Gage Liman Judson
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
From March 1897 to January 1902, Gage held the posts of finance
minister in the offices of successive presidents McKinley and Theodore
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