What is Jay Cooke?

  • (noun): United States financier who marketed Union bonds to finance the Civil War; the failure of his bank resulted in a financial panic in 1873 (1821-1905).
    Synonyms: Cooke

Jay Cooke

Jay Cooke (August 10, 1821 – February 16, 1905) was an American financier who helped finance the Union war effort during the American Civil War and the postwar development of railroads in the northwestern United States.

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Jay Cooke House
... Jay Cooke House was the summer home of Jay Cooke, a financial magnate involved in financing the union during the American Civil War, and whose failure caused the panic of 1873 ...
Cooke Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania - History
... Jay Cooke was among the investors who in 1864 purchased the South Mountain Iron Company at Pine Grove Furnace, a charcoal-fired iron operation dating to 1764 ... The specific reason that Cooke Township was created in 1872 out of previously existing Penn Township (established 1860) is unclear ... Jay Cooke lost the company in the Panic of 1873, but bought back a major portion of it four years later with a group of investors as the South Mountain Mining and ...
Jay Cooke - Legacy and Honors
... A number of geographic features are named in his honor, including Jay Cooke State Park, a large state park located near Duluth, Minnesota The village of Cooke City, Montana ... Cooke Township in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania ... Jay Cooke Elementary School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ...
Penn State Abington - History - Jay Cooke
... In 1863, Cooke had constructed a lavish mansion in Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania which he named Ogontz, in honor of a Sandusky Indian Chief from ... Cooke had spent much time with Chief Ogontz during his childhood, and admired Ogontz greatly ... In 1883, Cooke suffered financial hardship and needed a way to pay off his debts ...
Henry Shrady - Selected Works - Sculptures
... Jay Cooke Monument (1921), Jay Cooke Plaza, Duluth, Minnesota ... Lee (1917-24, completed by Leo Lentelli), Lee Park, Charlottesville, Virginia Jay Cooke Monument (1921), Jay Cooke Plaza, Duluth, Minnesota ...

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