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James Speyer

AKA James Joseph Speyer

Born: 22-Jul-1861
Birthplace: Manhattan, NY
Died: 31-Oct-1941
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: New York Banker

"I have always felt that the visible manifestation and realization of the powers of nature over man are of real benefit. First of all, they make all human beings -- men, women, and children, to whatever station they may belong, regardless of creed, color or nationality -- feel equal, and, secondly, we realize how small and powerless we human beings, in fact, are compared to the forces of nature. Thirdly, it gives each of us an opportunity to be of some use and help to our fellowmen, which is one of the outstanding characteristics of a true American, for which we should all be grateful." -- James Speyer, regarding the New York blizzard of 1888

Father: Gustavus Speyer
Mother: Sophia Rubino
Brother: Sir Edgar Speyer (head of English branch of Speyer & Co.)
Wife: Ellin Leslie Prince (m. 1897)
Slept with: Carlotta Monterey (wife of Eugene O'Neill)

    Speyer & Co.
    Corn Products Financial Advisor
    RCA Financial Advisor
    Pilgrims Society
    German Ancestry


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