- 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 ...