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Hetty Green

Hetty Green (née Robinson), nicknamed "The Witch of Wall Street" (November 21, 1834 – July 3, 1916), was an American businesswoman, remarkable for her frugality during the Gilded Age, as well as for being the first American woman to make a substantial impact on Wall Street.

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Hetty Green - Death
... Hetty Green died at age 81 in New York City ... reports this not to have been the case Green had in fact suffered a series of strokes since April 17 of that year (the date of the argument with an intemperate cook ... noted that both came through the Great Depression relatively unscathed by following Hetty's investment philosophy of conservative buying backed by substantial cash reserves ...

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    ... the ... thing I am proudest of in my whole business life is that I do not take, that I never took in all my life, and never, never! will take, one single penny more than 6% on any loan or any contract.
    Hetty Green (1834–1916)

    In his green den the murmuring seal
    Close by his sleek companion lies;
    While singly we to bedward steal,
    And close in fruitless sleep our eyes.
    George Darley (1795–1846)