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Jay Gould

A successful American banker and one of the so-called "robber barons." After starting in his father's hardware store, he moved into the lumber business and banking. He became very wealthy and was, along with James Fisk, responsible for the gold buying spree that led to a price crash after the Civil War (it is called the Gould-Fisk scandal). He came to control 15% of American railroad tracks, though a failed attempt to kidnap an investor ensured that he never acquired the Erie Railroad. He was known for opposing unionization among his employees, sometimes violently. Gould lived from 1836 to 1892.
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I'm extremely honored to be selected as a finalist by the Ernst & Young judges for the 2014 Entrepreneur Of The Year award," said Jay Gould, co-founder and CEO of Yashi.
The late scientist and Harvard professor Stephen Jay Gould became a household name through the wit and intelligence of his science writing.
Jay Gould made cash payment only to Harrington, his lieutenant, and then by some legal chicanery discriminated against the other stockholders of the Automatic Telegraph , allowing them nothing for their stocks.
And his text, which might profitably explain how these evocative images of Main Streets, bridges, and engineering wonders represent an edenic vision of the United States, instead gets bogged down in the details of the commerce of which Jackson was a part and in Jackson's relationship with railroad magnate and patron Jay Gould.
However, Harvard University paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould, a leading critic of creationism, said he has long since given up trying to persuade his opponents that evolution is a fact.
Fresh in my mind was a conversation I'd recently had with Stephen Jay Gould, the paleontologist, who came through Madison to promote his latest book, Full House.
Trefil can also be heard as a commentator on National Public Radio; he is, for my money, the best and most original legitimate scientist with a public voice today, as insightful as Carl Sagan or Stephen Jay Gould, but without the affected image of the former or the grating egotism of the latter.
Paleontologist and writer Stephen Jay Gould muses, "Ecology [has become] a label for anything good that happens far from cities or anything that does not have synthetic chemicals in it.
Pink Sheets:AASI) announced today the appointment of Jay Gould to its Board of Advisors.
Over the past five years we have experienced exponential growth and we anticipate that, with the help of our experienced staff and management, we will continue our growth in the future," said Jay Gould, CEO & co-founder of Yashi.
Stephen Jay Gould and the Politics of Evolution" discusses the man, widely renowned as a man of science, and his political body of work fighting for liberal causes such as gender equality, racism, and more, using science to back up his beliefs.
The divines seem to be reaching for the proposed accommodation between science and religion devised by the evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould.