John Pierpont Morgan

John Pierpont Morgan was born in Hartford. A graduate of Boston’s English High School, he went to Europe to learn French and German. He then moved to New York to…

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James Laurie

James Laurie was born near Edinburgh, Scotland. In the 1820s until 1832, he apprenticed in an office that made mathematical and engineering instruments. Norwich and Worcester Railroad In 1832, Laurie…

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Marshall Jewell

Apprenticed as a tanner, Marshall Jewell took over his father’s tanning business in 1850. Pliny Jewell His father, Pliny, moved to Hartford from Winchester, New Hampshire in 1845. He operated…

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Mark Howard

Born in England, Mark Howard immigrated to Michigan with his family when he was a teenager. He began his career in Ann Arbor, working as a postmaster and newspaper editor.…

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Gilbert F. Heublein

German-born Gilbert F. Heublein was a prominent hotelier and restaurateur in Hartford. He was also a successful food and liquor distributor. He is credited with bringing A-1 Steak Sauce and…

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Joseph Hawley

The Hartford Courant A graduate of Hamilton College, Joseph Hawley practiced law in Hartford. He later worked in the newspaper business, eventually purchasing the Hartford Courant, which he co-edited with…

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Edson F. Gallaudet

Edson F. Gallaudet received his B.A. from Yale University and his PhD in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University. He worked at Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company for a year.…

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George Fairfield

Early Years Born in New York, George Fairfield moved to western Massachusetts as a young boy. After attending school until the age of 17, he became an apprentice in the…

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Ira Dimock

Early Years Born in Tolland, Ira Dimock’s family moved to South Willington when he was young. At 15, he worked in a Rockville woolen cloth mill tending to carding machines.…

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