The Man Himself- Leo Frank

Leo Frank was born to Rudolf and Rae Frank on April 17, 1884, in Cuero, Texas. Shortly after birth, his family moved from Texas to Brooklyn, New York, where Leo spent the majority of his life. After high school, Leo went on to graduate from Cornell University with a degree in Engineering in 1906. In 1910 Leo married Lucille Selig. Both came from prominent Jewish families, Lucille's family being the founding family of the first synagogue in Atlanta, causing them to become well known in the Jewish community. Leo and Lucille enjoyed attending the opera, and playing tennis and bridge. Leo's uncle owned a large percentage of the National Pencil Factory. Through this, Leo was made superintendent of the factory in Atlanta. He was also the president of the local chapter of the B'nai B'rith, a jewish organization. Leo and Lucille were married for three short years before this scandalous case ended his life.

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