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John Washington Ellis

John Washington Ellis, American banker, merchant.

Background

  • Ellis, John Washington was born on July 15, 1817 in Williamsburg, Ohio, United States. Son of Benjamin and Sallie (Tweed) Ellis.

  • Education

    • Attended Kenyon College.

    Career

    • Merchant in Cincinnati, 1840-1870. A founder Young Men’s Merc. library association, Cincinnati, president, 1843. Organized Ellis & McAlpin (became a leading merc. firm), Cincinnati, 1847.

      President Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton R.R. A founder, president 1st National Bank of Cincinnati, 1863-1869. Head of Winslow, Lanier & Company.

      New York City, 1870-1883. Negotiated $40,000,000 loan for N.P. Railway, 1881. Mediated agreement between Erie R.R. and Atlantic & Great Western R.R.

      Helped purchase Panama R.R. for Panama Canal Company. President 3d National Bank of New York City, 1876.

    Connections

    • Married Caroline Lindley, 1845.
    • father: Benjamin Ellis
    • mother: Sallie (Tweed) Ellis
    • spouse: Caroline Lindley
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    Died December 28, 1910
    (aged 93)
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