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Goldman, Henrylocked

(21 September 1857–04 April 1937)
  • William Weisberger

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Goldman, Henry (21 September 1857–04 April 1937), financier and philanthropist, was the youngest child of Bertha Goldman and of Marcus Goldman, who organized and directed a successful New York currency- and note-discounting firm. Henry Goldman was born in Philadelphia and spent his early childhood there. After the family moved in 1869 to New York City, the young Goldman received a fine education at the private Sachs Collegiate Institute for Boys and did well in his courses in the classics, history, and math. Having excelled on his college boards, he was admitted to and attended Harvard between 1874 and 1875. Goldman enjoyed history, literature, and art appreciation and wrote insightful papers for these courses. However, he had to drop out of Harvard at the end of his freshman year as a result of encountering severe problems with his eyesight....

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