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Jay Gould
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Born
Jason Gould

(1836-05-27)May 27, 1836
Died December 2, 1892(1892-12-02) (aged 56)
New York City
Occupation Financier
Spouse(s)
Helen Day Miller
(m. 1863; died 1889)
Children
  • George Jay Gould
  • Edwin Gould Sr.
  • Helen Miller Shepard
  • Howard Gould
  • Anna Gould
  • Frank Jay Gould

Jason Gould ( May 27, 1836 – December 2, 1892) was an American railroad magnate and financial speculator who is generally identified as one of the Robber barons of the Gilded Age. His sharp and often unscrupulous business practices made him one of the wealthiest men of the late nineteenth century. Gould was an unpopular figure during his life and remains controversial.

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