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 Henry Villard

Henry Villard

Original Name Ferdinand Henirch Gustav Hilgard
Birth
Speyer, Stadtkreis Speyer, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Death 12 Nov 1900 (aged 65)
Dobbs Ferry, Westchester County, New York, USA
Burial Sleepy Hollow, Westchester County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 1061 · View Source
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Business figure. His art Noveau Memorial was created by Karl Bitter. Henry Villard was born April 10, 1835 in Speyer, Vavaria and immigrated to the US in 1853. He studied law, and worked as a newspaper reporter during the Civil War, for both The New York Herald and the New York Tribune. In 1875 he helped reorganize the Oregon and California Railroad and the Oregon Steamship Company, and became president of both companies. By 1881 he was president of Northern Pacific Railroad and completed the transcontinental line. He purchased the Edison Lamp Company of Newark, NJ and the Edison General Electric Company in 1889 and reorganized them into General Electric Company by 1893. He was Thomas A. Edison's source of financing.

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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1061
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Villard (10 Apr 1835–12 Nov 1900), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1061, citing Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .