William Stanley Sinclair, Jr.

(1913 - 1997)

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William Stanley Sinclair
1913 - 1997
Born
February 4, 1913
Fort Lawton in Seattle, King County, Washington US 98199
Death
May 10, 1997
hospital in Houston, Harris County, Texas United States
Last Known Residence
houston, harris County, Texas us 77027
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William Stanley Sinclair, Jr. was born on February 4, 1913 at Fort Lawton, Seattle, Washington. He died on May 10, 1997 at hospital, Houston, Texas at 84 years of age.
Updated: August 05, 2020
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William Stanley Sinclair, Jr.
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William Stanley Sinclair Jr.
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houston, harris County, Texas us 77027
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William Sinclair was born on at Fort Lawton in Seattle, King County, Washington US 98199
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William Sinclair died on at hospital in Houston, Harris County, Texas United States
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William Sinclair was born on at Fort Lawton in Seattle, King County, Washington US 98199
William Sinclair died on at hospital in Houston, Harris County, Texas United States
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at Episcopal Cemetery in Galveston, Galveston County, Texas United States
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William Stanley Sinclair, Jr. died on May 10, 1997 at hospital, Houston, Texas at age 84. He was buried in Episcopal Cemetery, Galveston, Texas. He was born on February 4, 1913 at Fort Lawton, Seattle, Washington. There is no information about William's family or relationships.

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In 1913, in the year that William Stanley Sinclair, Jr. was born, ratified in February the 16th Amendment, establishing a Federal income tax, became law. Previously, customs duties (tariffs) and excise taxes were the primary sources of federal revenue. With the passage of the 16th Amendment, incomes of couples exceeding $4,000, as well as those of single persons earning $3,000 or more, were subject to a 1% Federal tax (that would be about $98,000 and $74,000 now). Rates rose to 7% for incomes over half a million dollars. Less than 1% of the population was subject to income tax.

In 1924, William was only 11 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 1964, by the time he was 51 years old, in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

In 1971, William was 58 years old when in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

In 1997, in the year of William Stanley Sinclair, Jr.'s passing, on August 31st, Princess Diana of Great Britain was killed when her car crashed into a pillar in the tunnel under the Pont de l'Alma bridge in Paris. The car she was riding in was trying to evade the paparazzi but it was also discovered later that the driver of the car, who was also killed, had three times the legal limit of alcohol which likely contributed to the accident.

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