Sunday, July 21, 2013

William Earle Dodge

William Earle Dodge statue by John Quincy Adams Ward, Bryant Park, New York
William Earle Dodge statue by John Quincy Adams Ward
Bryant Park
New York, September 2008

“William Earle Dodge, Sr. (September 4, 1805 – February 9, 1883) was a New York businessman, referred to as one of the ‘Merchant Princes’ of Wall Street in the years leading up to the American Civil War. Dodge was also a noted abolitionist, and Native American rights activist and served as the president of the National Temperance Society from 1865 to 1883. Dodge represented New York's 8th congressional district in the United States Congress for a portion of the 39th United States Congress in 1866-1867 and was a founding member of the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA). His son, Charles Cleveland Dodge, was one of the youngest brigadier generals in the Union Army during the Civil War at the age of twenty-one.”
(William E. Dodge, Wikipedia)

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