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Jay Gould
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Letter to Silas H. H. Clark (1876) regarding the Great Sioux War, quoted in Union Pacific: 1862-1893 by Maury Klein
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Born: May 27, 1836

Died: December 2, 1892 (aged 56)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Businessman, financier

Bio: Jason Jay Gould was a leading American railroad developer and speculator. He has long been vilified as an archetypal robber baron, whose successes made him the ninth richest American in history. Condé Nast Portfolio ranked Gould as the 8th worst American CEO of all time. Some modern historians working from primary sources have discounted various myths about him.

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