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Henry Hornblower

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Occupation  Entrepreneur, Banker
Spouse(s)  Hattie Frances Wood
Henry Hornblower
Born  8 June 1863 (1863-06-08) Lawrence, Massachusetts
Died  1 April 1941, Pinehurst, Billerica, Massachusetts, United States

Henry Hornblower (1863-1941) was a prominent American investment banker and founder of the firm of Hornblower & Weeks.


Early life

Henry Hornblower was a son of Edward Thomas and Martha Boyd (Whiting) Hornblower of Lawrence, Massachusetts where he was born on June 8, 1863. He graduated from the Cotting High School of Arlington, Massachusetts in 1878, and in the following year entered his father's financial business, the house of Hornblower and Page.

On May 12, 1886, Hornblower married Hattie Frances Wood of Arlington, where they lived for thirty-six years. In 1922 they moved to 89 Mt. Vernon Street, Boston. Mr. Hornblower was a member of the Algonquin Club, Exchange Club, Union Club, and Boston City Club, of the Boston Art Club, and of the Brookline Country Club. Amateur athletics attracted him and led him to serve as treasurer of the New England Olympic Club in 1912. Unostentatiously he supported good causes such as the North American Civic League for Immigrants, of which he was a trustee.

He died of a heart attack at Pinehurst on April 11, 1941.

Professional career

In 1888 Henry Hornblower and John W. Weeks formed a partnership which in time became a financial power in this part of the country. Hornblower was a member of the governing committee of the Boston Stock Exchange and its president in 1911-1912. Among the corporations of which he was a director were the First National Corporation, the First National Bank of Boston, the Hoosac Mills, the New England Power Association, the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad, and the Boston Five Cents Savings Bank. He remained active in some of these after his retirement from the firm of Hornblower & Weeks in 1936.


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