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Francis C. Speight

Born: May 16, 1816

Death: Mar 20, 1877

Birthplace: Ithaca

Nationality: United States

Francis C. Speight

Date of Birth : May 16, 1816
Date of Death : Mar 20, 1877
Birth Place : Ithaca

Francis C. Speight was an American law enforcement officer and police inspector for the New York City Police Department. A noted crimefighter, credited for running out the criminal elements from Manhattan's Eighteenth and Nineteenth Wards in the 1850s, he also took part in the Police Riot of 1857 and New York Draft Riots of 1863. Prior to the outbreak of violence at the Third Avenue draft office, Speight was the only officer to maintain control of his station, the Broadway draft office, during the early hours of the riots.

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