James Jewett Stillman (1850 - 1918) MP

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Birthplace: Brownsville, TX, USA
Death: Died in New York, NY, USA
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About James Jewett Stillman

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James Jewett Stillman (June 9, 1850 – March 15, 1918) was an American businessman who invested in land, banking, and railroads in New York, Texas, and Mexico.


Biography


The son of Elizabeth Pamela Stillman (née Goodrich) and Charles Stillman, James Stillman was born in Brownsville, Texas. Charles Stillman had significant business interests which James acquired in 1872. He expanded those to control of sixteen Texas banks and a significant land holdings in the Rio Grande Valley, particularly Corpus Christi and Kerrville, Texas. Along with W. H. Harriman, Jacob Henry Schiff and William Rockefeller he controlled the most important Texas railroads (including the Texas and Pacific Railway, the Southern Pacific Railroad, the International-Great Northern Railroad, the Union Pacific Southern Railway, the St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Railway, and the Mexican National Railroad) and the National City Bank of New York.


In 1876 Stillman supported Porfirio Díaz's overthrow of the government of Mexico by the Revolution of Tuxtepec.


Legacy


He is considered to have been one of the 100 wealthiest Americans, having left an enormous fortune. His oldest son, James A. Stillman, also served as president of National City Bank of New York. Stillman was related to even greater wealth by marriage: his two daughters, Sarah Elizabeth Stillman and Isabel Goodrich Stillman, married the sons (William Goodsell Rockefeller and Percy Avery Rockefeller respectively) of business associate and friend, and senior executive of Standard Oil, William Rockefeller. His grandson, James Stillman Rockefeller, served as president of National City from 1952 to 1959 and chairman from 1959 to 1967.

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James Stillman's Timeline

1850
June 9, 1850
Brownsville, TX, USA
1871
June 14, 1871
Age 21
New York, NY, USA
1872
March 7, 1872
Age 21
New York, NY, USA
1873
August 18, 1873
Age 23
New York, NY, USA
1876
April 29, 1876
Age 25
1877
September 29, 1877
Age 27
New York, NY, USA
1884
July 14, 1884
Age 34
Newport, RI, USA
1918
March 15, 1918
Age 67
New York, NY, USA