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James Clair Flood

Born: Oct 25, 1826

Death: Feb 21, 1889

Birthplace: Staten Island

Nationality: United States

James Clair Flood

Date of Birth : Oct 25, 1826
Date of Death : Feb 21, 1889
Birth Place : Staten Island

James Clair Flood was an American businessman who made a fortune thanks to the Comstock Lode in Nevada. His mining operations are recounted to this day as the outstanding example of what may be done with a rich ore body and a genius for stock manipulation. Flood piled up millions as one of the famed "Bonanza Kings" and is considered to have been one of the 100 wealthiest Americans, having left an enormous fortune. He is famous for two mansions, the James C. Flood Mansion at 1000 California St., San Francisco, and Linden Towers located in Menlo Park, torn down in 1936.

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