Dudley Leavitt Pickman

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Dudley Leavitt Pickman

Birthplace: Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of William Pickman and Elizabeth Pickman
Husband of Catherine Pickman
Father of Catherine Saunders Pickman; Elizabeth Leavitt Rogers; William Dudley Pickman and Dudley Leavitt Pickman, Jr.

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About Dudley Leavitt Pickman


Dudley Leavitt Pickman (1779–1846) was a Salem, Massachusetts, merchant who built one of the great Salem trading firms during the seaport's ascendancy as a trading power in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.[1] Pickman was a partner in the firm Devereux, Pickman & Silsbee and a state senator. Among the wealthiest Salem merchants of his day, Pickman used his own clipper ships to trade with the Far East in an array of goods ranging from indigo and coffee to pepper and spices,[2] and was one of the state's earliest financiers, backing everything from cotton and woolen mills to railroads to water-generated power plants. Pickman also helped found what is today's Peabody Essex Museum.

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Dudley Leavitt Pickman's Timeline

March 1, 1779
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
July 9, 1811
Age 32
Essex, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
September 22, 1814
Age 35
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
January 6, 1819
Age 39
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
November 4, 1846
Age 67