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St. Louis and Cincinnati banker, author, and autograph collector.

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"CIST, Lewis Jacob, poet, was born in Harmony, Pa., Nov. 20, 1818; son of Charles and Janet (White) Cist. Here moved with his parents to Cincinnati, Ohio. After studying in Hanover college he obtained a position in the commercial bank of Cincinnati, and afterward was teller in the Ohio life and trust company. He was engaged in banking in St. Louis, 1850-70. He was afterward in the service of the government and was secretary of the zoological society in Cincinnati, Ohio. He published Trifles in Verse, and the Souvenir, an annual, besides contributing to the periodicals of the day. He was a famous collector of autographs and old portraits. He died at College Hill, near Cincinnati, Ohio, March 31, 1885." Biographies of Notable Americans, 1904, vol. 2.