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Brady, James Buchanan (Diamond Jim)

Born: 1856 AD
Died: 1917 AD, at 61 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Philanthropist


1856 - Born on August 12th in New York City. American financier and philanthropist, noted for his lavish lifestyle, fondness for ostentatious jewelry, and enormous appetite.

1879 - He worked for the New York Central Railroad, became a salesman of railroad equipment.

         - Brady worked as a bellhop and in various jobs with the New York Central Railroad before taking a sales position with a railroad supply house.

1888 - He was the only agent in the USA for the Fox Pressed Steel Car Truck Company of England.

         - He was famous for his appetite and elaborate meals and was one of the best-known men in New York's Broadway nightlife.

1912 - He donated funds to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore for the establishment of a medical institute.

         - Found the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute.

1917 - Died on April 13th in Atlantic City, New Jersey.


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