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Philip Danforth Armour (1832 - 1901)

Founder of Armour & Company. was born in Stockbridge, New York to Danforth Armour and Juliana Ann Brooks. He was one of eight children and grew up on his family's farm. Armour was mostly of Scottis...

2/11/2009 5/19/2015

John Jacob Astor III (June 10, 1822 – February 22, 1890) was the elder son of William Backhouse Astor, Sr. and the wealthiest member of the Astor family in his generation. He was the founder...

8/29/2008 2/14/2012

Mark Hopkins, Jr. (1813 - 1878)

Mark Hopkins was born 1 September 1813 in Henderson, New York, and died 29 March 1878. He died in his sleep aboard his private rail car in Yuma at age 64. At the time of his death, the value of his e...

12/4/2010 2/14/2012

Samuel Slater MP (1768 - 1835)

Samuel Slater (June 9, 1768 – April 21, 1835) was an early English-American industrialist known as the "Father of the American Industrial Revolution", (a phrase coined by Andrew Jackson) or th...

5/21/2009 2/14/2012

William George Strong Fargo MP (1818 - 1881)

William George Fargo (May 20, 1818 – August 3, 1881), pioneer American expressman, was born in Pompey, New York. From the age of thirteen he had to support himself, obtaining little schooling,...

11/15/2010 2/14/2012

"Diamond Jim" Fisk (c.1835 - 1872)

"(aka", ""Big Jim", "" "Diamond Jim", "" and "Jubilee Jim")"

) James Fisk, Jr. (April 1, 1835 – January 6, 1872) – known variously as "Big Jim," "Diamond Jim," and "Jubilee Jim" – was an American stock broker and corporate executive who ...

2/14/2012 2/14/2012

John "Bet-a-Million" Gates (1855 - 1911)

"John "Bet-a-Million" Gates"

John Warne Gates (May 18, 1855 – August 9, 1911), also known as "Bet-a-Million" Gates, was a pioneer promoter of barbed wire who became a Gilded Age industrialist. Biography Gates was ...

2/14/2012 2/14/2012

Richard B. Mellon MP (1858 - c.1933)

Richard Beatty Mellon (March 19, 1858 – December 1933), sometimes R.B., was a banker, industrialist, and philanthropist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He and his brother, Andrew W. Mellon,...

5/29/2007 2/14/2012

William Henry Moore MP (1848 - 1924)

) William Henry (Judge) Moore (1848 - January 11, 1923) was an attorney and financier. He organized and promoted or sat as a director for several steel companies that were merged with among others th...

1/9/2011 2/14/2012

James Stillman MP (1850 - 1918)

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 Eliz...

2/17/2007 2/14/2012

Henry Villard MP (1835 - 1900)

Henry Villard (April 10, 1835–November 12, 1900) was an American journalist and financier who was an early president of the Northern Pacific Railway. Born and raised Ferdinand Heinrich G...

2/14/2012 2/14/2012

Henry Wells (December 12, 1805 – December 10, 1878) was an American businessman important in the history of both the American Express Company and Wells Fargo & Company. Early life Henr...

2/14/2012 2/14/2012

William Henry Vanderbilt MP (1821 - 1885)

Born May 8, 1821 New Brunswick, New Jersey Died December 8, 1885 William H. Vanderbilt (May 8, 1821–December 8, 1885) was a businessman and a member of the prominent United States Vander...

6/25/2007 2/14/2012

Collis Potter Huntington MP (1821 - 1900)

) Collis Potter Huntington (October 22, 1821 – August 13, 1900) was one of the Big Four of western railroading (along with Leland Stanford, Mark Hopkins, and Charles Crocker) who built the C...

4/16/2008 2/14/2012

John Jacob Astor MP (1763 - 1848)

John Jacob Astor (born Johann Jakob Astor) (July 17, 1763 – March 29, 1848) was a German-American business magnate, merchant and investor who was the first prominent member of the Astor family a...

8/29/2008 2/14/2012

Henry Clay Frick MP (1849 - 1919)

Henry Clay Frick (December 19, 1849 – December 2, 1919) was an American industrialist, financier, and art patron. He founded the H. C. Frick & Company coke manufacturing company, was chairman ...

11/21/2008 2/14/2012

Henry B. Plant MP (1819 - 1899)

"Henry B. Plant"

Henry Bradley Plant (October 27, 1819 - June 23, 1899), was involved with many transportation projects, mostly railroads, in the U.S. state of Florida. Eventually he owned the Plant System of railroa...

12/3/2008 2/13/2012

Andrew W. Mellon, US Secretary of the Treasury MP (1855 - 1937)

"Andrew W. Mellon"

Andrew William Mellon was an American banker, industrialist, philanthropist, art collector and Secretary of the Treasury from March 4, 1921 until February 12, 1932. He joined his father's banking h...

