Colonel Oliver Hazard Payne

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Oliver Hazard Payne

Also Known As: "Colonel Oliver Hazard Payne"
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Birthplace: Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
Death: Died in New York, New York, United States
Place of Burial: Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
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Son of Henry B. Payne, U.S. SenatorMary Payne
Brother of Nathan P. Payne; Mary BinghamFlora Whitney (Payne)

Occupation: businessman, organizer of the American Tobacco trust, and assisted with the formation of U.S. Steel, and was affiliated with Standard Oil.
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About Colonel Oliver Hazard Payne

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Payne

Oliver Hazard Payne (July 21, 1839 – June 27, 1917) was an American businessman, organizer of the American Tobacco trust, and assisted with the formation of U.S. Steel, and was affiliated with Standard Oil. He is considered one of the 100 wealthiest Americans, having left an enormous fortune. His estate at Esopus, New York, known as the Col. Oliver Hazard Payne Estate, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002 and is now the home of Marist College's Raymond A. Rich Institute for Leadership Development.


Biography


The son of businessman-politician Henry B. Payne and Mary Perry, he graduated from Phillips Academy Andover in 1859, then studied at Yale University. At the outbreak of the U.S. Civil War in 1861 he enlisted in the Union Army, though he could have afforded to pay someone to go in his place. In 1863, he became colonel of the 124th Ohio Infantry. Upon the end of the war, he began his career, investing in iron and then oil refining. His oil interests were the first acquired by Standard Oil, and he became a trustee of that firm and acted as a lobbyist. He was charged with bribing members of the Ohio Legislature to attain a Senate seat for his father (before the U.S. Senate was directly elected), and with bribing the Democratic Party to name his brother-in-law United States Secretary of the Navy, though the charges were dropped.


He was the uncle of Payne Whitney. He was also the uncle of Congresswoman Frances Payne Bolton (1885-1977). He was named for Oliver Hazard Perry, a relative of his mother.


He is currently buried at the Lake View Cemetery, which is located in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Colonel Oliver Hazard Payne's Timeline

1839
1839년 July 21일
Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
1917
1917년 June 27일
Age 77
New York, New York, United States
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Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA