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Samuel Ward

Samuel Ward, American lobbyist, author. Member banking house Prince, Ward and King, New York City, 1834-1839.

Background

  • Ward, Samuel was born on January 25, 1814 in New York City. Son of Samuel and Julia (Cutler) Ward.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Columbia, 1831.

    Career

    • Member banking house Prince, Ward and King, New York City, 1834-1839. Located in California, 1849-1859, conducted a ferry and a billiard parlor, studied California Indian dialects. Employed as a lobbyist by financiers interested in nat. legislation, Washington, 1864-1877.

      Author: Lyrical Recreations (volume of verse), 1865. Days with Longfellow (written as one of his close friends) for North America Review, 1882. Revised 1st American edition of An Elementary Treatise on Algebra (J. R. Young), 1832.

      Reviewed works of John Locke, Leonard Euler for the American Quarterly Review, 1832, 33.

    Works

    • Author: Lyrical Recreations (volume of verse), 1865. Days with Longfellow (written as one of his close friends) for North America Review, 1882. Revised 1st American edition of An Elementary Treatise on Algebra (J. R. Young), 1832.

      Reviewed works of John Locke, Leonard Euler for the American Quarterly Review, 1832, 33.

    Membership

    Member banking house Prince, Ward and King, New York City, 1834-1839.

    Connections

    • Married Emily Astor, 1837. Married second, Medora Grymes, 1884.
    • father: Samuel Ward
    • mother: Julia (Cutler) Ward
    • spouses: Emily Astor
    • Medora Grymes
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    Born January 25, 1814
    Died March 19, 1884
    (aged 70)
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