The Hartford Financial on Monday, May 10, celebrated its 200th anniversary, and to commemorate the company’s incorporation date, CEO Liam E. McGee and CFO Christopher J. Swift rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange.
“The company has played a critical role in America’s history, protecting and investing in the country’s trials and triumphs,” McGee said in a statement. “We have assisted customers through almost every major historic event in the U.S. since 1810.”
Some of the big events the company has been involved include, providing contract bonds for construction of the Hoover Dam in 1931 and the Golden Gate Bridge in 1937; paying almost $2 million in claims after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871; and insuring Abraham Lincoln’s home in Springfield, Ill. in 1861.