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January 14, 2012 — Edward F.C. Young and St. Peter's College

Speaker:
Professor Herman K. Platt presents Edward F.C. Young and St. Peter's College.

Edward F.C. Young was Jersey City's wealthiest resident, preeminent financial leader and most influential political power broker at the end of the nineteenth century. He has been called the "father of Jersey City business" and was also considered one of New Jersey's most powerful figures in banking and manufacturing.

Young lived on an estate that began at the corner of Hudson (now Kennedy) Boulevard and Glenwood Avenue, where his mansion was located, and extended towards Westside Avenue. A coach house, with residence above for the coachman, faced Glenwood Avenue. It is now the site of St. Peter's College.

Hermann K. Platt, Professor Emeritus of History at St. Peter's College will discuss Young and the property that later became St. Peters College.

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Secaucus Public Library, Secaucus, NJ
Directions: http://secaucus.bccls.org

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About Herman K. Platt

Hermann K. Platt is Professor Emeritus of History at St. Peter's College, where he taught for over 40 years. He has a B.A. from Haverford College and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Rutgers University. He is the author of Charles Perrin Smith: New Jersey Political Reminiscences, 1828-1882 (Rutgers University Press, 1965), as well as numerous articles on New Jersey's policy towards the sale and lease of tidelands, published in New Jersey History between about 1978 and 1991. The article "Railroad Rights and Tideland Policy: a Tug-of-War in 19th Century New Jersey" won the Richard P. McCormick Prize for Scholarly Publication in 1991, awarded by the New Jersey Historical Commission.