Clews, Henry. Banker. Born in Staffordshire, England, 1836. Intended for ministry, but left school at 15 to enter mercantile life in New York, where his father had taken him for a visit. Junior clerkship Wilson G. Hunt & Company, woolen importers; member firm Stout, Clews & Mason, 1858; later Livermore, Clews & Company. At outbreak of Civil War invited by secretary of treasury to become agent to sell government bonds. Firm of Henry Clews & Company organized in 1877, its members pledging themselves never to take any speculative risk. Frequent contributor to newspapers and magazines. Author: "Twenty-Eight Years in Wall Street," "The Wall Street Point of View." Died 1923.