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Elihu Yale
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U.S. Governor
    (April 5, 1649-July 8, 1721)
    Raised in London, England
    Moved to India for 27 years (1671)
    Worked as a clerk for the East India Company
    Governor of Fort St George in Madras, India (1684-1691)
    Benefactor to the Collegiate School of Connecticut (later renamed Yale University)
    Died in England
    Buried in St Giles Churchyard (Wrexham, Wales)
    He married a wealthy woman in Asia, had four children, then she and the kids left him (1689).
    He smoked.
    He wore a curly red wig.
    When he return to London (after living in India for 27 years), he brought back a large fortune and was accused of 'sharp practice' (unjust business practices).
    He donated cartons of books and goods worth over $900 to help build a new building for the Collegiate School of Connecticut (1718). The school was later named in his honor.
    His son died an infant.
    His step-grandfather led 500 Puritans to Connecticut to buy land from Quinnipiack Native Americans. In the 1640's, they renamed the land New Haven (formerly known as Quinnipiac).
    His father moved the family to Boston, Massachusetts before Elihu was born to escape discrimination against non-puritans. Boston was just as bad and after Elihu was born, the family left for London, England.
    He wrote his own epitaph.
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 3 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 8 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 29 Votes: 31.03% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 20 Votes: 65.00% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 10 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 11 Votes: 90.91% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 18 Votes: 61.11% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 23 Votes: 73.91% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 65 Votes: 78.46% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 76 Votes: 64.47% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 99 Votes: 47.47% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 170 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 228 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 95 Votes: 65.26% Annoying
 
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