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Abram Hewitt


Who is Abram Hewitt?

Abram Hewitt: Abram Stevens Hewitt was a teacher, lawyer, an iron manufacturer, chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 1876 to 1877, U.S. Congressman, and a mayor of New York City. He was the son-in-law of Peter Cooper, an industrialist, inventor and philanthropist. He is best known for his work with the Cooper Union, which he aided Peter Cooper in founding in 1859, and for planning the financing and construction of the first subway line of the New York City Subway, for which he is considered the "Father of the New York City Subway System".

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Google previewBiographical Dictionary of the United States Secretaries of the Treasury, 1789-1995 (1996)

by Bernard S. Katz, C. Daniel Vencill

Abram Hewitt pointed this out in Congress, referring to the fact that the hoarding of gold had begun with the masters of finance. Three of the large New York banks had already secretly accumulated in reserves $25 million in gold in anticipation ...

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