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Addicks, John Edward O’Sullivan

James A. Ward.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; US Politics; Banking. 1270 words.

Addicks, John Edward O’Sullivan (21 November 1841–07 August 1919), promoter and aspiring politician, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of John Edward Addicks, a politician and...

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Ames, Oakes

Adam I. P. Smith.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Banking; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 2077 words.

Ames, Oakes (10 January 1804–08 May 1873), businessman and politician, was born in North Easton, Massachusetts, the son of Oliver Ames, a manufacturer, and Susanna Angier. He was educated...

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Bingham, William

Robert J. Gough.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; US Politics; Banking. 1310 words.

Bingham, William (08 April 1752–07 February 1804), businessman and public official, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of William Bingham, a saddler and merchant, and Mary...

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Bloomingdale, Alfred Schiffer

Louis P. Cain.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; Banking; Business and Management. 949 words.

Bloomingdale, Alfred Schiffer (15 April 1916–20 August 1982), cofounder of Diners Club and adviser to President Ronald Reagan, cofounder of Diners Club and adviser to President Ronald...

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Brice, Calvin Stewart

Thomas S. Mach.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; US Politics; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1435 words.

Brice, Calvin Stewart (17 September 1845–15 December 1898), U.S. senator, railroad builder, and financier, was born in Denmark, Ohio, the son of William Kilpatrick Brice, a Presbyterian...

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Bush, John Edward

Carl Moneyhon.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Insurance; Journalism. 760 words.

Bush, John Edward (15 November 1856–11 December 1916), businessman and politician, was born a slave in Moscow, Tennessee. In 1862 his master moved him and his mother to Arkansas to keep...

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Carroll of Carrollton, Charles

Ronald Hoffman.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Agriculture and Farming; Banking; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 2110 words.

Carroll of Carrollton, Charles (19 September 1737–14 November 1832), planter, businessman, investor, and the only Roman Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence, as well as the...

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Cohen, Walter L.

John N. Ingham.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Insurance; Business and Management. 1144 words.

Cohen, Walter L. (22 January 1860–29 December 1930), businessman and politician, was born a free person of color in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of Bernard Cohen and Amelia Bingaman, a...

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Croghan, George (d. 1782), colonial official and land speculator in America

Edward J. Cashin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Business and Management; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1060 words.

Croghan, George (d. 1782), colonial official and land speculator in America, was born in Dublin, though further details of his parents and upbringing are uncertain. Before moving to America...

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Duer, William

Jonathan J. Bean.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Banking; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1102 words.

Duer, William (18 March 1743–07 May 1799), businessman and politician, was born in Devonshire, England, the son of John Duer, a wealthy squire, and Frances Frye. After graduating from Eton,...

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