Julian S. Rumsey

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Juliam S. Rumsey
Location Chicago

Julian Sidney Rumsey was a shipping company owner who was a founding member of the Chicago Board of Trade. He served as the president of the CBOT in 1858 and 1959, then served as mayor of Chicago at the beginning of the U.S. Civil War (1861-1862).[1]

Rumsey was a founding member of the Lake Geneva Yacht Club in southern Wisconsin where he maintained a summer home.[2][3]

Background

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Rumsey arrived in Chicago in 1835 to work for a shipping company owned by his uncle, George Washington Dole. The firm, known initially as Newberry and Dole, is credited with sending out the first shipment of grain from Chicago in 1839.[4] In 1852, Rumsey's uncle retired, and with his brother George who had joined the firm, the name was changed to Rumsey Brothers. The firm devoted itself exclusively to the grain commission business.


Education

References

  1. History of Chicago: From the earliest period to the present time, Volume 1. {{{org}}}.
  2. LGYC History. Lake Geneva Yacht Club.
  3. The Melges Dynasty: From Inland Lakes to International Success. Melges Boat Works.
  4. History of Chicago: From the earliest period to the present time, Volume 1. Google Books.