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Jay Gould

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Gould, Jay (1836–92), U.S. railroad speculator. He denied Cornelius Vanderbilt control of the Erie Railroad by selling stock illegally. With James Fisk he tried cornering the gold market (1869) and triggered the Black Friday panic. From 1872 he built up the Gould railroad system in the Southwest, which included the Union Pacific.

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