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October 15, 1812. Albert Gallatin Edwards was born in Kentucky. Named after a U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Edwards grew up in Illinois, where his father served as governor. Young Edwards held the post of Assistant Secretary of the Treasury under five U.S Presidents before forming the brokerage firm A.G. Edwards & Sons in St. Louis in 1887. Today, his firm's legacy is a part of Wells Fargo, as Wells Fargo Advisors.

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