Leonard Walter Jerome was a financier, sportsman and stock speculator. Leonard made and lost several fortunes, he was known as "The King of Wall Street." Served as a major stockholder of the New York Times. The founder of Manhattan’s Academy of Music. His interests and passion centered around horseracing and yachting. The family home was at Madison and 26th St. in NYC.
His three daughters were known as "the Good, the Witty and the Beautiful." Jennie was 'the beauty' who married Lord Randolph Churchill, Clara Jerome 'the good’ married Morton Frewen (1853 - Sept. 4, 1924),and Leonie Jerome 'the witty' married Sir John Leslie (1857 - 1944). Leonie and John had four sons.
Several streets in NYC were named for Leonard Jerome.
While visiting with Jennie in England, Leonard died in 1891 but his body was returned to the US for burial.
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