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Who’s Who

on the Main Street of the Northwest

 

 

Alsip, John F.

General Manager, Lines West of Livingston, Montana.

Office: 181 King Street, Seattle, Washington.

Born: Decatur, Illinois, February 26, 1884.

Son of: William R. and Luticia (Phelps) Alsip.

Married: Minnie Jane Sullivan, August 25, 1929.

Children: John F., Jr., William R., Lucile Mae.

Education: Grade and high schools; Kansas State Normal (1902).

Entered railway service: Summer vacations, as section worker, Missouri Pacific; also in Western Union telegraph office, Fort Scott, Kansas; subsequently operator, train and engine caller, train dispatcher, chief dispatcher, trainmaster, Missouri Pacific and Kansas City Southern. Since 1909 has been with the Northern Pacific, successively as train dispatcher, chief dispatcher, trainmaster, assistant to general superintendent, assistant general manager; January 1947—, general manager, Lines West of Livingston, Montana.

Member: Elk, Republican, Protestant.

Home address: 14959 21st Avenue Southwest, Seahurst, Washington.

Tavenner, C. B., editor. Who’s Who In Railroading, 1949 edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1949, p. 10.

 

Anderson, Adna.

Second Vice-President and Engineer-in-Chief.

Office: Tacoma, Washington Territory.

Engineer-in-Chief, February 18, 1880 to January, 1888

Born: July 25, 1827, Ridgway, Orleans County, New York.

Entered railway service: February, 1847, chainman, location, New York and New haven; October, 1847, to November, 1848, assistant engineer, Connecticut River, Massachusetts; November, 1848, to September, 1849, assistant engineer, Mobile and Ohio; September, 1849, to March, 1850, assistant engineer, Ashuelot, New Hampshire; April to December, 1850, resident engineer, Michigan Southern and Northern Indiana; December, 1850, to September, 1852, locating engineer, Mobile and Ohio; September, 1852, to July, 1855, resident [engineer]; July, 1855, to January, 1860, chief engineer and superintendent, Edgefield and Kentucky; September, 1860, to January, 1861, chief engineer, Henderson and Nashville; January, 1861, to April, 1862, receiver, Edgefield and Kentucky; June, 1862, to February, 1863, assistant engineer and chief of [C]onstruction [C]orps, Army of Potomac (Federal) in Virginia; February, 1863, to February, 1864, chief engineer, [M]ilitary [R]ailroads of Virginia; February to November, 1864, general superintendent, [G]overnment [R]ailroads, [M]ilitary [D]ivision of Mississippi; November, 1864, to July, 1866, chief superintendent and engineer, [M]ilitary [R]ailroads, United States; February to May, 1867, chief engineer, Illinois and St. Louis Bridge, four years ending 1871; general superintendent, Kansas Pacific, [three] years ending May, 1874; vice-president and general manager, Toledo, Wabash and Western, January, 1872, to January, 1873; vice-president, Lafayette and Bloomington and fifteen months ending May, 1874, receiver, Chicago, Danville and Vincennes; January, 1878, to October, 1879, general manager, Paducah and Elizabethtown; February, 1880 to date, engineer-in-chief, Northern Pacific, and since October, 1886, second vice-president, same company.

Talbott, E. H., Hobart, H. R., editors. The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America for 1885. Chicago [Ill.]: Railway Age, 1885.

p. 17.

 

General Adna Anderson was born at Ridgway, Orleans [County], New York, July 25, 1827. He began his railway career in 1847, as chainman on the location of the New York and New Haven []. From October, 1847, to November, 1848, he was [a]ssistant [e]ngineer of the Connecticut River Road; from November, 1848, to September, 1848, [a]ssistant [e]ngineer on the Mobile and Ohio []; from that date to March, 1850, [a]ssistant [e]ngineer on the Ashuelot, [New Hampshire] Road. Afterward he was successively [r]esident [e]ngineer of the Michigan Southern and Northern Indiana []; [l]ocating [e]ngineer of the Mobile and Ohio []; [c]hief [e]ngineer on the Tennessee and Alabama []; [c]hief [e]ngineer and [s]uperintendent of the Edgefield and Kentucky []; for a short time [c]hief [e]ngineer of the Henderson and Nashville []. When the Edgefield and Kentucky [] failed, General Anderson was appointed receiver.

            When the War of the Rebellion broke out General Anderson offered his services to the Government, and was made [a]ssistant [e]ngineer and [c]hief of the Construction Corps of the Army of the Potomac in Virginia. In the following year he was made [g]eneral [s]uperintendent of Government Railroads of the Military Division of the Mississippi. From November, 1864, to July, 1866, he was [c]hief [s]uperintendent and [e]ngineer of all the military railroads.

            From February to May, 1867, he was [c]hief [e]ngineer of the Illinois and St. Louis Bridge; afterwards [g]eneral [s]uperintendent of the Kansas Pacific []; then [v]ice-[p]resident and [g]eneral [m]anager of the Toledo, Wabash and Western []. General Anderson was made [p]resident of the Lafayette and Bloomington in 1873; he was appointed receiver of the Chicago, Danville and Vincennes in May, 1875; in February, 1880, he was made [c]hief [e]ngineer of the Northern Pacific.

            In the latter part of 1881 General Anderson took a long and fatiguing journey over the proposed line of the Northern Pacific [], making a personal inspection of the proposed route across the backbone of the continent and through what was then the western wilds.

            From the observations made on this long journey from Bismarck to Portland, General Anderson became satisfied that the general route laid down by the late [William] Milnor Roberts, (Past President, [American Society of Civil Engineers]), as the line of the Northern Pacific, was in the main correct, at least so far as the line between the Missouri River and Columbia River is concerned, and on this line, substantially, he went on and completed the road, witnessing the driving of the last spike September 8, 1883.

            The main line having been completed from St. Paul to Wallula where junction was formed with the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company’s line, thus making a through line to Portland, the company turned its attention to its Cascade Division, intended to connect its line at some point near the mouth of [the] Snake River, with Tacoma on Puget Sound. Surveys for this division had been in progress much of the time since March, 1880, and much had been done even previous to that date, at intervals, in the way of reconnaissance and preliminary work. The company desired to build on the best attainable line, but to find this line, with conditions then existing, was a work of great difficulty, requiring time, labor and expense. General Anderson took great interest in all this work, but did not express any final judgment until the autumn of 1883, after all the information was available, when he reported that the line ought to be built through Stampede Pass, believing it to be the route that could be operated at least expense and that it would best protect the company from the encroachments of rival enterprises, which judgment has been fully confirmed by the events of the past two years.

            In October, 1886, General Anderson was elected [second] [v]ice-[p]resident of the Northern Pacific [], which position, together with that of [c]hief [e]ngineer of this road, he held up to January, 1888.

