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William Gibbs Peckham, American lawyer. famous robbery, in which $2,000,000 was stolen, bringing suit against brokers and others who had received stolen securities and defending suits against bank with unvarying success.

Background

Peckham, William Gibbs was born on February 7, 1849 in Newport, Rhode Island, United States. Son of William G. and Mary Hull (Perry) Peckham.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1867. University of Heidelberg, 1868-1869. Bachelor of Laws, New York University, 1870.

Career

Admitted to bar, 1870, and began practice at New New York Represented Northampton bank in suits growing out of the famous robbery, in which $2,000,000 was stolen, bringing suit against brokers and others who had received stolen securities and defending suits against bank with unvarying success. Was employed in all the large railroad cases against Gould and Sage in New York, and more lately against Mr. Yerkes’ railroads in Chicago.

Associated with late George W. Curtis and Carl Schurz in managing independent part of Cleveland campaign, 1884, and at same time chairman New Jersey “mugwumps”. Home: Westfield, New Jersey.

Achievements

  • Famous robbery, in which $2,000,000 was stolen, bringing suit against brokers and others who had received stolen securities and defending suits against bank with unvarying success.

Connections

Married Laura Thurston, June 1, 1875.

father:
William G. Peckham

mother:
Mary Hull (Perry) Peckham

spouse:
Laura Thurston