Edward Alfred), 1872-1943. person
associatedWith Keough, Andrew, 1869-1953. person
associatedWith Kimball, Fiske, 1888-1955. person
associatedWith Nutting, Wallace, 1861-1941. person
associatedWith Parke-Bernet Galleries. corporateBody
associatedWith Phillips, John Marshall, 1905-1953. person
associatedWith Plaza Art Auction Galleries. corporateBody
associatedWith Polk, Frank Lyon, 1871-1943. person
associatedWith Sheldon, Charles, 1867-1928, person
associatedWith Yale University corporateBody
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New York (State)--New York
United States
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Chemical industry
Antique dealers
Decorative art
Decorative arts--Collectors and collecting
Chemistry--Societies, etc
Art--Collectors and collecting
Antiques
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Birth 1875-06-13

Death 1937-11-07

Americans

English

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