            General Anderson married, in 1856, Miss Juliet C. Van Wyck, who with their six children survives him. The eldest daughter, Miss Sallie, married Lieutenant John C. Fremont, Jr., a son of General John C. Fremont, who is a lieutenant in the United States Navy; the oldest son, Philip Van Wyck Anderson, is a [c]ivil [e]ngineer on the Northern Pacific [], and the younger children, John C., Elizabeth Van Wyck and Mary Van Cortlandt, reside with their mother at their home in Sing Sing.

            In May, 1889, General Anderson opened an office in New York, at 155 Broadway, where he was engaged in organizing the Gordon Fire Alarm Company and the Steel Car Company. About a year before his death he contracted what is known as mountain fever while on one of his western trips, from which he never entirely recovered.

            General Anderson was a quiet and somewhat taciturn man, of absolute integrity and clear headed, impartial judgment. He was a steadfast, kindly fried through evil or good report. His works were managed with honorable motives and without scandal. He served his country during the long War of the Rebellion with honor and fidelity. While he must have had many opportunities to become wealthy in legitimate ways, the fact that he died poor shows that no consideration of self-interest was allowed to influence him a hair’s breadth in his professional duties or in his loyalty to the enterprise he served.

            General Anderson deserves to be remembered among men and engineers as one of the noble ones produced by this country. [Died May 15, 1889, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.]

[Bogue, Virgil Gay, L. L. Buck, W. H. Whiton.] Proceedings of the American Society of Civil Engineers, n.d.

 

Bartles, Frederic R.

Division Superintendent.

Office: 181 King Street, Seattle, Washington.

Born: February 28, 1875, at Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Education: Lehigh University, 1896.

Entered railway service: 1897, with the Pennsylvania, since when he has been consecutively 1899 to 1905, with the New York Central and Hudson River, 1905 to 1907, with Panama Canal Company, 1907—, with Northern Pacific and is now division superintendent at Seattle, Washington.

Home address: 535 Thirty-sixth Avenue North, Seattle, Washington.

 

Bihler, Charles S.

Consulting Engineer, Tacoma, Washington.

Born: August 29, 1859 at Munich, Germany.

Education: Polytechnic high school at Munich.

Entered railway service: 1882, since when he has been consecutively to 1883 leveler Northern Pacific Railroad; 1883 to 1885, chief draughtsman same road; 1886, assistant engineer in charge of construction car shops same road at Como, Minnesota; 1886 to 1890, chief draughtsman; 1890 to 1891, assistant engineer in charge of construction car and machine shops at Edison [South Tacoma], Washington; 1891 to December 1901, division engineer [Western Division(s) Engineer]; entire service on Northern Pacific Railroad and its successor the Northern Pacific Railway; December 1, 1901, to date, consulting engineer with offices at Tacoma, Washington.

Busbey, T. Addison, editor. The Biographical Directory of Railway Officials of America, Edition of 1906. Chicago [Ill.]: Railway Age, 1906, p. 47.

 

Blanchard, Edwin C.

General Manager.

Office: Tacoma, Washington.

Born: July 29, 1854, at Wapello, Iowa.

Education: Public schools.

Entered railway service: 1873 as agent and operator Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Minnesota, since which he has been consecutively 1875 to 1876, operator Kansas Pacific; 1876 to 1878, press operator Western Union at Lawrence, Kansas; 1878 to 1880, operator Kansas Pacific; 1880 to 1882, train dispatcher same road; 1882 to 1883, train dispatcher Denver and South Park; 1883 to 1885, train dispatcher Northern Pacific; 1885 to 1887, chief dispatcher; 1897 to September 1, 1903, division superintendent same road at Minneapolis, Minnesota; September 1, 1903 to April 25, 1909, division superintendent same road at Duluth, Minnesota; April 25, 1909 to April 25, 1912, general superintendent, Eastern District same road at St. Paul, Minnesota; April 25, 1912 to December, 1921, assistant general manager, Lines West of Paradise, Montana, same road; December, 1921 to date, general manager, Lines West of Paradise, Montana, at Tacoma, Washington.

Howson, Elmer T., D. A. Steel, and J. B. Tebo, editors. The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America, 1922 edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1922, p. 56.

 

Blum, Bernard.

Chief Engineer, Northern Pacific Railway and Minnesota and International Railway.

Office: 176 East Fifth Street, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Born: Chicago, Illinois, February 12, 1883.

Son of: August and Edith (Bromfield) Blum.

Married: Lillian Swan Wynn, August 8, 1908.

Education: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, 1904).

Entered railway service: 1905 as rodman, Chicago Junction, serving in this capacity and as draftsman, inspector. and assistant engineer, until 1907. His subsequent career, all service with Northern Pacific, has been as follows: 1907 to 1909, assistant engineer on construction projects; 1909 to 1910, assistant to division engineer; 1910 to 1911, roadmaster; 1911 to 1916, assistant district engineer; 1917 to 1919, district engineer; 1919 to 1928, engineer, maintenance-of-way; 1928—, chief engineer, Northern Pacific, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Member: American Society of Civil Engineers; St. Paul Engineers Society; Minnesota Federation Architectural and Engineering Societies; University Club; St. Paul Athletic Club; Matoska Country Club.

Home Address: 580 Laurel Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota.

 

Brown, Arthur Van.

Acting General Manager.

Office: 181 King Street, Seattle, Washington.

Born: June 5, 1866, at Hannibal, Missouri.

Education: High school.

Entered railway service: June 1884, since which he has been consecutively to May, 1886, clerk and stenographer in joint freight station Missouri, Kansas and Texas and Wabash; May 1886 to August 1887, stenographer and fuel clerk in superintendent’s office, Missouri, Kansas and Texas; August, 1887, to October, 1887, stenographer in General Superintendent’s office Missouri Pacific; January 1888 to April 1889, maintenance of way clerk and storekeeper St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern; April, 1889, to January, 1891, clerk in office of Trainmaster, Roadmaster and General Superintendent Chicago, Burlington and Quincy; January, 1891, to June, 1892, chief clerk office of General Superintendent same road and secretary and treasurer Keokuk Union Depot Company; June, 1892, to April, 1897, secretary to general superintendent same road; April, 1897, to January, 1903, chief clerk to general manager same road; January, 1903, to August, 1904, assistant superintendent same road; August, 1904, to December, 1905, superintendent terminals same road; December, 1905, to April 6, 1908, division superintendent same road; April 6, 1908, to November 9, 1909, general manager, Missouri and North Arkansas; November 9, 1909 to May 1914, division superintendent Northern Pacific; May, 1914, to November, 1920, general superintendent, Central District at Livingston, Montana; November, 1920, to April, 1922, general superintendent, Western District same road at Tacoma, Washington; April, 1922, to date, acting general manager same road at Seattle, Washington.

Howson, Elmer T., D. A. Steel, and J. B. Tebo, editors. The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America, 1922 edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1922, p. 76.

