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HON. FRANKLIN H. AGNEW, attorney, P.O., Beaver, was born in that place April 6, 1842, and is a son of Hon. Daniel Agnew. He was reared in Beaver, and received his earliest education in the old Beaver Academy. He afterwards attended Jefferson College, from which he was graduated in 1862. After his graduation he taught in the Beaver Academy, then in Washington county. Being desirous of obtaining a thorough knowledge of bookkeeping, he attended the Iron City Business College, where he took a thorough course, and was afterward a teacher in the same institution. Returning to Beaver, he became principal of old Beaver Academy. He then went on the United States Coast Survey, which he resigned in 1871. In 1872 he began the study of law in his father’s office, and, after his admission to the bar, he formed a partnership with John M. Buchanan, which continued till 1887. He was elected state senator in 1882, and served one term. July 16, 1885, he was married to Miss Nan K., daughter of Rev. W.H. Lauch. Her parents were of Scotch and German origin. Mr. and Mrs. Agnew have one child, Elizabeth. They are members of the Methodist church, in which he is a steward. Politically he is a Republican.