Gage Liman Judson 
(28.06.1836 –26.01.1927)

American financier. 
Born in Deruiter, New York. He was educated at the Academy in Rome, New York, at the age of 17 he became a bank clerk. In 1853, Gage moved to Chicago, where he served as an accountant for three years. In 1858 he joined the banking house “The Merchant’s Loan and Trust Company”, where he worked as a cashier during 1861-1868. Then he moved to the First National Bank of Chicago and, starting from the post of assistant cashier, he rose to the position of vice president and president of this, one of the strongest financial institutions in the Midwest. 
In 1892, Gage was elected president of the board of directors of the Colombian World Expo. It was he who played a major role in its successful financing. 
Gage’s political views were not constant. He repeatedly moved from the camp of the Republicans to the Democrats and back. 
From March 1897 to January 1902, Gage held the posts of finance minister in the offices of successive presidents McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt. As Minister of Finance, he had a great influence on ensuring the adoption of the Gold Standard Act in 1900. 
In 1902, Gage resigned and went into banking in New York. From April 1902 to 1906, he was President of the United States Trust Company in New York. 
Gage paid much attention to the study of various metaphysical phenomena, the pursuit of astrology and spiritualism. He predicted the death of his own brother. 
Died in San Diego, California, buried in Rosehill Cemetery in Chicago. 
An island in the Franz Josef Land archipelago between the islands of Wilczek Land and La Ronsier. 
Opened and named in 1899 by the American expedition of William Wellman.


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