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  • Bakers Dozen of Railroad Tycoons

    1. Henry Flagler
    2. Cornelius Vanderbilt
    3. Leland Stanford
    4. John C Kenefick
    5.Thomas Clark Durant
    6. Daniel Drew
    7. E.H. Harriman
    8. Alexander J Cassatt

    9. Sir Hugh Allen

    From wiki:
    ” Though slow to move into the railway business, by the 1870s Allan had become Canada’s most flamboyant railway entrepreneur. He created a syndicate to build the national railway, promised as a condition of British Columbia joining Confederation. To get the contract, he bribed Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald, suscribing over $350,000 for Macdonald's re-election campaign in 1872, but the Pacific scandal (and Macdonald's defeat) ended his dreams of supremacy in the railway business. However, through his bank, the Merchant's Bank of Canada, he still financed and maintained a vested interest in many of the Canadian railway companies.”



    His ‘home’ in Montreal

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    • Bakers Dozen of Railroad Tycoons

      1. Henry Flagler
      2. Cornelius Vanderbilt
      3. Leland Stanford
      4. John C Kenefick
      5.Thomas Clark Durant
      6. Daniel Drew
      7. E.H. Harriman
      8. Alexander J Cassatt
      9. Sir Hugh Allen

      10. August Belmont Jr

      The financier and thoroughbred aficionado founded and funded the Interborough Rapid Transit Company, New York's first subway.




      The original City Hall station, no longer in regular use, but still available to tourists via the Transit Museum, and regular commuters as the 6 train uses it as a turn-about.


      A 1906 IRT map.


      Before MetroCards, before tokens, there were tickets: 5¢ to enter the IRT, and 5¢ to exit.


      Real old-time New Yorkers still refer to the "number" trains as "the Eye-Are-Tee."
      I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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      • Bakers Dozen of Railroad Tycoons

        1. Henry Flagler
        2. Cornelius Vanderbilt
        3. Leland Stanford
        4. John C Kenefick
        5.Thomas Clark Durant
        6. Daniel Drew
        7. E.H. Harriman
        8. Alexander J Cassatt
        9. Sir Hugh Allen
        10. August Belmont Jr

        11. James J. Hill

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        • Bakers Dozen of Railroad Tycoons

          1. Henry Flagler
          2. Cornelius Vanderbilt
          3. Leland Stanford
          4. John C Kenefick
          5.Thomas Clark Durant
          6. Daniel Drew
          7. E.H. Harriman
          8. Alexander J Cassatt
          9. Sir Hugh Allen
          10. August Belmont Jr
          11. James J. Hill

          12. William J Wilgus











          Chief engineer of the New York Central Railroad (NYC) from 1899 to 1907, among Wilgus' many achievements were the invention of "air rights," a truly functional electric locomotive, and today's Grand Central Terminal.
          I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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          • Bakers Dozen of Railroad Tycoons

            1. Henry Flagler
            2. Cornelius Vanderbilt
            3. Leland Stanford
            4. John C Kenefick
            5.Thomas Clark Durant
            6. Daniel Drew
            7. E.H. Harriman
            8. Alexander J Cassatt
            9. Sir Hugh Allen
            10. August Belmont Jr
            11. James J. Hill
            12. William J Wilgus

            13. George Jay Gould I



            That was for you Slick.

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            • Since I just referenced The Honorable Chamberlain Haller, how about:

              Bakers Dozen North American Judges

              1. Learned Hand (US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit)

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              • Originally posted by The Ibis View Post
                Gould Jr was almost as interesting as his father's business partner -- almost.
                I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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                • Bakers Dozen North American Judges

                  1. Learned Hand (US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit)

                  2. Kennesaw Mountain Landis



                  Commissioner of Major League Baseball 1920 - 1944
                  I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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                  • Bakers Dozen North American Judges

                    1. Learned Hand (US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit)
                    2. Kennesaw Mountain Landis

                    3. Roger Traynor (California Supreme Court)

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                    • 1. Learned Hand (US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit)
                      2. Kennesaw Mountain Landis
                      3. Roger Traynor (California Supreme Court)

                      4.Oliver Wendell Holmes,Jr.