 

Bunn, Charles Wilson.

Vice-President and Special Counsel.

Office: 176 East Fifth Street, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Born: May 21, 1885, in Winconsin.

Son of: Hon. Romanzo and Sarah (Purdy) Bunn.

Married: Mary Anderson. of La Crosse, Wisconsin, August 9, 1877.

Children: Helen, Donald Charles, Charles.

Education: University of Wisconsin (Ph.B. 1894); Law School same university (1895).

Entered railway service: June 1896, as general counsel Northern Pacific, at present vice-president and special counsel, same road; also vice-president of Minnesota and International.

 

Burgess, Carl H.

Assistant General Manager.

Office: 181 King Street, Seattle, Washington.

Born: Worcester, Massachussets, February 17, 1894.

Son of: Ellery C. and Sarah A. (Maclachlan) Burgess.

Married: Consuelo E. Cushing, June 20, 1917.

Children: Carl C., Arabel E.

Education: Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Civil Engineering, 1916).

Entered railway service: 1916, as clerk in Track Department, Northern Pacific, Billings, Montana, until 1917. Has been in continuous service with Northern Pacific as follows: 1917 to 1923, rodman, draftsman and assistant engineer, Engineering Department, Livingston, Montana; 1923 to 1925, assistant roadmaster, Livingston, Montana; 1925 to 1929, roadmaster, Fargo, N.D.; later, Glendive, Montana; 1929 to 1932, division roadmaster, Jamestown, N.D.; 1932 to 1936, same position, Missoula, Montana; 1936, trainmaster-roadmaster, Missoula, Montana; 1936 to 1939, trainmaster, Pasco, Washington, later Auburn, Washington; 1939 to 1942, assistant superintendent, Tacoma, Washington; June 1, 1942, to January 1, 1947, superintendent, Tacoma, Washington; January 1, 1947—, assistant general manager, Seattle, Washington.

Member: American Association of Railroad Superintendents; Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity; Protestant; Republican.

Home Address: 615 Boren Avenue, Seattle, Washington

Tavenner, C. B., editor. Who’s Who in Railroading in North America. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1949, p. 98.

 

Burnham, Henry G.

Engineer of Tests.

Office: 176 East Fifth Street, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Born: September 28, 1882, at Glens Falls, New York.

Education: Cornell University (1905).

Entered railway service: April 24, 1907, with the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western since when he has been consecutively to 1910, assistant chemist and engineer of tests same road; 1910-Aug. 1912, chemist and engineer of tests, Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh at Du Bois, Pennsylvania; Aug. 1912—, engineer of tests, Northern Pacific.

Member: Kappa Alpha Fraternity and American Society for Testing Materials.

Home address: 854 Linwood Place, St. Paul, Minnesota.

 

Burnham, James L.

Western Traffic Manager.

Office: 200 L. C. Smith Building, Seattle, Washington.

Born: 1882, in England.

Entered railway service: 1902, in traffic department, Lake Shore and Michigan Southern (now part of New York Central) St. Paul, Minnesota. Later served with Minneapolis and St. Louis, Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha, and New York Central at St. Paul; 1907, entered service of Northern Pacific as file clerk; 1908, promoted to traveling freight agent, Jamestown, N.D., 1912, division freight agent at St. Paul; 1915, promoted to assistant general freight agent, St. Paul; 1921, transferred to Pacific Coast, Seattle; August 1, 1926, appointed assistant general freight and passenger agent, Tacoma, Washington; Jan. 1, 1928, western traffic manager.

Home address: Piedmont Hotel, Seattle, Washington.

 

Byerly, Harry W.

General Immigration Agent.

Office: 176 East Fifth Street, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Born: Rockingham, Virginia, November 27, 1884.

Son of: Frank A. and Virginia (Lago) Byerly.

Married: Marie Clement, November 21, 1931.

Children: Woodward and Henry C.

Education: Rockingham Military Institute, Bridgewater College.

Entered railway service: 1902 as stenographer and clerk, General Baggage Office. Kansas City Union Depot, serving in this capacity until 1904. His subsequent career has been as follows: 1904 to 1908, rate clerk, chief rate clerk, and chief clerk, Kansas City, Mexico and Orient (now Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe), Kansas City, Missouri; 1908 to 1913, chief clerk, Immigration Department, Northern Pacific, St. Paul, Minnesota; 1913 to 1920, assistant general immigration agent, Northern Pacific, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Member: American Railway Development Association, secretary-treasurer (1925 to 1926); second vice-president (1926 to 1927); first vice-president (1927-1928); president (1928-1929); Calhoun Beach Club, Hillcrest Club, Shriner; Methodist; Republican.

Home address: 1693 Portland Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota.

No author. Who’s Who in Railroading in North America, 1940 edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1940, pp. 91-92.

 

Cleland, Alexander M.

Ex-Passenger Traffic Manager.

Office: 176 East Fifth Street, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Born: November 22, 1892, at Alliance, Ohio.

Educated: in the public schools at Alliance.

Entered railway service: 1879, since which he has been consecutively to September 15, 1881, clerk, Cleveland and Pittsburgh at Alliance, Ohio; Septemeber 15, 1881 to August 31, 1886, ticket agent union passenger station Chicago, Illinois; September 1, 1886, to May 21, 1889, assistant city ticket agent Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul at Chicago; June 1, 1889, to May 1, 1891, engaged in other business; May 1, 1891, to April 30, 1892, assistant city ticket agent Northern Pacific at St. Paul, Minnesota; May 1, 1892, to October 31, 1896, ticket and voucher clerk, General Passenger Office, same road; November 1, 1896, to February 15, 1901, chief clerk, General Passenger Department; February 15, 1901, to March 31, 1904, assistant general passsenger and ticket agent; April 1, 1904, to May 1, 1920, general passenger agent, same road; May 1, 1920, to January, 1922, passenger traffic manager, same road, retiring from railroad service on latter date.

Howson, Elmer T., D. A. Steel, and J. B. Tebo, editors. The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America, 1922 edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1922, p. 119.

 

Cliff, George B.

Superintendent, Seattle and International Railway.

Office: Seattle, Washington.

Born: December 9, 1862.

Entered railway service: 1878, since which he has been consecutively to 1886, telegraph operators, Chicago, Burlington and Quincy at Galesburg, Illinois; 1886 to December 1, 1887, dispatcher, same road; December, 1887, to March, 1891, with Union Pacific as dispatcher, chief dispatcher, and trainmaster; May, 1891, to date, with Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern and its successor, the Seattle and International, as chief dispatcher, master of transportation, and October 6, 1900, to date, superintendent.

Busbey, T. Addison, editor. The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America, Edition of 1901. Chicago [Ill.]: Railway Age, 1901, p. 103.

 

Clough, William P.

Chairman of the Board.

