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Term: Philadelphia

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Located at confluence of Delaware & Schuylkill rivers; Quaker town was founded by W Penn; was thriving colonial center & active in American Revolution; later lost political & financial prestige to Washington & New York; was a strong anti-slavery power. BGN 1931 ranked 4th by population in the 1980 census

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American, born 1933
American, born 1949
American, born 1947
American, active 1867 - 1869
American, born 1937