5/29/2007 2/13/2012

Jay Cooke MP (1821 - 1905)

Jay Cooke (August 10, 1821 – February 16, 1905) was an American financier. Cooke and his firm Jay Cooke & Company were most notable for their role in financing the Union's war effort during th...

7/24/2009 2/13/2012

Charles Yerkes MP (1837 - 1905)

Charles Tyson Yerkes (June 25, 1837 – December 29, 1905) was an American financier, born in Philadelphia. He played a major part in developing mass-transit systems in Chicago and London. Phi...

7/26/2010 2/13/2012

Leland Stanford, Governor of California MP (1824 - 1893)

"Leland Stanford"

Amasa Leland Stanford (March 9, 1824 – June 21, 1893) was an American tycoon, robber baron, industrialist, politician, Governor of California, and founder of Stanford University. He was one of t...

1/31/2009 2/13/2012

John D. Spreckels MP (1853 - 1926)

"John D. Spreckels"

John Diedrich Spreckels (August 16, 1853 – June 7, 1926), the son of German-American industrialist Claus Spreckels, founded a transportation and real estate empire in San Diego, California in th...

10/11/2009 2/13/2012

Joseph Seligmann MP (1819 - 1880)

Joseph Seligman (1819–1880) was a prominent U.S. banker and businessman. He was born in Baiersdorf, Germany, emigrating to the United States when he was 18. With his brothers, he started a bank,...

11/13/2010 2/13/2012

Charles M. Schwab MP (1862 - 1939)

He was an American steel magnate. Under his leadership, Bethlehem Steel became the second largest steel maker in the United States, and one of the most important heavy manufacturers in the world. Sch...

8/27/2010 2/13/2012

E. H. Harriman MP (1848 - 1909)

"E. H. Harriman"

Edward Henry Harriman (February 20, 1848 – September 9, 1909) was an American railroad executive. Early years Harriman was born in Hempstead, New York, the son of Orlando Harriman, an ...

6/4/2009 2/13/2012

Henry Flagler MP (1830 - 1913)

Henry Morrison Flagler (January 2, 1830 Hopewell, NY - May 20, 1913 West Palm Beach, FL) Henry Morrison Flagler (January 2, 1830 – May 20, 1913) was an American industrialist and a founder of ...

1/7/2009 2/13/2012

James Buchanan Duke MP (1856 - 1925)

James Buchanan Duke (December 23, 1856 – October 10, 1925) was a U.S. tobacco and electric power industrialist best known for his involvement with Duke University. Personal life James ...

5/19/2008 2/13/2012

Charles Crocker MP (1822 - 1888)

Charles Crocker was a pioneering American industrialist. He had interests in railroads and banking. Click here for Charles Crocker's Wikipedia page . Click here for the Wikipedia description of the...

1/24/2007 2/13/2012

Cornelius Vanderbilt MP (1794 - 1877)

Cornelius Vanderbilt (May 27, 1794 – January 4, 1877), also known by the sobriquet Commodore,[1] was an American entrepreneur. He built his wealth in shipping and railroads and was the patriar...

6/25/2007 2/13/2012

John D. Rockefeller, Sr. MP (1839 - 1937)

"Standard Oil Company"

John Davison Rockefeller, Sr. (July 8, 1839 –May 23, 1937) was an American industrialist and philanthropist. Rockefeller revolutionized the petroleum industry and defined the structure of mode...

2/7/2008 2/13/2012

"... John Pierpont Morgan (April 17, 1837 – March 31, 1913) was an American financier, banker and art collector who dominated corporate finance and industrial consolidation during his time. Foun...

6/24/2007 2/12/2012

Andrew Carnegie MP (1835 - 1919)

Andrew Carnegie ( /kɑrˈneɪɡi/ kar-nay-gee, but commonly /ˈkɑrnɨɡi/ kar-nə-gee or /kɑrˈnɛɡi/ kar-neg-ee) (Nov...

6/14/2009 2/12/2012

George Fisher Baker MP (1840 - 1931)

George Fisher Baker (March 27, 1840 – May 2, 1931) was a U.S. financier and philanthropist. In 1924 he provided much of the initial funding for Harvard Business School with a grant for $5 mill...

1/25/2010 2/12/2012

Charles T. Barney MP (1851 - 1907)

Charles Tracy Barney (January 27, 1851[1] – November 14, 1907) was the president of the Knickerbocker Trust Company, the collapse of which shortly before Barney's death sparked the Panic of 19...

10/22/2011 2/12/2012

Jay Gould MP (1836 - 1892)

"Jay Gould", "The Robber Baron"

Jay Gould (genealogical #326—Alexander More's line) is America’s 9th wealthiest man of all time! One of the railroad baron’s of the 19th century, Gould owned the Union Pacific Rail...

12/31/2008 2/12/2012