Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Belmont, August (banker)

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BELMONT, August, banker, b. in New York city, 18 Feb., 1853. He is a son of the late banker of the same name (q. v.), and was graduated from Harvard in 1875, immediately entering his father's banking-house, of which he is now the head — August Belmont & Co., American representatives of the Rothschilds. He is chairman of the board of directors of the Louisville and Nashville railway, and connected with various financial enterprises. — His younger, brother, Oliver Hazard Perry, was graduated from the U. S. naval academy in 1879, and for several years has taken an active part, as a Democrat, in the politics of his native city and state of New York.