William Goadby Loew

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William Goadby Loew (1876 - May 24, 1955) was a Manhattan stockbroker and financier.[1]


He bought a seat on the New York Stock Exchange in 1897. He married Florence Bellows Baker, the daughter of George Fisher Baker at All Souls' Unitarian Church on April 12, 1898.[2][1] In 1934 he was picked as one of the best dressed men in the United States.[3] His wife died on May 24, 1936.[4][5]

He died of May 24, 1955 of a heart attack.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "W. G. Loew Dead. Stockbroker, 79. Prominent Society Figure and Sportsman Bought Exchange Seat in 1897". New York Times. May 25, 1936. Retrieved 2010-11-05. "William Goadby Loew, retired, former head of Loew Co., died yesterday afternoon of a heart attack at the Racquet and Tennis Club, 70 Park Avenue, ..." 
  2. ^ "Easter Monday Nuptials. Miss Florence Baker Is Married to William Goadby Loew at All Souls' Church". New York Times. April 12, 1898. Retrieved 2010-11-12. "The wedding of Miss Florence B. Baker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George F. Baker, and William Goadby Loew, brought a throng of fashionable people to All Souls' Unitarian Church, Fourth Avenue and Twentieth Street, at 3 P.M. yesterday. The Rev. Dr. Thomas R. Slicer, pastor of the church, performed the ceremony." 
  3. ^ "Jury of Tailors Picks William Goadby Loew of Wall St. for Sartorial Taste". New York Times. December 25, 1934. Retrieved 2010-11-12. "A Wall Street broker received the distinction yesterday of being America's best-dressed man in an informal selection by a jury of tailors, according to The Associated Press. ... He is William Goadby Loew, whose sartorial excellence is reflected in a dark gray sack coat and striped trousers, with a washable waistcoat and a white ..." 
  4. ^ "Mrs. W. G. Loew Dies In N. Y.; Once Harford Hunt Master. Daughter Of Late George F. Baker Was Known Here For Charities And Interest In Many Forms Of Sport". Baltimore Sun. May 25, 1936. Retrieved 2010-11-12. "Mrs. William Goadby Loew, younger daughter of the late George F. Baker, chairman of the board of the First National Bank, died last night ..." 
  5. ^ "Mrs. Loew Is Dead. Leader In Society. Daughter of Late George F. Baker, Famous Banker, and Wife of New York Broker. Noted as Horsewoman. Benefactor of Needy Children-Had Won Many Prizes for Flower Show Exhibits.". New York Times. May 25, 1936. Retrieved 2010-11-12. "Mrs. Florence Baker Loew, wife of William Goadby Loew and daughter of the late George F. Baker, famous banker, died Saturday night at her home, ..."