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Lamar, Gazaway Bugg

Susan Hamburger.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Banking; Business and Management. 1225 words.

Lamar, Gazaway Bugg (20 October 1798–05 October 1874), business entrepreneur, was born near Augusta, in Richmond County, Georgia, the son of Basil Lamar, a landholder, and Rebecca Kelly....

Lord, Eleazar

Robert E. Wright.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Theology. 1608 words.

Lord, Eleazar (09 September 1788–03 June 1871), financier, railway president, and theologian, was born in Franklin, Connecticut, the son of Nathan Lord and Mary Nevins. After a local...

Mackenzie, Sir William (1849–1923), Canadian railway builder and financier

Gregory P. Marchildon.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Construction; Banking; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1005 words.

Mackenzie, Sir William (1849–1923), Canadian railway builder and financier, was born in Eldon township, Victoria County, Upper Canada (now Ontario), on 30 October 1849, the fifth son of...

Miller, Patrick (1731–1815), banker and inventor

Michael S. Moss.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Banking; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 2355 words.

Miller, Patrick (1731–1815), banker and inventor, was born at Glasgow, the third son of William Miller of Glenlee, and his wife, Janet Hamilton. He was a younger brother of Sir Thomas...

Mills, Darius Ogden

George W. Hilton.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Banking; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Business and Management. 1029 words.

Mills, Darius Ogden (05 September 1825–03 January 1910), banker and mining and railroad entrepreneur, was born in North Salem, Westchester County, New York, the son of James Mills, a town...

Moffat, David Halliday

John F. Stover.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1248 words.

Moffat, David Halliday (22 July 1839–18 March 1911), capitalist and railroad executive, was born in Washingtonville, Orange County, New York, the son of David Halliday Moffat, a farmer and...

Moss, John (1782–1858), banker, railway promoter, and slaveowner

Graham Trust.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Banking; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1069 words.

Moss, John (1782–1858), banker, railway promoter, and slaveowner, was born in Liverpool on 18 February 1782, the first son of Thomas Moss (1748–1805), a prosperous timber and general...

Newman, Frederick Edward Fry [Fred] (1916–2012), shipbroker and airline executive

Norman Barfield.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Insurance; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1268 words.

Newman, Frederick Edward Fry [Fred] (1916–2012), shipbroker and airline executive, was born on 14 July 1916 at 84 Fillebrook Road, Leytonstone, Essex, the son of Methodist parents, Frank...

Paul, Josephine Bay

Thaddeus Russell.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Banking; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 570 words.

Paul, Josephine Bay (10 August 1900–06 August 1962), businesswoman and philanthropist, was born Josephine Holt Perfect in Anamosa, Iowa, the daughter of Otis Lincoln Perfect, a realtor, and...

Potter, Lewis (1807–1881), shipping agent and banker

Michael S. Moss.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1078 words.

Potter, Lewis (1807–1881), shipping agent and banker, was born on 27 May 1807 at Falkirk, the son of James Potter (1775–1839), a timber merchant and brick manufacturer, and his wife, Janet, null...

Rogers, Henry Huttleston

Eugene L. Huddleston.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Banking; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1365 words.

Rogers, Henry Huttleston (29 January 1840–19 May 1909), oil tycoon, railroad builder, and capitalist, was born at Fairhaven, Massachusetts, the son of Rowland Rogers, a bookkeeper, and Mary...

Schwabe, Gustav Christian (1813–1897), shipowner and financier

Michael S. Moss.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 930 words.

Schwabe, Gustav Christian (1813–1897), shipowner and financier, one of four sons of Philipp Benjamin Schwabe and his second wife, Rosalie Levi, was born in Hamburg on 10 May 1813. Philipp...

Seney, George Ingraham

George W. Hilton.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1013 words.

Seney, George Ingraham (12 May 1826–07 April 1893), banker and railroad promoter, was born in Astoria, New York, the son of Robert Seney, a Methodist minister, and Jane A. Ingraham. The...

Sewall, Arthur

Paolo E. Coletta.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Banking. 1078 words.

Sewall, Arthur (25 November 1835–05 September 1900), shipbuilder and railroad and bank president, was born in Bath, Maine, the son of William Dunning Sewall, a shipbuilder, and Rachel...

Smith, Francis Marion

Delmer G. Ross.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Banking; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Business and Management. 1105 words.

Smith, Francis Marion (02 February 1846–27 August 1931), mining and railroad entrepreneur, was born in Richmond, Wisconsin, the son of Henry Grovier Smith and Charlotte Paul, farmers. After...

Speyer, Sir Edgar, baronet (1862–1932), railway financier and patron of music

Theo Barker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Music; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 995 words.

Speyer, Sir Edgar, baronet (1862–1932), railway financier and patron of music, was born in New York on 7 September 1862, the second son of Gustavus Speyer, a Jewish banker, of Frankfurt,...

Vanderbilt, Cornelius

John F. Stover.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Banking. 2653 words.

Vanderbilt, Cornelius (27 May 1794–04 January 1877), steamship and railroad promoter and financier, was born in Port Richmond, Staten Island, New York, the son of Cornelius Vanderbilt and...

Vanderbilt, William Kissam

John F. Stover.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Banking; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1548 words.

Vanderbilt, William Kissam (12 December 1849–22 July 1920), railroad capitalist and sportsman, was born on a farm near New Dorp, Staten Island, New York, the son of William Henry Vanderbilt...

Villard, Henry

Jon Huibregtse.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Journalism; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 997 words.

Villard, Henry (10 April 1835–12 November 1900), railroad promoter and journalist, was born Heinrich Hilgard in Speyer, Rhenish Bavaria, the son of Gustaf Hilgard, a local judge, and...

Wesenham, John (fl. 1333–1382), merchant, shipowner, and financier

T. H. Lloyd.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Banking; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1039 words.

Wesenham, John (fl. 1333–1382), merchant, shipowner, and financier, was named after the Norfolk village of Weasenham, 6 miles east of Bishop's Lynn. In the early stages of his career his...