On the resignation of Howard Elliott as president and the creation of this new office. The creation of this office and the election of Mr. Clough to it are rather a concrete expression of the appreciation of the Northern Pacific directors for the responsibility and executive work which Mr. Clough has been doing for the past 12 years than any radical change in these duties.

William P. Clough was born in Cortland County, New York, and began railway work on October 1, 1880, as general counsel in the west for the Northern Pacific; occupying that position until June 1, 1887, when he entered the executive department of the St. Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba as assistant to the president, soon after becoming a director and second vice-president of that company.

February 1, 1890, when the St. Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba was taken over by the Great Northern, he became a director of the latter company, and remained until the summer of 1901, when he resigned them to become a director of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy, and a director and member of the executive committee of the Northern Pacific, which positions he has continued to hold, and which, for the past 12 years, have chiefly occupied his time. On July 1, 1912, he became the first vice-president of the Northern Pacific.

No author. Railway Age Gazette, August 1, 1913, p. 372.

 

Craver, James E.

General Superintendent.

Office: 181 King Street, Seattle, Washington.

Entered railway service: 1880 as night operator on the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy at West Quincy, Missouri. Entered service of Northern Pacific as operator and dispatcher at Billings, Montana, in 1886; in 1889 became a train dispatcher on the Mobile and Ohio, returning to the Northern Pacific as a train dispatcher in 1890. Since that time he has been consecutively to 1907, chief dispatcher and trainmaster; 1907 to 1911, superintendent, Dakota Division, Fargo, N.D.; 1911 to May, 1919, superintendent, Seattle Division, Seattle, Washington; May, 1919, to July, 1919, acting general superintendent, Western District; July, 1919, to April, 1920, again superintendent, Seattle Division; April, 1920, to October, 1920, again acting general superintendent, Western District; October, 1920, to April, 1924, general superintendent, Central District; April, 1924, to date, general superintendent, Lines West of Paradise, Montana.

No author. Who’s Who in Railroading – United States, Canada, Mexico, Cuba – 1930 Edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1930, p. 112.

 

Crosby, Richard M.

Mechanical Superintendent.

Office: 181 King Street, Seattle, Washington.

Born: 1860 at St. Paul, Minnesota.

Education: Public schools and business college.

Entered railway service: June 1882 as apprentice, Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha, since which he has been consecutively 1898 to 1899, locomotive foreman same road; 1899 to 1900, shop and roundhouse foreman Chicago Great Western; 1900 to 1902, general foreman, main shops Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha; 1902 to 1904, general foreman and master mechanic, Chicago Great Western; 1904 to date with the Northern Pacific as shop superintendent, general master mechanic and at present, mechanical superintendent.

Howson, Elmer T., D. A. Steel, and J. B. Tebo, editors. The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America, 1922 edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1922, p. 144.

 

Curry, Howard Montreville.

General Mechanical Superintendent.

Office: 176 East Fifth Street, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Born: January 6, 1861, Ogle County, Illinois.

Education: Public schools, Freeport, Illinois.

Entered railway service: April 8, 1880, since which he has been consecutively to July 15, 1882, shopman and locomotive fireman Northern Pacific; July 15, 1882, to December 1, 1891, locomotive engineer; December 1, 1891, to June 1, 1892, assistant road foreman of engines, Lines East of the Missouri River; June 1, 1892, to December 1, 1898, locomotive engineer and assistant road foreman of engines; December 1, 1898, to November 1, 1901, road foreman of engines; November 1, 1901, to December 1, 1902, division master mechanic at Fargo, N.D.; December 1, 1902, to February 27, 1905, division master mechanic at Staples, Minnesota; February 27, 1905, to January 1, 1908, general master mechanic, Lines East of Billings, Montana; January 1, 1908, to January 15, 1910, general master mechanic, Lines East of Paradise, Montana; January 15, 1910, to May 1, 1911, general master mechanic, Lines East of the Missouri River; May 1, 1911, to August 14, 1920, mechanical superintendent; August 14, 1920, to date, general mechanical superintendent; entire service with the Northern Pacific.

Howson, Elmer T., D. A. Steel, and J. B. Tebo, editors. The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America, 1922 edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1922, p. 148.

 

Daly, Martin A.

Master Mechanic.

Office: Pasco, Wash.

Born: Elkader, Iowa.

Son of: Martin James and Margaret (O’Brien) Daly.

Married: Harriet Kimbell, January 19, 1915.

Children: Martin.

Education: High school, Gregg Business School, University of Minnesota extension schools.

Entered railway service: 1894 as machinist’s helper, Illinois Central, serving in this capacity until 1895. His subsequent career has been as follows: 1896 to 1897, Telegraph Department, Chicago, Burlington and Quincy; 1897 to 1907, fireman and locomotive engineman, same road; 1907 to 1912, locomotive engineman, Northern Pacific Railway; 1912 to 1915, fuel supervisor, same road; 1915 to 1930, general fuel supervisor, Northern Pacific Railway, St. Paul, Minnesota; 1930 to date, master mechanic, Pasco Division, headquarters Pasco, Washington.

President (1924) and member Advisory Commission International Railway Fuel Association; member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Home address: 1090 Ashland Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota.

No author. Who’s Who in Railroading – United States, Canada, Mexico, Cuba – 1930 Edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1930, p. 122.

 

da Ponte, Lorenzo B.

General Counsel.

Office: 176 East Fifth Street, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Born: Galveston, Texas, April 23, 1879.

Son of: Harry and Gertrude (Hay) da Ponte.

Married: Edna Graesbeck.

Children: Bernice, Durant.

Education: University of Texas Law School, 1902.

Practiced law at Beaumont, Texas, 1902-1908.

Entered railway service: 1908, assistant division counsel, Northern Pacific, Tacoma, Washington; 1922-1929, assistant western counsel, Seattle, Washington; 1929-1937, western counsel, Seattle, Washington; June 1, 1937—, general counsel, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Member: Committee of General Counsels, Association of American Railroads; Northern Pacific Veterans’ Association, Episcopalian, Democrat.

Clubs: Minnesota Club; Town and Country (St. Paul).

Home address: 215 South Chatsworth Street, St. Paul, Minnesota.

No author. Who’s Who in Railroading in North America, 1940 edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1940, p. 150.

 

Darling, William Lafayette.

Consulting Engineer.

Office: 2100 Iglehart Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Born: Oxford, Massachusetts, March 24, 1856.

Son of: William Edward and Cynthia Marana (Steers) Darling.

Married: Alice Ernestine Bevans, April 15, 1901.

Children: Fayette Bevans, William Lowell and Edna Cyrena.

Education: Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Bachelor’s of Science, 1877); [lettered in] baseball and football.

