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[Note: This is extracted from a longer article about several prominent members of New York social clubs.]

J. Bruce Ismay, who succeeds Charles [sic; should be "Clement"] A. Griscom as President of the International Mercantile Marine Company, although an Englishman, is more or less of an American. He married an American wife, Florence Schieffelin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Schieffelin. Mr. Ismay is a member of the Union Club, having been elected to that organization in 1889. For an Englishman with a career, he is quite young, not yet having reached middle age. The head of the family was Joseph Ismay of Maryport, Cumberland, a shipbuilder and shipowner. J. Bruce Ismay is the grandson, being the son of Thomas Henry Ismay, also a shipbuilder, who began life by being apprenticed to a shipbuilding firm. J. Bruce Ismay's mother was Miss Bruce of Liverpool. James Henry Ismay, his eldest brother, married the eldest daughter of the Marquis of Hertford and a sister of the Earl of Yarmouth.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2004) CLUBMEN AND THEIR CLUBS (New York Times, Sunday 28th February 1904, ref: #2377, published 24 February 2004, generated 25th January 2022 11:01:11 PM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/clubmen-and-their-clubs.html