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Frazer, John Fries

Mark D. Bowles

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI:

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Frazer, John Fries (08 July 1812–12 October 1872), scientist and educator, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Robert Frazer, a lawyer, and Elizabeth Fries. By the time he was eight, both Frazer’s mother and father had died, and he spent the rest of his childhood in the care of guardians, including his maternal grandfather, John Fries, a Captain Partridge at his Connecticut military academy, and finally the family of the Reverend Samuel B. Wylie, who trained him in classics and mathematics and prepared him for the University of Pennsylvania....

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