Career: engineering construction, Northern Pacific, 1879 to 1883; division engineer, St. Paul and Northern Pacific (now Northern Pacific), 1883 to 1884; engineer, Chicago, Burlington and Quincy, 1884; engineer, location and construction, St. Andrews Bay and Chipley, 1884 to 1885; resident engineer in charge of terminals in St. Paul and Minneapolis, Chicago, Burlington and Northern (now Chicago, Burlington and Quincy), 1885 to 1887; engineer, location and construction, Duluth, Watertown and Pacific (now Great Northern), 1887; located the line afterwards built by the Great Northern from Sioux Falls to Yankton, South Dakota, 1887 to 1888; engineer in charge of washout repairs from Minot, North Dakota, to Great Falls [Montana], Great Northern, 1888. The following positions with the Northern Pacific: in charge of construction of Howe truss bridge[s] in Montana, 1888 to 1889; in charge of location and construction of line from Little Falls to Staples, Minnesota, 1889; in charge of location and construction of the Coeur d’Alene Branch, 1889 to 1890; principal assistant engineer in charge of engineering and construction, 1891 to 1892; division engineer in charge of engineering from St. Paul, Minnesota, to Billings, Montana, 1892 to 1896; division engineer and assistant chief engineer, 1896 to 1901; chief engineer, 1901 to 1903. Chief engineer and vice-president, Gulf Construction Company, building a line from St. Louis to Kansas City, 1905; chief engineer, Pacific Railway (now Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific), 1905 to 1906; chief engineer, Northern Pacific system and allied lines and during same period was vice-president and construction engineer in charge of construction of the Portland and Seattle Railway (now Spokane, Portland and Seattle), also during this period was construction engineer of the Pittsburgh and Gilmore. Since 1916 he has been consulting engineer, at St. Paul with the following activities: Associate member, Naval Consulting Board during the World War; appointed a member of the Advisory Commission of Railway Experts to Russia by the Secretary of State, 1917; Member of Board of Economics and Engineering for the Owners of Railroad Securities in New York, 1921 to 1922. Public office: Member, City Planning Board, St. Paul; Member, City Zoning Board, St. Paul.

Clubs and Fraternities: American Railway Engineering Association (former director); American Society of Civil Engineers; Permanent Association of Navigation Congresses; General Contractors of America (honorary member); Minnesota Club, St. Paul; University Club, St. Paul; Thirty-second degree Mason; Shriner; Protestant; Republican.

Home address: 2100 Iglehart Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota.

No author. Who’s Who in Railroading – United States, Canada, Mexico, Cuba – 1930 Edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1930, p. 124.

 

Denney, Charles Eugene.

President.

Office: 176 East Fifth Street, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Born: Washington, D. C., October 18, 1879.

Son of: William H. and Sarah E. (Tabert) Denney.

Married: Irene S. Sickels.

Children: Clark, Charles E., Jr.

Education: Public schools of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State College (1899 to 1905), in employ of Union Switch and Signal Company.

Entered railway service: 1905, with Lake Shore and Michigan (now New York Central), as assistant signal engineer. Subsequent career: 1906 to 1912, signal engineer; 1912 to 1913, same position with jurisdiction over Lake Erie and Western (New York, Chicago and St. Louis); 1913 to 1914, special engineer to vice-president, New York Central, Lines West of Buffalo; 1914 to 1916, with Union Switch and Signal Company; 1916 to 1917, special engineer to president, New York, Chicago and St. Louis; 1917 to 1918, assistant to president; 1918 to 1920, assistant federal manager; 1920 to 1928, vice-president and general manager, Nickel Plate Road; 1928 to 1929, vice-president, Erie; 1929 to October, 1939, president, Erie; October, 1939—, president, Northern Pacific Railway at St. Paul, Minnesota.

From May, 1917, to January, 1920, general agent, American Railway Association, in charge of transportation-construction division, U.S. Army.

Member: American Railway Engineering Association, Phi Kappa Sigma, Republican, Protestant.

No author. Who’s Who In Railroading in North America, 1940 edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1940, p. 161.

 

Donnelly, Charles.

President.

Office: 176 East Fifth Street, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Born: Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, November 9, 1869.

Son of: Thomas F. and Catherine (Corwin) Donnelly.

Married: Berthania McMichael, November 6, 1894.

Education: Georgetown University (LL.B. 1896).

Began (1896) practice of law, Washington, D.C.

Entered railway service: 1903 as division counsel, Northern Pacific, Helena, Montana, serving in this capacity until 1908. His subsequent career, all service with Northern Pacific, has been as follows: 1908-1918, assistant general counsel, St. Paul, Minnesota; 1918-1919, general solicitor; 1919-1920, executive vice-president; 1920 –, president, Northern Pacific, St. Paul, Minnesota. Also president Northern Pacific Transport Company.

Member: Executive Committee, Association of Railway Executives. Democrat.

Clubs: Minnesota, Sommerset, University, St. Paul Athletic (St. Paul, Minnesota); Minneapolis (Minneapolis, Minnesota); Chicago (Chicago); Princeton, City, Midday, Lotus, Century Association (New York).

Home address: 574 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota.

No author. Who’s Who in Railroading – United States, Canada, Mexico, Cuba – 1930 Edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1930, pp. 139-140.

 

Donovan, J. J.

Chief Engineer and Treasurer, Bellingham Bay and Eastern Railroad.

Office: New Whatcom, Washington.

Born: September 8, 1858, at Rumney, New Hampshire, son of Patrick and Julia Donovan.

Education: Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Married: Clara I. Nichols, April 29, 1888, at Somerville, Massachusetts.

Entered railway service: 1882 as roadman on construction in Montana on the Northern Pacific, since which he has been consecutively 1883 in charge of erection truss bridges in Montana; 1884 to 1887 engineer track and bridge, Cascade Division in Washington, and later in charge of construction west half of the Cascade Division; 1887 to 1888, in charge Northern Pacific Montana branches; 1888 to 1891, chief engineer Fairhaven and Southern; 1891 to date, chief engineer and treasurer Bellingham Bay and Eastern.

Busbey, T. Addison, editor. The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America, Edition of 1893. Chicago [Ill.]: Railway Age and Northwestern Railroader, 1893, p. 100.

 

Elliott, Howard.

General Manager, Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad, St. Louis, Keokuk and Northwestern Railroad, Kansas City, St. Joseph and Council Bluffs Railroad, Chicago, Burlington and Kansas City Railway.

Office: St. Louis, Missouri.

Entered railway service: 1880, since which he has been consecutively July 1, 1880 to October 17, 1881, level roadman engineer corps Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad; October 1, 1880, to October 17, 1881, out of service; October 17, 1881, to January 1, 1882, clerk, president’s office St. Louis, Keokuk and Northwestern; January 1, 1882, to September 15, 1882, clerk to assistant treasurer’s office same road at Keokuk, Iowa; September 15, 1882, to January 1, 1887, auditor and assistant treasurer Chicago, Burlington and Kansas City and St. Louis, Keokuk and Northwestern at Keokuk, Iowa; January 1, 1887 to May 1, 1891, general freight and passenger agent same roads, same place; May 1, 1891, to January 1, 1896, general freight agent same roads and Hannibal and St. Joseph and Kansas City, St. Joseph and Council Bluffs railroads; January 1, 1896 to date, general manager same roads.

