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 Dean Richmond

Dean Richmond

Birth
Barnard, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
Death 27 Aug 1866 (aged 62)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Batavia, Genesee County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 18259 · View Source
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Railroad Magnate. Born in Barnard, Vermont, he was noted as one of the most influential individuals of New York's railroad service. In 1842, He established a commission transportation business and became a director in the Utica and Buffalo Railroad Company. With the establishment of the New York Central Railroad Company in 1853, he was chosen the first vice-president of the company. He went on to be president of New York Central Railroad Company, (1864-66). In position he set guide lines for freighter and passenger train service, plus was responsible for the standardized size of railroad tracks, used on all railroads to date. He also served as chairman of the New York Democratic State Committee from 1857 to his death at age 62 in New York City.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 6 Nov 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18259
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dean Richmond (31 Mar 1804–27 Aug 1866), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18259, citing Batavia Cemetery, Batavia, Genesee County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .