George Woodward Wickersham, lawyer, Republican Party leader, attorney general of the United States, and chairman of the National Commission on Law Observance and Enforcement, was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was the son of businessman Samuel Morris Wickersham and Elizabeth Cox. Following the death of his parents when he was young, he was raised by his maternal grandparents in Philadelphia. His childhood home was frequented by the city's social elite. His grandfather founded what was to become the Philadelphia stock exchange. Wickersham studied civil engineering at Lehigh University. ...

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