Spaulding, E. G. (Elbridge Gerry), 1809-1897

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American banker; "Father of the greenbacks."

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Buffalo, to William Pitt Fessenden, 1869 July 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270662379

Born in Cayuga County, N.Y. in 1809; established law practice in Buffalo in the 1830s. Became involved in the development of Buffalo Harbor, the enlaragement of the Erie Canal and the municipal gas company. Instrumental in moving the Farmers' and Mechanics' Bank to Buffalo and, as its president, brought it into the national banking system. Served two terms in Congress, one as a Whig and one as a Republican; introduced bill for the issuance of legal tender treasury notes payable on demand, and for this became known as the "father of the greenbacks." Married three times; three children: Edward R., Samuel S. and Charlotte, by his second wife, Nancy Selden Strong.

From the description of Papers, 1823-1897. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 34555667

Spaulding was a lawyer and politician from Erie County, N.Y. He served on the New York State Canal Commission, in the New York State Assembly and was a member of the U.S. House of Representative from Erie County.

From the description of Papers, 1834-1907. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145406680

Born in Cayuga County, N.Y. in 1809; established law practice in Buffalo in the 1830s. Became involved in the development of Buffalo Harbor, the enlargement of the Erie Canal, and the municipal gas company. Instrumental in moving the Farmers' and Mechanics' Bank to Buffalo and, as its president, brought it into the national banking system. Served two terms in Congress, one as a Whig and one as a Republican; introduced bill for the issuance of legal tender treasury notes payable on demand, and for this became known as the "father of the greenbacks."

From the description of Political scrapbook and will, 1851-1887 (bulk 1851-1854). (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 41525199

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associatedWith Buffalo Gas Light Company (N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850. person
associatedWith Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888. person
associatedWith Crosby, E. O. person
associatedWith Davis, Cyrus E. person
associatedWith Farmers' and Mechanics' National Bank of Buffalo (N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Fessenden, William Pitt, 1806-1869, person
associatedWith First Presbyterian Society of Buffalo (N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Fish, Hamilton, 1808-1893. person
associatedWith Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881. person
associatedWith Hay, John, 1838-1905. person
associatedWith Kittle, Robert. person
associatedWith Mayer, Martin. person
associatedWith New York (State). Legislature. Assembly. corporateBody
associatedWith Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) corporateBody
associatedWith Roberts, James A. (James Arthur), 1847-1922. person
associatedWith Scott, Winfield, 1786-1866. person
associatedWith Seward, William H. (William Henry), 1801-1872. person
correspondedWith Sherman, Isaac, 1818-1881. person
associatedWith Sidway family. family
associatedWith Sidway, Franklin, 1834-1920. person
associatedWith Spaulding's Exchange (Buffalo, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Steele, Oliver G. (Oliver Gray), 1804-1879. person
correspondedWith Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 person
associatedWith United States. Congress corporateBody
associatedWith Weed, Thurlow, 1797-1882. person
associatedWith Whig Party (N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Whig Party (U.S.) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Nebraska--Fremont
New York (State)
Ellicott Square (Buffalo, N.Y.)
New York (State)
Buffalo (N.Y.)
New Hampshire
United States
Erie County (N.Y.)
New York (State)--Buffalo
United States
New York (State)
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Lawyers
Legal tender
Tariff--Law and legislation
Gas-lighting
Canals
Politics, Practical
Real property
Banks and banking
Bunker Hill, Battle of, Boston, Mass., 1775
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Birth 1809-02-24

Death 1897-05-05

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