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John Abeel Weekes
Date: 1856–1939
Remarks: Weekes was born at Oyster Bay, Long Island, the son of John Abeel and Alice Howland (Delano) Weekes. His grandfather, Robert Doughty Weekes, was the first president of the New York Stock Exchange. After graduating from Yale and Columbia Law School, John Abeel, Jr. entered his father's firm of Weekes and De Forest. The firm was later known as Weekes Brothers, and Weekes became the senior partner. He was the twenty-first president of The New-York Historical Society, serving from 1913-39.