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date: 23 February 2020

Galt, Johnlocked

(02 May 1779–11 April 1839)
  • Nicholas McCarthy Whistler

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Galt, John (02 May 1779–11 April 1839), author, lobbyist, and businessman, was born in Irvine, Scotland, the son of John Galt, a shipmaster and trader, and Jean Thomson. Galt left school to begin a career as a merchant at about age sixteen (one of his schoolmates was ...

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