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John Jay Phelps, French capitalist.


Phelps, John Jay was born on September 27, 1861 in Paris, France. Son of William Walter and Ellen (Sheffield) Phelps.


Brought to America in infancy. Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1883.


Director Hackensack Trust Company, United States Trust Company Acting Lieutenant United States Navy, Spanish-American War and World War. Commander Division B, Squadron XI, World War.


Member American Museum Natural History, New Jersey State Chamber Commerce, American Geography Society, N.E. Society, Founders and Patriots of America, American Forestry Association, United States Reserve Officers’ Association, Waterway League of America, Roosevelt Memorial Association, Naval Order of the United States, Navy Relief Society, National Security League, National Marine League, National Child Welfare Association, National Association of Audubon Society, Big Brother Movement, New Jersey Audubon Society, New York Zoöl. Society, New Jersey History Society, Bergen County History Society, American Legion, S.A.R., Military Order Foreign Wars (New York and New Jersey), Navy League United States, United Spanish War Veterans, Psi Upsilon (Beta Chapter), Scroll and Keys (Yale). Clubs: Union League, University, Yale, Circumnavigators, Submarine Chaser of America, Motor Boat of America (New York).


Married Rose Janet Hutchinson, April. Children: Dorothy (Mistress.

William Walter Phelps

Ellen (Sheffield) Phelps

Rose Janet Hutchinson

Dorothy (Mrs Phelps