Person:Anthony Brady (1)

Anthony Nicholas Brady
b.22 Aug 1841 Lille, Nord, France
d.22 Jul 1913 London, England
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Name[1] Anthony Nicholas Brady
Gender Male
Birth[1] 22 Aug 1841 Lille, Nord, France
Marriage Abt 1877 to Marcia Ann Myers
Death[1] 22 Jul 1913 London, England
Burial[1] St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands, Albany, New York, United States
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Anthony N. Brady, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.

    Anthony Nicholas Brady (August 22, 1841–July 22, 1913) was an American businessman born in Lille, France, to an Irish family,[2][3] whose family emigrated to Troy, New York, in 1857. Settling in Albany, New York, he was first employed by a local barber and at age 19 went into business for himself, opening a tea store that he soon expanded with other outlets. He went on to become a politically astute transportation magnate, who used his genius at consolidation to acquire control of Brooklyn Rapid Transit as well Albany Gas Light Company. Later he was a dominant figure in the transportation systems of several American cities including Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., plus that of Paris. [1] Brady would acquire significant investments in a substantial number of companies and was the largest shareholder and a director of American Tobacco Company by 1900, and successor companies (Consolidated Tobacco Company) in subsequent years.
    Anthony Brady married Marcia Ann Myers from Vermont with whom he had six children. She was an Episcopalian and the children were raised in that faith.
    Brady partnered with leading East Coast business tycoons such as Thomas Edison, William C. Whitney, P. A. B. Widener and Thomas F. Ryan in various business ventures including the Electric Vehicle Co., initially a motorized taxicab business that evolved into Maxwell Automobile Co..
    Anthony N. Brady died in 1913 at the Carlton Hotel, London, while on a business trip. [2] His remains were brought back to the United States where he was interred in the Roman Catholic Church Saint Agnes Cemetery in Menands, New York. He is considered to have been one of the 100 wealthiest Americans, having left an enormous fortune,.[4]