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Henry Clews


Henry Clews, British banker. Decorated Commander Order of the Rising Sun, Japan, 1908. Twice declined portfolio of secretary of the treasurer, and Rep nomination for mayor of New York; also declined office of collector of port of New York; originated, organized and nominated 65 members of the Committee of Seventy. Member New York Chamber of Commerce, Stock Exchange.


Clews, Henry was born on August 14, 1840 in Staffordshire, England. Son of James Clews.


Studied for ministry, but left school to enter mercantile life at New York, whither father had taken him on a visit. (Doctor of Philosophy. Doctor of Laws).


Grand-niece President Madison: g.g.d. General Andrew Lewis, next in command to Washington in Review War). After panic of 1857, organized banking firm of Stout, Clews &.


  • Author: Twenty-eight Years in Wall Street, 1885. The Wall Street Point of View, 1900. Fifty Years In Wall Street, 1908.

    Speeches and Essays, 1910.


Member New York Chamber of Commerce, Stock Exchange.


Married Lucy Madison Worthington, of Kentucky.

James Clews. Clews

Lucy Madison Worthington