Busbey, T. Addison, editor. The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America, Edition of 1896. Chicago [Ill.]: Railway Age and Northwestern Railroader, 1896, pp. 143-144.

 

Elliott, Howard.

President, Northern Pacific Railway, Washington and Columbia River Railway, Minnesota and International Railway.

Offices: 176 East Fifth Street, St. Paul, Minnesota; New York, New York.

Born: December 6, 1860, New York, New York.

Education: raduated from Harvard University 1881 with degree of Civil Engineer.

Entered railway service: July 1, 1880, since which he has been consecutively July 1, 1880 to October 17, 1881, level roadman engineer corps Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad; October 1, 1880, to October 17, 1881, out of service; October 17, 1881, to January 1, 1882, clerk, president’s office St. Louis, Keokuk and Northwestern; January 1, 1882, to September 15, 1882, clerk to assistant treasurer’s office same road at Keokuk, Iowa; September 15, 1882, to January 1, 1887, auditor and assistant treasurer Chicago, Burlington and Kansas City and St. Louis, Keokuk and Northwestern at Keokuk, Iowa; January 1, 1887 to May 1, 1891, general freight and passenger agent same roads, same place; May 1, 1891, to January 1, 1896, general freight agent same roads and Hannibal and St. Joseph and Kansas City, St. Joseph and Council Bluffs railroads; January 1, 1896 to May 1, 1902, general manager same roads; May 1, 1902, to October 21, 1902, second vice-president Chicago, Burlington and Quincy; October 21, 1903, to date, president Northern Pacific, Washington and Columbia River and Minnesota and International railways.

Busbey, T. Addison, editor. The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America, Edition of 1906. Chicago [Ill.]: Railway Age, 1906, p. 182.

 

Elliott, Howard.

President.

            On July 25 was elected President and Director of the New York, New Haven and Hartford, as the selection of the special committee of directors appointed to choose a successor to Charles S. Mellen. The election becomes effective on September 1, but it is announced that at a meeting of the directors of some time in October that it is proposed to make a change in the by-laws of the company, under which Mr. Elliott will be elected Chairman of the Board of the entire New Haven system, and that each of the principal constituents of the system, the New York, New Haven and Hartford, the Boston and Maine, the New England Navigation Company, and the trolley line system, will have individual presidents. The new administrative plan conforms with recommendations of a committee of stockholders headed by George von L. Meyer. In become president of the New Haven, Mr. Elliott for the second time follows in Mr. Mellen's footsteps, having succeeded him as president of the Northern Pacific in 1903, when Mr. Mellen left that road to go to the New Haven.

            Mr. Elliott seems to be an excellent choice for dealing with the very difficult railway situation in New England. He is a native of the East, having been born in New York City. While his railway career has been spent on western lines, he will find himself perfectly at home in New England, for he received his education at Harvard University, having graduated from the Lawrence Scientific School in 1881 with the degree of C.E. One of the things that got Mr. Mellen into trouble was his undiplomatic way of talking to and dealing with people. his biting sarcasm and disregard for other people's feelings and opinions made him innumerable enemies. Mr. Elliott is so differently constituted that he would be incapable of making enemies in this way, either for himself or for a railway that he was managing. He is naturally reserved, but in spite of this, he has made a practice in recent years of delivering numerous public addresses on railway subjects. In his personal relations with patrons of the road and in his public addresses he has been moderate, conciliatory and patient. He is an extremely sincere and earnest man, who leaves this impression on all with whom he comes in contact, whether in a business way or otherwise, and it seems to be a safe prediction that he will very soon win the regard and complete confidence of the people of New England both by what he says and by what he does. He accepts unreservedly the modern principle that railways and their officers are public servants, and tries to live up to this theory in both is utterances and in his management.

            As a railway executive, he is one of the leaders of the country. He learned the business from the Burlington, from which so many able and successful railway mangers have been graduated. He has served at different times in the engineering, the accounting, the traffic, and the operating departments and few men know both the theory and the practice of railway operation and management so thoroughly. He is a tireless worker, a master of details, and an excellent organizer. He makes his plans far ahead, and is indomitably persevering in carrying them out. He has had a difficult situation to deal with throughout his career on the Northern Pacific. The road when he took charge of it was not in very good physical condition, and he very greatly improved it. Its mileage was 5,111 miles and he increased it to 6,032 miles. Its revenue freight train load was 326 tons, and he increased it in 1912 to 511 tons. It looked as if the Northern Pacific was hard hit when the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul built its extension to the Puget Sound right through the Northern Pacific territory, and that the Northern Pacific did feel severely for some time the effects of this new competition, but Mr. Elliott sturdily met the issue, fought a good fight, maintained the road's dividend, and at the same time made large expenditures from earnings for improvements. In spite of the adverse conditions he was able to show a surplus of over $3,000,000 in 1911, and one of over $2,000,000 in 1912. When George J. Gould retired as president of the Missouri Pacific in 1911 Mr. Elliott was offered the presidency of that road, but declined it.

            The foregoing indicated in a very inadequate way the manner of man who has now been given the task of solving the New England railway problem. If the owners of the new England railroads and the people of New England will give him a fair chance Mr. Elliott will do a great work for them, and his personality and his method are such that it would seem they should command the respect and support of both the owners and the patrons of these railways.

            Mr. Elliott has always taken active part in the social and business life of the cities in which he has resided, and also by acting in co-operation with various organizations, aided in the conservation movement, and materially forwarded the agricultural interest of the West.

            He was born on December 6, 1860, in New York, and entered railway service during the summer of 1880, during his college vacation as a rodman on the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy. after his graduation for Lawrence Scientific School in 1881, he became, on October 17, clerk in the president's office of the St. Louis, Keokuk and Northwestern, and during the following year for several months was a clerk in the assistant treasurer of the Chicago, Burlington and Kansas City and the St. Louis, Keokuk and Northwestern at Keokuk. From January 1, 1887 to May 1, 1891, he was general freight and passenger agent of the same roads, and from the latter date to January 1, 1896, also of the Hannibal and St. Joseph and Kansas City, St. Joseph and Council Bluffs. From January 1, 1896 to May 1, 1902, he was general manager of the same roads, and from May 1, 1902, to October 21, 1903, second vice-president of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy. On the latter date he was elected president of the Northern Pacific, and he is also president of various subsidiary companies of the Northern Pacific.

No author. Railway Age Gazette, August 1, 1913, pp. 177-8.

 

Elliott, Howard.

Chairman.

