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Founding Financier

May 2024
1min read

I read with interest John Steele Gordon’s piece on Alexander Hamilton’s establishing the Bank of the United States in the July/August issue (“The Founding Wizard“). The Bank of the Manhattan Company, founded by Hamilton’s nemesis, Aaron Burr, is one of Chase’s predecessor institutions. It was their quarrel over Burr’s new bank that prompted the duel in which Hamilton was killed.

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