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   Decline of J. & W. Seligman & Company

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Of third generation heirs Isaac Newton Seligman, Henry Seligman and Jefferson Seligman and the decline of J. & W. Seligman & Company after 1920.


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the American branch, the second generation of Seligmans produced three good bankers dedicated to the firm, one from each brother who remained in the USA. Isaac Newton Seligman, Henry Seligman II and Jefferson Seligman were respectively the second sons of Joseph and Jesse Seligman and the fifth son of James. They all joined J. & W. Seligman & Co as partners in the years before Joseph Seligman died, and rose through the ranks as privileged family members, to become senior partners after their elders retired and died. They were joined at the head of the firm by in-laws and such family outsiders as Albert and Fredrick Strauss, who    ...

 

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