Judge Franklin Thomas Backus

Judge Franklin Thomas Backus

Birth
Lee, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 14 May 1870 (aged 57)
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Burial Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section 6 Lot 43-0
Memorial ID 66767379 · View Source
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Son of Thomas L Backus and Rebecca Couch.

Resided in Cleveland, became an attorney, appointed Cleveland's first Police Prosecutor, later a Judge, and U. S. Representative. Famous for winning a case defending operators of the "Underground Railroad" for slaves at the time of the Civil War. Attorney and counsel for the principal railway companies. His "knowledge of law relating to corporations was unsurpassed". He left an endowment for the Franklin Thomas Backus School of Law at Western Reserve University. No children.

Info provided by Backus Family History 47039629


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  • Created by: Mamaquilts
  • Added: 11 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 66767379
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Judge Franklin Thomas Backus (6 May 1813–14 May 1870), Find A Grave Memorial no. 66767379, citing Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Mamaquilts (contributor 47164329) .