Canfield, Richard Albert

Canfield, Richard Albert,

1855–1914, American gambler, b. New Bedford, Mass. A well-known gambling operator in Providence, R.I., Canfield went in the 1880s to New York, where his gambling establishment became famous. It was closed in 1904 largely through the efforts of W. T. JeromeJerome, William Travers,
1859–1934, American lawyer, b. New York City. Prominent in the cause of reform, he served (1894–95) on the Lexow commission to investigate political corruption and managed (1894) the successful campaign of William L.
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, district attorney. Canfield was a noted art collector. The solitaire game Canfield was named for him.
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