Henry Clews

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Born in England, Henry Clews came to the United States around 1850 and joined an import business as a junior clerk. In 1859 he co-founded the banking firm that later became Livermore, Clews, and Company, the second largest marketer of federal bonds during the Civil War. His own firm, Clews and Company, was formed in 1877. Refusing public office, he nevertheless organized the “Committee of 70,” which deposed the Tweed Ring in New York City. He served as President Grant's economic consultant in Japan and wrote and lectured widely on diverse social, political, and economic issues. He authored the book Fifty Years in Wall Street.

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