Biddle, Nicholas

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Born: Jan 08, 1786 AD
Died: 1844 AD, at 58 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Bankers


1786 - Born on the 8th of January in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1796 - Entered the University of Pennsylvania at age 10.

1801 - Transferred to Princeton and graduated at age 15, as valedictorian.

1806 - 1823 - He became associate editor of a magazine called Port-Folio.

1807 - Returned home to practice law and write, contributing papers on fine arts, to different publications.

1810 - 1811 - He was elected to the state legislature.

1812 - The editor Joseph Dennie died and he took over the magazine.

1816 - President Monroe appointed him as a government director of 2nd Bank of US.

1819 - Banking crisis and economic recession occurred, critics charged that his Bank was to blame due to its tight credit policy.

1822 - Upon the resignation of Bank president Langdon Cheves he became president of of 2nd Bank of US.

1839 - Resigned from his post of Bank President.

1841 - The Bank finally failed.

1844 - He died on 27th of February in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


 

 

 

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