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James Fisk
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Entrepreneur
    (April 1, 1834-January 6, 1872)
    Born in Pownal, Vermont
    Partner of Jay Gould in the Erie Railroad
    Known as Big Jim, Diamond Jim and Jubilee Jim
    He left school to join a circus.
    He smuggled cotton across enemy lines during the Civil War.
    He and Gould engaged in wholesale bribing of legislators and judges while running the Erie.
    He carried on an extramarital affair with showgirl Josie Matthews.
    His assistance to victims of the Great Chicago Fire was remembered in a song, 'Jim Fisk (He Never Went Back On The Poor).'
    Mansfield left him for Ned Stokes, after which she and Stokes tried to blackmail him by threatening to make his letters to Mansfield public.
    After he refused to pay up, he and Stokes got into an argument during which Stokes shot him dead.

Credit: C. Fishel


    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 5 Votes: 80.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 4 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 18 Votes: 61.11% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 8 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
 
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