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Learned HandThe Man and the Judge$
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Gerald Gunther

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195377774

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377774.001.0001

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Learned Hand And Frances Fincke

Learned Hand And Frances Fincke

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(p.61) 2. Learned Hand And Frances Fincke
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Learned Hand
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Gerald Gunther

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377774.003.0002

This chapter focuses on Learned Hand's relationship with future wife Frances Fincke. Learned met Frances in July 1901, while both were vacationing in Murray Bay, a summer resort for the well-to-do on the St. Lawrence River in Quebec. Learned, then nearing thirty, thought himself destined for permanent bachelorhood, for he had never developed a serious interest in any young woman. Meeting Frances, a charming, beautiful twenty-five-year-old Bryn Mawr graduate from Utica, New York, dramatically changed that. Almost overnight, Learned, though typically indecisive on most questions, resolved that he wanted to marry Frances. A year after they met, they became engaged; six months later, in December 1902, they married.

Keywords:   Murray Bay, Frances Fincke, wife, marriage, New York

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