See also:American financier, was
See also:born in Verona township,
See also:county, New
See also:York, on the 4th of
See also:August 1816 . He worked as a
See also:hand until he was 15, when he became an errand boy in a grocery conducted by his
See also:Henry R .
See also:Sage, in Troy, New York . He had a
See also:interest in 1837–1839 in a
See also:retail grocery in Troy, and in a whole-sale
See also:store there in 1839-1857 . He served as an
See also:alderman of Troy in 1841–1848, and as treasurer of
See also:Rensselaer county in 1845–1849 . In 1853–1857 he was a Whig representative in Congress . He became an associate of Jay
See also:Gould in the development and sale of
See also:railways; and in 1863 removed to New York City, where, besides speculating in railway
See also:stocks, he became a
See also:money-lender and a dealer in " puts " and " calls" and " privileges," and in 1874 bought a seat in the New York Stock
See also:Exchange . He gradually accumulated a
See also:fortune, which at his
See also:death was variously estimated as from $6o,000,000 to $8o,000,000 . On the 4th of
See also:December 1891 an attempt was made to assassinate him in his
See also:office by one Henry Norcross, who demanded a large sum of money, and upon being refused exploded a
See also:bomb, and was himself killed.' Sage died in New York on the 22nd of
See also:July 1906 . In 1869 he had married
See also:Margaret Olivia
See also:Slocum (b . 1828), a graduate (1847) of the Troy
See also:Female Seminary (now the Emma Willard School) .
PRAXEDES MATEO SAGASTA (1827—1903)
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