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Dwight Braman

financier , diplomat

Dwight Braman, American financier, diplomat. member 1st Corps Cadets, Massachusetts.


Braman, Dwight was born on March 6, 1861 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Jarvis Dwight and Amelia (Coverley) Braman.


Educated private and public schools, Boston, and under tutor.


Ex-member of New York Stock Exchange. Was president San Diego Land & Town Company, National City & Otay Railroad Company. Trustee Brookline (Massachusetts) Land Company.

Director Boston Water Power Company. Was receiver St. Louis, Knights of Columbus & S.W. Railroad Company, also receiver in 6 states for Bay State Gas Company of Delaware. Etc. Veterinary member 1st Corps Cadets, Massachusetts.

Offered governor of Massachusetts to raise and equip a cavalry regiment for Spanish-American War. Gave yacht Fredonia to the United States Government as lighthouse tender. Was instrumental in securing armistice, at request of Baron Fava of Italy, with President McKinley which resulted in declaration of peace between United States and Spain.

Proposed plan for Government Control Bank, with regional bankers, before Committee on Banking Currency, 59th Congress, 1907, which was the genesis of the Federal Reserve System.


Member 1st Corps Cadets, Massachusetts.


Married Helen Stuyvesant Dudley, January 17, 1904.

Jarvis Dwight Braman

Amelia (Coverley) Braman

Helen Stuyvesant Dudley