Office: New York, New York.

Born: December 6, 1860, New York, New York.

Education: Graduated from Lawrence Scientific School, Harvard University, 1881, with degree of Civil Engineer.

Entered railway service: July 1, 1880, since which he has been consecutively July 1, 1880 to October 17, 1881, level roadman engineer corps Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad; October 1, 1880, to October 17, 1881, out of service; October 17, 1881, to January 1, 1882, clerk, president’s office St. Louis, Keokuk and Northwestern; January 1, 1882, to September 15, 1882, clerk to assistant treasurer’s office same road at Keokuk, Iowa; September 15, 1882, to January 1, 1887, auditor and assistant treasurer Chicago, Burlington and Kansas City and St. Louis, Keokuk and Northwestern at Keokuk, Iowa; January 1, 1887 to May 1, 1891, general freight and passenger agent same roads, same place; May 1, 1891, to January 1, 1896, general freight agent same roads and Hannibal and St. Joseph and Kansas City, St. Joseph and Council Bluffs; January 1, 1896 to May 1, 1902, general manager same roads; May 1, 1902, to October 21, 1902, second vice-president Chicago, Burlington and Quincy; October 21, 1903, to August, 1913, president Northern Pacific, Washington and Columbia River and Minnesota and International railways; August, 1913, to May, 1917, president and chairman board of directors New York, New Haven and Hartford; May, 1917, to date, chairman committee on Intercorporate Relations same road; 1917, also member Railroad’s War Board; 1917, to March 1, 1920, president Northern Pacific Railway; March 1, 1920, to date, chairman same road.

Howson, Elmer T., D. A. Steel, and J. B. Tebo, editors. The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America, 1922 edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1922, p. 194.

 

Fiedler, Arthur Harry, Sr.

Superintendent Motive Power.

Office: 181 King Street, Seattle, Washington.

Born: Fargo, North Dakota, January 24, 1884.

Son of: William and Mary (Olsen) Fiedler.

Married: Ernestine Thomaier, May 10, 1905.

Children: Bernice J. (Mrs. Leslie C. Lee); Dorothy (Mrs. William Seaburg).

Married, second: Myrtle C. Texley, September 22, 1925.

Children: Arthur H., Jr., Richard P., William Carl.

Married, third: Ruth Adelaid Hetherington, March 1, 1949.

Education: high school.

Entered railway service: June 3, 1903, in store room, Northern Pacific, Fargo, North Dakota, to September 22, 1904. Subsequent service with same road: September 22, 1904, to September 10, 1907, locomotive fireman; September 10, 1907, to May 1, 1934, locomotive engineer; May 1, 1934, to February 1, 1939, road foreman of engines, Jamestown, North Dakota, and Livingston, Montana; February 1, 1939, to March 1, 1941, master mechanic, Jamestown; March 1, 1941, to January 1, 1944, assistant superintendent, Motive Power, St. Paul, Minnesota; January 1, 1944, to March 1, 1946, assistant superintendent, Motive Power, Seattle, Washington; March 1, 1946—, superintendent, Motive Power, Seattl.

Member: Northwest Carmen’s Association; Northwest Locomotive Association; Locomotive Maintenace Offiers’ Association; Presbyuterian, Elk.

Home address: 4023 24th Place South, Seattle, Washington.

Tavenner, C. B., editor. Who’s Who In Railroading, 1949 edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1949, pp. 228-229.

 

Finney, Frederick Norton.

President, Wisconsin Trust Company.

Office: Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Born: Boston, Mass.

Entered railway service: 1854, since which he has been consecutively to December, 1854, rodman Cincinatti, Harrison and Indianapolis Short Line; October, 1856, to January, 1858, resident engineer Winnebago; June, 1859, to August, 1861, resident engineer Chicago and North Western; March, 1864, to September, 1863, first assistant engineer Union Pacific, Mountain Division; September, 1864, to November, 1865, resident engineer Jamestown and Franklin Division Lake Shore and Michigan Southern; November, 1865 to July, 1867, assistant superintendent and engineer same road; August, 1867, to October, 1868, resident engineer, Erie and Pittsburgh; October, 1868, to June, 1870, general superintendent and chief engineer, same road; June, 1870, to October, 1873, chief engineer and general superintendent, Canada Southern; April, 1875, to July, 1878, chief engineer and superintendent, Toledo, Peoria and Warsaw; July, 1878, to October 1, 1886, general manager Wisconsin Central associated lines; October 1, 1886, to October, 1887, managing director, same company; 1887 to June, 1890, abroad doing expert work; June, 1890, to July, 1891, preisdent, Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie and second vice-president Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic; July, 1891, to date, president Wisconsin Trust Company and expert work; January 1, 1892 to date, also manager construction Missouri, Kansas and Texas; is also member executive committee same road.

Busbey, T. Addison, editor. The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America, Edition of 1893. Chicago [Ill.]: Railway Age and Northwestern Railroader, 1893, pp. 122-3. At request of Penn Charles, pennsink@imcnet.net, 01-24-00, F. N. Finney is brother of Charles G. Finney, General Land Agent, Northern Pacific Railroad, ca. 1871.

 

Fulton, Samuel Gregg

Ex-Assistant General Freight Agent, Portland, Oregon.

Born: September 7, 1851 at Medford, Massachussetts.

Entered railway service: May 1, 1872, since which he has been consecutively to September 1, 1877, clerk Northern Pacific Railroad at Northern Pacific Junction, Minnesota; September 1, 1877, to April 1, 1878, agent, same place; April 1, 1878, to February 10, 1880, clerk General Freight and Passenger Office, same road and St. Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba at Glyndon, Minnesota; July 20, 1880, to January 1, 1882, agent Northern Pacific at Fargo, N.D.; January 1, 1882, to January 8, 1883, division freight agent, Dakota Division; January 8, 1883, to July 1, 1885, general agent, Helena, Montana; July 1, 1885, to July 1, 1888, assistant general freight agent same road; July 1, 1888, to August 1905, first assistant general freight agent, same road and the reorganized road, the Northern Pacific Railway.

Busbey, T. Addison, editor. The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America, Edition of 1906. Chicago [Ill.]: Railway Age, 1906, p. 214.

 

Grimm, Eugene Leonard.

Assistant to Vice-President (Mechanical).

Office: 176 East Fifth Street, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Born: Indianapolis, Indiana, February 9, 1879.

Son of: Jacob and Mary Elizabeth (Stumpf) Grimm.

Married: Beryl L. Rice, June 2, 1910.

Education: School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University (1901).

