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Philip Barton Key II

Born: Apr 5, 1818

Death: Feb 27, 1859

Birthplace: Georgetown

Nationality: United States

Philip Barton Key II

Date of Birth : Apr 5, 1818
Date of Death : Feb 27, 1859
Birth Place : Georgetown

Philip Barton Key was a United States Attorney for the District of Columbia. He is most famous for his public affair with Teresa Bagioli Sickles, and his eventual murder at the hands of her husband, Congressman Daniel Sickles of New York. Sickles defended himself by adopting a defense of temporary insanity, the first time the defense had been used in the United States.


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