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George Washington (1732-1799)
Oil on canvas
Artist/Maker:Asher Brown Durand
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James was for many years president of the Curtiss Southwestern Company and a director of the Phelps Dodge Corporation. He was chairman of the board of the Western Pacific Railroad Company and on the board of other railroad companies and mining concerns. He belonged to the American Geographical Society, the New York Zoological Society, and was a trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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