Leslie, Frank P.

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Frank P. Leslie was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on December 9, 1892, the son of John and Bessie McAfee Leslie. He was educated in Minneapolis schools and attended the University of Minnesota. He graduated from Princeton University in 1915. He joined his father's firm, the John Leslie Paper Company, and eventually became its president. During World War I he was commissioned in the 2nd Officers' Training Camp and served 15 months.

Leslie served as a member of the first Hoover Commission, serving as a deputy to Secretary of Defense James Forrestal (a fellow member of the Princeton class of 1915). He was a director of Northwestern National Bank, a trustee of Farmers and Mechanics Savings Bank, chairman of the board of the Title Insurance Company of Minneapolis, and a trustee of the Hennepin Avenue Methodist Church in Minneapolis. He was also active in the Republican Party in Minnesota.

Leslie married Ruth Hill in 1916. They had five children: Frank, Jr., Mary, Ruth, Anne, and James. He died May 1, 1972 in Minneapolis.

From the guide to the Frank P. Leslie papers., 1903-1972., (Minnesota Historical Society)

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creatorOf Frank P. Leslie papers., 1903-1972. Minnesota Historical Society
creatorOf Leslie, Frank P. Frank P. Leslie papers, 1903-1972 (bulk 1940-1970). Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Autograph File, H, 1584-1988. Houghton Library
referencedIn Mary Hyde Eccles papers Houghton Library
referencedIn Autograph File, H, 1584-1988. Houghton Library
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associatedWith Anderson, Sydney, 1881-1948. person
associatedWith Ball, Joseph H. (Joseph Hurst), 1905-1993. person
associatedWith Bullis, Harry A. (Harry Amos), 1890-1963. person
associatedWith Burger, Warren Earl, 1907- person
associatedWith Crosby, John, 1867-1962. person
associatedWith Devitt, Edward J. (Edward James), 1911-. person
associatedWith Eccles, Mary Hyde. person
associatedWith Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969. person
associatedWith Forrestal, James, 1892-1949. person
associatedWith Getty, J. Paul (Jean Paul), 1892-1976. person
associatedWith Grolier Club. corporateBody
associatedWith Hennepin Avenue Methodist Church (Minneapolis, Minn.) corporateBody
associatedWith Hines, Jerome, 1921- person
associatedWith Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964. person
associatedWith Hope, Walter Ewing, 1897-1949. person
associatedWith Judd, Walter Henry, 1898- person
associatedWith Larcombe, J. Russell. person
associatedWith Larcombe, J. Russell. person
associatedWith Leslie, Donald, 1895-1983. person
associatedWith Leslie Paper Company (Minneapolis, Minn.). corporateBody
associatedWith Leva, Marx, 1915- person
associatedWith Levander, Harold, 1910- person
associatedWith Levander, Harold, 1910- person
associatedWith Marcus, Stanley. person
associatedWith Marcus, Stanley. person
associatedWith Mitchell, Sidney Alexander, 1895-1966. person
associatedWith Northwestern Paper Trade Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Persons, Wilton B., 1923- person
associatedWith Princeton University. corporateBody
associatedWith Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections. corporateBody
associatedWith Raines, Richard C. person
associatedWith Republican Party (Minn.) corporateBody
associatedWith Reston, James, 1909- person
associatedWith Reston, James, 1909- person
associatedWith Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979. person
associatedWith Rossman, Lawrence Alonzo, 1890-1956. person
associatedWith Seaton, Fred. person
associatedWith Seaton, Fred. person
associatedWith Stassen, Harold Edward, 1907-2001. person
associatedWith Strittmatter, Anselm. person
associatedWith Strong, Lucien Swift, 1899- person
associatedWith Thye, Edward John, 1896- person
associatedWith United States. Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government (1947-1949) corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government (1953-1955) corporateBody
associatedWith Whetstone, Dan. person
associatedWith Whetstone, Dan. person
associatedWith Youngdahl, Luther W., 1896- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Minnesota
Minneapolis (Minn.).
United States
Minneapolis (Minn.)
Minnesota
Minnesota--Minneapolis
Subject
Elections--Minnesota
Truck Drivers' Strike, Minneapolis, Minn., 1934
Gutenberg Bible
Elections
Administrative agencies--United States--Reorganization
Antiquarian booksellers
Political Campaigns
Book collectors--Minnesota--Minneapolis
Political campaigns--Minnesota
Political campaigns--United States
Book collectors
Administrative agencies--Reorganization
Printing--History
Elections--United States
Books--Exhibitions
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Businessmen
Book collectors
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