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FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN MILLIONAIRE BORN March 26, 1810 - May 18, 1848 (38) (213 hits)


William Leidesdorff

William Alexander Leidesdorff, Jr. (1810 May 18, 1848) was one of the earliest African Americans in California and one of the founders of the city that became San Francisco. A highly successful, enterprising businessman, he was a West Indian immigrant of African Cuban, possibly Carib, Danish/Swedish and Jewish ancestry. Leidesdorff became a United States citizen in New Orleans in 1834. He migrated to Alta California in 1841, then under Mexican rule, settling in Yerba Buena (now San Francisco), a village of about 30 Mexican and European families.

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