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Acton,

town (1990 pop. 17,872), Middlesex co., E Mass., NW of Boston; settled c.1680, inc. 1735. Among its manufactures are electrical machinery, chemicals, prefabricated houses, and precision equipment. Points of interest include the Isaac Davis Home, residence of the first person to die at the battle of Concord during the American Revolution.
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John Emerich Edward Dalberg, Lord Acton, according to Koecke, belongs to the third category.
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Born into the English and Bavarian aristocracy, Lord Acton briefly served in parliament through the intervention of his stepfather, the English foreign minister Lord Granville.
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Sirico, founder and president of the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty, is the intellectual author of this new collaboration.
Almost fifty years ago, introducing my biography of Lord Acton, I wrote: "He is of this age, more than of his.
Owen Chadwick, Acton and History (Cambridge UP, 1998), 270 pp.