Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography, edited by James
Grant Wilson, John Fiske and Stanley L. Klos. Six volumes, New York: D. Appleton
and Company, 1887-1889 and 1999. Virtualology.com warns that these 19th Century
biographies contain errors and bias. We rely on volunteers to edit the historic
biographies on a continual basis. If you would like to edit this biographyplease
submit a rewritten biography in text form.
If acceptable, the new biography will be published above the 19th Century
Appleton's Cyclopedia Biography citing the volunteer editor
Virtual American Biographies
Over 30,000 personalities
with thousands of 19th Century illustrations, signatures, and exceptional life
welcomes editing and additions to the
biographies. To become this site's editor or a contributor
or e-mail Virtualology here.
GREGORY, Dudley Sandford, philanthropist, born in Reading, Connecticut, 5 February, 1800; died in Jersey City, New Jersey, 8 December 1874. He removed with his father to Albany, New York, in 1808, rose to the place of chief clerk in the canal department, then became identified with the legal lotteries carried on for the state, and in 1834 removed to Jersey City and became one of its best-known citizens. He aided in building up the City, was its first mayor, serving three terms, and held many other local offices, he was also elected to congress as a Whig, and served from 1847 till 1849. Mr. Gregory was at one time a director of sixteen different railroads. He was a bountiful giver to Churches of all denominations, and to public schools, City parks, and benevolent institutions. --His grandson, Eliot, artist, born in New York City, 13 October, 1854, entered Yale in 1871, but was not graduated. He studied art in Rome and Paris, under Carolus-Duran and Cabanel, and is the only American that has exhibited both painting and sculpture in the Paris salon. His pictures include "Soubrette" (1883) ; "Coquetterie" (1884) ; "Children," for which he received honorable mention in Paris; and portraits of General George W. Cullum (1880) ; his uncle, Admiral Baldwin (1882) ; Mrs. John Sherwood (1885); and Ada Rehan (1887).
This site and its contents are not affiliated, connected,
associated with or authorized by the individual, family,
friends, or trademarked entities utilizing any part or
the subject's entire name. Any official or affiliated
sites that are related to this subject will be hyper
linked below upon submission
and Evisum, Inc. review.
Please join us in our mission to incorporate America's Four United Republics discovery-based curriculum into the classroom of every primary and secondary school in the United States of America by July 2, 2026, the nation’s 250th birthday. , the United States of America: We The
People. Click Here