George Templeton Strong

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George Templeton Strong CC 1838 was a New York attorney who practiced at what is now the firm of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft (a partnership co-founded by his father). He is known for his long diary and its accounts of 19th century events. As such, Strong is something like a 19th century American Samuel Pepys.

His father-in-law, Samuel Ruggles, was an influential Columbia trustee, and in 1853, Strong himself was elected a Columbia trustee as well. As a student, he was a member of Philo.