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Anthony Joseph DREXEL

American Anthony Joseph DREXEL

American banker who played a major role in the rise of modern global finance after the Civil War

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on September 13, 1826 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: on June 30, 1893 in Karlsbad, Bohemia


Drexel was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Francis Martin Drexel (1792–1863) and Catherine Hookey (1795–1870). He was the brother of Francis Anthony Drexel, and Joseph William Drexel. He was the uncle of Saint Katharine Drexel.

At the age of 13 he began to work in the banking house founded three years earlier by his father, the Austrian-born American banker Francis Martin Drexel. In 1847 he was named a member of the firm Drexel & Company, the original predecessor of what would become Drexel Burnham Lambert.

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- Category Industrialist, Businessman