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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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Delafield, John

Robert E. Wright.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Insurance; Banking. 1167 words.

Delafield, John (16 March 1748–03 July 1824), merchant and underwriter, was born in Aylesbury, Bucks, England, the son of John Delafield, a cheese merchant, and Martha Dell. Most historians...

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From insurance to investments: financialisation and the supply side of life insurance and annuities in the USA (1970–2006)

Peter Wissoker.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

November 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; History of Financial Markets and Institutions; Economics; Insurance. 8988 words.

The paper describes the supply side of the annuity products and hybrid investment/life insurance policies that were developed and sold by US life insurers from the 1970s onward, including...

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Gaston, A. G.

Lynne B. Feldman.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online September 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Insurance; Banking; Politics; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1777 words.

Gaston, A. G. (04 July 1892–19 January 1996), entrepreneur, was born Arthur George Gaston in Demopolis, Alabama, the son of Tom Gaston, a railroad worker, and Rosa Gaston (maiden name...

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Herndon, Alonzo Franklin

Alexa Benson Henderson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Insurance; Business and Management. 1127 words.

Herndon, Alonzo Franklin (26 June 1858–21 July 1927), barber and businessman, was born in Social Circle, Georgia, the son of a white father (name unknown) and a slave mother, Sophenia...

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Lloyd, Edward

Sarah Palmer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Insurance; Publishing. 965 words.

Lloyd, Edward (c. 1648–1713), coffee house keeper, publisher, and eponymist of ‘Lloyd's insurance’, was probably born about 1648, but nothing is known of his origins. He was the proprietor...

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Merrick, John

John N. Ingham.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Insurance; Business and Management. 1275 words.

Merrick, John (07 September 1859–06 August 1919), insurance company founder and entrepreneur, was born a slave in Sampson County, North Carolina. Merrick never knew his father, but his...

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Rogers, James

David Richardson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Insurance. 856 words.

Rogers, James (c. 1740–1799), insurance broker and merchant, was probably born about 1740. His parents and place of birth are unknown, though it is possible he spent his early life in...

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Thornton, Richard

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Banking; Insurance. 809 words.

Thornton, Richard (1776–1865), merchant, underwriter, and financier, was born on 20 September 1776 in Burton in Lonsdale, Yorkshire, the third son in the family of four sons and five...

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