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Occupation  Financier
Name  Henry Clews

Role  Author
Siblings  James Clews
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Born  August 14, 1834Staffordshire, England
Parent(s)  James Clews & Elizabeth Kendrick Clews
Died  January 31, 1923, New York City, New York, United States
Spouse  Lucy Madison Worthington (m. 1874–1923)
Children  Henry Clews Jr., Elsie Clews Parsons, Robert Clews
People also search for  Henry Clews Jr., Elsie Clews Parsons
Books  Fifty Years in Wall Street, Twenty‑eight years in Wall Street, The Wall Street Point Of View

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Henry Clews (August 14, 1834 – January 31, 1923) was an American financier and author.

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Biography

He was born in August 14, 1834 in Staffordshire, England, and emigrated to the United States in 1853. His first job was at a pottery import business, working as a junior clerk. In 1859 he co-founded Livermore, Clews, and Company, what was then the second largest marketer of federal bonds during the United States Civil War. He split away and started Clews and Company in 1877.

Henry Clews organized the "Committee of 70," which deposed the corrupt ring associated with William M. Tweed in New York City, and he served as an economic consultant to President Ulysses Grant.

He married Lucy Madison Worthington, who was a relative of US President James Madison and a descendent of American Revolutionary War brigadier general Andrew Lewis; they had two children: Elsie Worthington Clews, an anthropologist, and Henry Clews Jr. (1876–1937), an artist. Towards the end of his life he wrote one of the most famous classics about life on Wall Street entitled "Fifty Years in Wall Street".

He died of bronchitis in New York City, New York on January 31, 1923.

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