Biography of Henry Clews


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.