C. C. Baldwin

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Industrialist, Businessman

AmericanBorn Christopher Columbus Baldwin

Naval Officer of the Port of New York

Born on May 18, 1830 in Bunker Hill, Millersville, Maryland , United States

Died on May 12, 1897 in Newport, Rhode Island , United States

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Christopher Columbus Baldwin (May 18, 1830 – May 12, 1897) was the Naval Officer of the Port of New York from 1894 to 1897 who was prominent in New York Society during the Gilded Age.

...   Christopher Columbus Baldwin (May 18, 1830 – May 12, 1897) was the Naval Officer of the Port of New York from 1894 to 1897 who was prominent in New York Society during the Gilded Age.

Early life
Baldwin was born in 1834 at his family's estate, Bunker Hill, near Millersville in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. He was the son of William Henry Baldwin (1792–1874) and Jane Maria (née Woodward) Baldwin (1798–1866).His father served with distinction in the War of 1812, under Commodore Lewis Warrington, and his grandfathers both served in the American Revolutionary War, commissioned officers in the 1st Maryland Regiment under General William Smallwood.He was educated in the South and moved to New York before the beginning of the Civil War.

After moving to New York, he was associated with the dry goods business of Woodward, Baldwin & Co., which did a lot of business in the South, and controlled several of the largest manufacturers in the South. In this role, he served as president of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad for four years when he resigned due to management differences with the other major stockholders.In 1884, he was appointed a member of the New York Aqueduct Commission by then Gov. Grover Cleveland, who was a close friend of his. He succeeded George W. Lane and served for four years, retiring in 1888. After the Commission, where he was instrumental in the construction of the Croton Aqueduct, he returned to railroads and with D. J. Mackey, he invested in the Evansville and Crawfordsville Railroad. He was also a director of the New-York Life Insurance Company and a trustee of the New-York Security and Trust Company.In 1894, then President Cleveland appointed him Naval Officer of the Port of New York, Baldwin replaced Theodore B. Willis, who had been appointed by President Benjamin Harrison. He served in this role until his death in 1897.

Society life
In 1892, his son, daughter, and himself were included in Ward McAllister's "Four Hundred", purported to be an index of New York's best families, published in The New York Times. He owned a cottage in Newport, known as the "Baldwin villa" which was located at the corner of Bellevue Avenue and Narragansett. The cottage was rented to Gouverneur Kortright in 1895. In 1896, he rented Mrs. A. M. King's Newport cottage on Ayrault Street for the season. He hosted Donald M. Dickinson at the home in July 1896.Baldwin was a member of the Manhattan Club, the Metropolitan Club, the Union Club, the Knickerbocker Club, the Democratic Club and Reform Clubs, the Southern Society, the Down Town Association, the South Side Sportsmen's Club, and the American Geographical Society. He was also a governor of the Newport Casino and member of the Westchester Country Club.

Personal life
Baldwin was married to Sarah "Sallie" Roman (1843–1873). She was the daughter, and sole heir, of James Dixon Roman (1809–1867), a U.S. Representative who was president and part owner of Old Hagerstown Bank. Together, Baldwin and Sallie were the parents of four children:
Susie Blow Baldwin (d. 1873)
James Dixon Roman Baldwin (1869–1912), a lawyer who did not marry.
Louise Roman Baldwin (1871–1950), who married William Benjamin Bristow (1861–1955), the son of Benjamin Bristow, the 30th U.S. Treasury Secretary and 1st Solicitor General, in 1907.
Columbus Calvert Baldwin (1872–1899), who died unmarried at age 26 of typhoid fever.Baldwin died in Newport, Rhode Island on May 12, 1897.


External links
C. C. Baldwin at Find a Grave

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