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Encyclopedia > William Russell Grace
William R. Grace, as Mayor of New York City
William R. Grace, as Mayor of New York City

William Russell Grace (born May 10, 1832, Ballylinan, County Laois, Ireland; died March 21, 1904, New York) was the first Roman Catholic mayor of New York and the founder of W. R. Grace and Company. is the 130th day of the year (131st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1832 (MDCCCXXXII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Ballylinan (sometimes spelt Ballylynan) is a small village on the County Laois/County Kildare border. ... Statistics Province: Leinster County Town: Portlaoise Code: LS Area: 1,719 km² Population (2006) 69,012 Website: www. ... is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (see link for calendar). ... This article is about the state. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... W. R. Grace and Company NYSE: GRA is a conglomerate founded in 1854 by William Russell Grace (1832-1904). ...

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Business

He began his business career in Peru, where he was a partner with the firm of John Bryce, later to become Grace Brothers & Co., and then W. R. Grace & Co.


Philanthropy

William Russell Grace was a renowned philanthropist, at one point contributing a quarter of the aid delivered to Ireland aboard the steamship Constellation during the famine of the later 1870s[1]. In 1897, he and his brother, Michael, founded the Grace Institute for the education of women, especially immigrants. Paddle steamers - Lucerne-Switzerland Left: original paddlewheel from a paddle steamer on the lake of Lucerne. ... The Irish famine of 1879 was the last main Irish famine. ... 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The nonprofit Grace Institute is dedicated to providing tuition-free education and training in business and administrative skills to economically disadvantaged women, along with the personal skills necessary for self-sufficiency, employability, and an improved quality of life. ...


Reform politics

Opposing the famous Tammany Hall, Grace was elected as the first Irish American Catholic mayor of New York City in 1880[2]. He conducted a reform administration attacking police scandals, patronage and organized vice; reduced the tax rate and broke up the Louisiana Lottery. Defeated the following year, he was re-elected in 1884 on an Independent ticket but lost again the following year[3]. During his second term, Grace received the Statue of Liberty as a gift from France. Tammany Hall was the Democratic Party political machine that played a major role in controlling New York City politics from the 1790s to the 1960s. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Year 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... A ticket from the February 12th, 1889 Louisiana State Lottery The Louisiana State Lottery Company was a private corporation that in the mid-19th century ran the Louisiana lottery. ... For other monuments to freedom, see Monument of Liberty. ...


See also

W. R. Grace and Company NYSE: GRA is a conglomerate founded in 1854 by William Russell Grace (1832-1904). ...

References

  1. ^ Hery A. Brann, Catholic Encyclopedia v. VI (1909)
  2. ^ "Irish Identity, Influence and Opportunity", Library of Congress
  3. ^ Irish Midlands Ancestry,; from Laois Association Yearbook (1981)

Biography

  • Marquis James, Merchant Adventurer: The Story of W. R. Grace, Wilmington, Delaware: Scholarly Resources (1993) ISBN 0842024441

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