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William Frederick Havemeyer

William Frederick Havemeyer, American sugar refiner, mayor.


  • Havemeyer, William Frederick was born on February 12, 1804 in New York City. Son of William Havemeyer.

  • Education

    • Graduate Columbia College, 1823.


    • Several children. Successful sugar refiner, 1828-1842. Mayor New York City, (Democrat) 1845-1846, 1849-1850. President Bank of North America and New York Savings Bank from 1850’s to 1861.

      Mayor New York City, 1873-1874, on reform platform after “Tweed Diary” disclosures, term was stormy, warned about his conduct by New York Governor John A. Dix, but no corruption charges brought against him or proved.


    • Married Sarah Craig, 1828.
    • father: William Havemeyer. Havemeyer
    • spouse: Sarah Craig
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    Born February 12, 1804
    Died November 30, 1874
    (aged 70)