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Francis O Wyly (1909 - 1999)

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Francis O Wyly
1909 - 1999
Born
November 19, 1909
Death
November 13, 1999
Last Known Residence
Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina 29615
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Francis O Wyly of Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina was born on November 19, 1909, and died at age 89 years old on November 13, 1999.
Updated: October 7, 2011
Biography ID: 32915585

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Francis Wyly passed away at age 89 years old on November 13, 1999. Francis O Wyly of Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina was born on November 19, 1909.

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Francis O Wyly lived 14 years longer than the average Wyly family member when he died at the age of 89.
The average age of a Wyly family member is 75.
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1909 - 1999 World Events

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In 1909, in the year that Francis O Wyly was born, William Howard Taft became the 27th President of the United States on March 4th. Previously Secretary of War, Judge on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Solicitor General of the U.S., and Governor of both the Philippines and Cuba, Taft was the only President who went on to become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

In 1924, he was only 15 years old when in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

In 1969, by the time he was 60 years old, on January 20th, Richard M. Nixon became the 37th President of the United States. Previously the Vice President to President Eisenhower, Nixon was the only President to resign in office - in his second term.

In 1987, at the age of 78 years old, Francis was alive when was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

In 1995, he was 86 years old when on October 16th, the Million Man March took place on the National Mall in Washington DC. The March was organized to address "the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities". An estimated 850,000 people attended.

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