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date: 17 August 2019

Seligman, Jesselocked

(11 August 1827–23 April 1894)
  • Kelly L. Lankford
  •  and Daniel A. Wren


Seligman, Jesse (11 August 1827–23 April 1894), international banker and philanthropist, was born in Baiersdorf, Bavaria, the son of David Seligman, a farmer and woolen merchant, and Fanny Steinhardt, a storekeeper. Jesse left for the United States in 1841, at the behest of his older brothers, who had already established a successful merchant business in New York City. By 1843 the entire Seligman clan of eight brothers (Joseph, William, James, Jesse, Henry, Abraham, Leopold, and ...

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