Nelson Wilmarth Aldrich (1841 - 1915) MP

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Birthplace: Foster,Providence,RI
Death: Died in New York, New York, USA
Occupation: U.S. Senator & Republican leader, financier
Managed by: Geoffrey David Trowbridge
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About Nelson Wilmarth Aldrich

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

Nelson Wilmarth Aldrich (November 6, 1841 – April 16, 1915) was a prominent American politician and a leader of the Republican Party in the Senate, where he served from 1881 to 1911.

Because of his impact on national politics and central position on the pivotal Senate Finance Committee, he was referred to by the press and public alike as the "General Manager of the Nation", dominating all tariff and monetary policies in the first decade of the 20th century. In a career that spanned three decades, Aldrich helped to create an extensive system of tariffs that protected American factories and farms from foreign competition. He rebuilt the American financial system along Progressive lines through the institution of the federal income tax amendment and the Federal Reserve System. He claimed that this would lead to greater efficiency. Aldrich became wealthy with investments in street railroads, sugar, rubber and banking. His son Richard Steere Aldrich became a U.S. Representative, and his daughter, Abby, married John D. Rockefeller, Jr., the only son of John D. Rockefeller. Her son, Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller, served as Vice President of the United States under Gerald Ford.

Aldrich was very active in the Freemasons and was the Treasurer of the Grand Lodge of Rhode Island.

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Senator Nelson Wilmarth Aldrich's Timeline

1841
November 6, 1841
Foster,Providence,RI
1866
October 8, 1866
Age 24
Civil,Providence,RI
1867
September 11, 1867
Age 25
1869
October 23, 1869
Age 27
1871
September 28, 1871
Age 29
Providence, Providence, RI, USA
1874
October 26, 1874
Age 32
Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
1876
August 14, 1876
Age 34
1878
May, 1878
Age 36
1880
February 16, 1880
Age 38
Washington, District of Columbia, DC, USA
1883
May, 1883
Age 41