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Alexandre Cabanel (1823-1889)  Portrait de John William Mackay (1831-1902) [Portrait of John William Mackay (1831-1902)]  Oil on canvas, 1878  50 7/8 x 33 1/2 inches (129.5 x 85.1 cm)  Private collection
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Title: John William Mackay
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Alexandre Cabanel (1823-1889)
Portrait de John William Mackay (1831-1902) [Portrait of John William Mackay (1831-1902)]
Oil on canvas, 1878
50 7/8 x 33 1/2 inches (129.5 x 85.1 cm)
Private collection

John William Mackay , 1831-1902, American financier, b. Dublin, Ireland. He immigrated to the United States in 1840. In 1859 he joined the rush to Nevada, silver had been discovered. He and J. G. Fair , later joined by William Shoney O'Brien and J. C. Flood, acquired control of valuable silver mines, which yielded them great fortunes. With James Gordon Bennett he founded (1883) the Commercial Cable Company and laid two submarine cables to Europe. Later (1886) he organized the Postal Telegraph Cable Company.
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