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*Francis LeMoyne was born on this date in 1789. He was a white-American Politician and physician.
Francis Julian LeMoyne was the son of John Julius LeMoyne, a Farmer, and Nancy McCally LeMoyne, an Educator. Young LeMoyne was educated at Washington College (PA). He was an abolitionist who served as president of the Washington Anti-Slavery Society and later as an agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society. He was married to Madelaine Romaine Bureau, who was a nurse. His defiance of the Fugitive Slave Act put his freedom and fortune at risk.
LeMoyne donated $20,000 to LeMoyne College, a school in Memphis primarily for African Americans. Over 117 years later, the school, now LeMoyne-Owen College, still prepares students for professional careers, leadership, and service. Died on October 14, 1879.