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August Heckscher

August Heckscher, German capitalist.


  • Heckscher, August was born in August 1848 in Hamburg, Germany. Son of John Gustav Maurice and Antoinette (Brautigam) Heckscher.

  • Education

    • Education high school.


    • With importing house of E. Nolting & Company, Hamburg, 3 years. Came to the United States, 1868, engaged in coal business until 1884. An organizer of Lehigh Zinc & Iron Company, 1881, later consolidated with others into the New Jersey Zinc Company, general manager until 1904, later director.

      President Anahama realty corporation. Director Union Bag and Paper Corporation, Empire Trust Company, Crucible Steel Company, etc. Chairman Heckscher Foundn. for Children.

      Home: Pent House, 52 Vanderbilt Avenue Office: 52 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York.


    • Married Anna Atkins, October 13, 1881. Children: G. Maurice, Antoinette (Viscountess Esher).
    • father: John Gustav Maurice Heckscher
    • mother: Antoinette (Brautigam) Heckscher
    • spouse: Anna Atkins
    • children: G. Maurice Heckscher
    • Antoinette Heckscher (Viscountess Esher)
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    Born August, 1848
    Died April 26, 1941
    (aged 92)