                      Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (March 8, 1841 – March 6, 1935) was an American jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1902 to 1932. Noted for his long service, his concise and pithy opinions, and his deference to the decisions of elected legislatures, he is one of the most widely cited United States Supreme Court justices in history, particularly for his "clear and present danger" majority opinion in the 1919 case of Schenck v. United States, and is one of the most influential American common law judges. Holmes retired from the Court at the age of 90, making him the oldest Justice in the Supreme Court's history. He also served as an Associate Justice and as Chief Justice on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and was Weld Professor of Law at the Harvard Law School, of which he was an alumnus.

                      This bass guitar kills TERRORISTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                      • Bakers Dozen North American Judges

                        1. Learned Hand (US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit)
                        2. Kennesaw Mountain Landis
                        3. Roger Traynor
                        4. Oliver Wendell Holmes,Jr.

                        5. Isaac Parker (US District Court for the Western District of Arkansas)

                        They say Roy Bean was a "hanging judge." He had nothing on Judge Parker:

                        In 21 years on the bench, Judge Parker tried 13,490 cases, 344 of which were capital crimes. Guilty pleas or convictions were handed down in 9,454 cases. Of the 160 sentenced to death by hanging (156 men and 4 women), 79 were actually hanged. The rest died in jail, appealed, or were pardoned.

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                        • Yeah. Saw him in True Grit.


                          Originally posted by The Ibis View Post
                          Bakers Dozen North American Judges

                          1. Learned Hand (US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit)
                          2. Kennesaw Mountain Landis
                          3. Roger Traynor
                          4. Oliver Wendell Holmes,Jr.

                          5. Isaac Parker (US District Court for the Western District of Arkansas)

                          They say Roy Bean was a "hanging judge." He had nothing on Judge Parker:



                          This bass guitar kills TERRORISTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                          • 1. Learned Hand (US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit)
                            2. Kennesaw Mountain Landis
                            3. Roger Traynor
                            4. Oliver Wendell Holmes,Jr.
                            5. Isaac Parker (US District Court for the Western District of Arkansas)

                            6.John T.Raulston Judge in Scopes V.Tennessee also known as Scopes Monkey Trial

                            John Tate Raulston (September 22, 1868 – July 11, 1956) was an American state judge in Rhea County, Tennessee, best known for presiding over the 1925 Scopes Trial, a famous creationism-evolution debate.

                            This bass guitar kills TERRORISTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                            • Bakers Dozen North American Judges

                              1. Learned Hand (US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit)
                              2. Kennesaw Mountain Landis
                              3. Roger Traynor
                              4. Oliver Wendell Holmes,Jr.
                              5. Isaac Parker
                              6. John T. Raulston

                              7. Sol Wachtler



                              Chief Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals (equivalent to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, plus charged with setting administrative and ethical standards for all judges in the State) Wachtler was Federally charged in 1992 with having an affair with a client, helping himself to the proceeds of said client's late-father's estate, harassing said client/paramour, and threatening to kidnap said client's/paramour's daughter. Wachtler ended up pleading guilty to harassment and threatening kidnapping, and served fifteen months in Federal stir. This admitted felon was readmitted to the New York State Bar in 2007.
                              I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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                              • Bakers Dozen North American Judges

                                1. Learned Hand (US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit)
                                2. Kennesaw Mountain Landis
                                3. Roger Traynor
                                4. Oliver Wendell Holmes,Jr.
                                5. Isaac Parker
                                6. John T. Raulston
                                7. Sol Wachtler

                                8. John Jay (1745 – 1829)

                                Governor of new York State and First Chief Justice of the US

                                www.13thfoot.co.uk

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