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Robert Garrett

financier
Born: 1783
Birthplace: Lisburn, Ireland

Having grown up on a farm in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, he moved to Baltimore and began working in a produce business. He later founded Robert Garrett & Sons, a wholesale grocery business, then became involved in the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. He became a developer of banks and hotels in Baltimore, and in 1848 built a steamship to link Baltimore and San Francisco.

Died: 1857

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