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Stephen Whitney

Born: Sep 4, 1776

Death: Jan 1, 1860

Birthplace: Derby

Nationality: United States

Stephen Whitney

Date of Birth : Sep 4, 1776
Date of Death : Jan 1, 1860
Birth Place : Derby

Stephen Whitney was one of the wealthiest merchants in New York City in the first half of the 19th century. His fortune was considered second only to that of John Jacob Astor. As a prominent citizen of the rapidly growing city, he helped to build some of its institutions, including the Merchants' Exchange Building, the first permanent home of the New York stock exchange.


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