Leo Frank

Activist

Birthday April 17, 1884

Birth Sign Aries

Birthplace Cuero, TX

DEATH DATE Aug 17, 1915 (31)

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About

Jewish factory worker who was killed by a lynch mob and became a symbol of antisemitism in America.

Before Fame

He studied mechanical engineering at Cornell University.

Trivia

He was killed after public outcry that his sentence for murder had been reduced from a death sentence to life in prison, despite evidence suggesting he was innocent to begin with.

Family Life

He had one sister named Marian.

Associated With

His story was made into a TV miniseries called The Murder of Mary Phagan, which starred Rebecca Miller.