BULL, WILLIAM L.
WILLIAM LANMAN BULL, stock broker, born in New York city, August 23, 1844, is the son of Frederic Bull, and a descendant of that famous Jonathan Trumbull, Governor of Connecticut and friend of George Washington, to whom the nickname of “Brother Jonathan” was given. Mr. Bull’s education was acquired in the College of the City of New York, and he began his business career as clerk in the banking house of Edward Sweet & Co. In 1867, he became a partner. This business was originated by Edward Sweet in Boston over forty years ago, and afterward removed to New York city. Mr. Bull is a brother-in-law of Mr. Sweet The firm transacts an extensive business in stocks and the investment of money for foreign houses, and has been successful. Mr. Bull has been twice president of the New York Stock Exchange, and is a director of The Northern Pacific Railroad, The East Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia Railway and The Metropolitan Trust Co., and is also connected with The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad. He was married Feb. 15, 1871, to Tasie W., daughter of Henry R. Worthington, and his children are Frederic, Henry Worthington and William Lanman Bull, jr. Well bred, well educated, courteous and able, Mr. Bull enjoys a wide acquaintance in town, and is a member of most of the best clubs, including the Metropolitan, Century, Union, University, City, Aldine, Grolier, Racquet, Riding, Players’ Church, Country, South Side Sportsmen’s and Mendelssohn Glee clubs. By virtue of lineal descent, he is a member of The Sons of the American Revolution.