The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 77, July 1973 - April, 1974 Page: 240
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240 Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Despite declining health, Stillman did not lose his touch in business. The
firm of Smith & Dunning became Smith, Dunning, & Stillman, and later
Smith, Woodward, & Stillman, with first Charles and then his son James
as partner. Young James proved a worthy son, who took up the task of
fortune building where his father left off. James invested in the National
City Bank, a venerable institution whose history reached back to Alexander
Hamilton's First Bank of the United States, and made it the capital of a
financial empire. He brought it and himself renown by making it the first
billion dollar bank in the western hemisphere, and by the first years of the
twentieth century he ranked as a major figure in American finance.4"
Charles Stillman's ships had indeed sailed far from the Rio Grande.
43See Winkler, First Billion, passim.
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