Entered railway service: 1901 as special apprentice with the Chicago Great Western, serving in this capacity until 1904. Subsequent career: June-November, 1904, machinist, Chicago Great Western; 1904-07, draftsman, Northern Pacific, St. Paul, Minnesota; 1907-09, chief draftsman, Michigan Central, Detroit, Michigan; 1909-16, chief draftsman, Northern Pacific, St. Paul; 1916-18, mechanical valuation engineer, Northern Pacific; 1918-23, mechanical engineer, Northern Pacific; 1923-30, assistant to general mechanical superintendent, Northern Pacific; 1930—, assistant to vice-president (Mechanical).

Member: American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Association of Engineers, Republican.

Home address: 1355 Lincoln Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota.

No author. Who’s Who In Railroading in North America, 1940 edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1940, p. 251.

 

Hannaford, Jule M.

Vice-Chairman and Director.

Office: St. Paul, Minnesota.

Born: November 19, 1850, at Claremont, N.H.

Entered railway service: June 1866, since which he has been consecutively to May 11, 1872, clerk in general freight office Vermont Central at St. Albans, Vermont; May 17, 1872 to date, with the Northern Pacific Railroad and its successor, the Northern Pacific Railway as follows: May 17, 1872, to May 1, 1879, in general freight and passenger office; May 1, 1879, to May 1, 1881, assistant general freight and passenger agent; May 1, 1881, to August 1, 1883, general freight agent, Eastern Division; August 1, 1883, to March 1, 1884, assistant superintendent, Freight Traffic; March 1, 1884, to May 1, 1886, general freight agent; May 1, 1886, to March 15, 1890, traffic manager; May 15, 1890, to February 1, 1899, general traffic manager; April 1, 1890, to September 1, 1893, also general traffic manager, Wisconsin Central Lines during their lease to the Northern Pacific Railroad; February 1, 1899, to April 1, 1902, third vice-president; April 1, 1902, to August 27, 1913, second vice-president; June 1, 1895, to June 28, 1906, also general superintendent and vice-president, Northern Pacific Express Company; and June 28, 1906, to August 27, 1913, president, same company; August 27, 1913, to June 20, 1918, president, Northern Pacific; June 20, 1918, to March 1, 1920, federal manager, same road; March 1 to December 1, 1920, president; December 1, 1920, to date, vice-chairman and director.

Howson, Elmer T., D. A. Steel, and J. B. Tebo, editors. The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America, 1922 edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1922, p. 267.

 

Hannaford, Jule M.

Second Vice-President.

            Has been recommended by the executive committee for election as president, to succeed Howard Elliott, as announced in a recent issue. The election of Mr. Hannaford will be a well deserved recognition over 41 years of consecutive and faithful service on the Northern Pacific, since he became connected with the road in 1872 as chief clerk in the general freight office at St. Paul. For many years he has been reputed one of the ablest traffic officials in the country. It also represents another conspicuous example of the policy of promoting traffic men to railway presidencies, for Mr. Hannaford's entire railway experience has been in the traffic department, of which he has been in charge since 1899 successively as third vice-president, and second vice-president, and previously as traffic manager.

            His railway service was begun in 1866 as a clerk in the general freight office of the Central Vermont at St. Albans, Vt., where he remained until he went with the Northern Pacific in 1872. In his first position with the latter road he is said to have compiled and written with a pen the first regular distance tariff of freight rates ever published on the Northern Pacific, and the original now hangs in his office at St. Paul.

            He is one of the most democratic and approachable of men, and his election as president will be especially acceptable to the shippers with whom he has been so long associated, and whom among he is exceptionally popular, as he bears an enviable reputation for willingness to hear both sides before reaching a decision and to co-operate with the patrons of the road for the best interest of all concerned. Mr. Hannaford is also remarkably popular with his subordinates and employees of the company, which is attributed not only to his kindly and pleasing personality, but also to the fact that he never forgets an old friend, and has in many ways been especially appreciative of loyal and faithful service on the part of his subordinates.

            He was born November 19, 1850 at Claremont, N.H., and from June, 1866, to May 11, 1872, he became chief clerk in the general freight office of the Vermont Central. On May 17, 1872, he became chief clerk in the general freight office of the Northern Pacific, and on May 1, 1879, was promoted to assistant general freight and passenger agent. From May 1, 1881, to August 1, 1883, he was general freight agent of the Eastern Division, and from August 1, 1883, to March 1, 1884, assistant superintendent of freight traffic. He was then for two years general freight agent of the main line and branches, for four years traffic manager, and from 1890 to 1899, general traffic manager. From 1890 to 1893 he was also general traffic manager of the Wisconsin Central line [a route the Northern Pacific leased to secure a connection to Chicago, but was forced to give up control of after its second bankruptcy in 1893] during their lease to the Northern Pacific. On February 1, 1899, he was elected third vice-president, and on April 1, 1902, second vice-president. From June 1, 1895, to June 28, 1906, he was also vice-president and general superintendent of the Northern Pacific Express Company, and since June 28, 1906, he has been president of that company.

No author. Railway Age Gazette, August 29, 1913, p. 373.

 

Haw, John W.

Director, Department of Agricultural Development and Colonization.

Office: Fourth and Jackson Streets, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Born: Lewisville, Wisconsin, October 23, 1889.

Son of: John and Clara (Perkins) Haw.

Married: Frances Ehmke, July 2, 1910.

Children: Nivea Mary, John Robert, Nathan Smith.

Education: School of Agriculture, University of Minnesota, 1907.

Careere: 1910, instructor, high school, Alrington, Minnesota; 1911 to 1912, superintendent, Department of Agriculture, high school, Sleepy Eye, Minnesota; 1912 to 1918, county agriculture agent, Langdon, North Dakota; 1918-1920, assistant county agent leader, North Dakota; 1921, section manager, agent leader, North Dakota; 1922 to 1923, state-county agent leader, North Dakota; 1924 to 1928, agricultural agent, Northern Pacific, St. Paul, Minnesota; 1928—, director, Department of Agricultural Development and Colonization, Northern Pacific. Vice-President, American Railway Development Association. Joint author, Haw-Schmidt Report on Federal Reclamation Policy for the Department of the Interior (1934). Methodist, Republican, Mason, Shriner.

Home address: 1965 Pemerton Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota.

No author. Who’s Who in Railroading in North America, 1940 edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1940, p. 279.

 

Hayward, George Irwin.

District Engineer.

Office: 181 King Street, Seattle, Washington.

Born: Pine Island, Minnesota, March 28, 1882.

Son of: George W. and Sarah Ann (Marsh) Hayward.

Married: Della G. Bartlett, August 31, 1912.

Children: Leah S.; Ruth E.

Education: University of Minnesota (Civil Engineering, 1906).

Entered railway service: June, 1906, as rodman and resident engineer on construction, Northern Pacific, until April 1911. Subsequent career all with Northern Pacific as follows: April 1911 to June 1912, assistant engineer on valuation; June 1912 to May 1926, assistant engineer and assistant district engineer on maintenance; May 1926—, district engineer.

Member, American Railway Engineering Association; Protestant; Liberal Republican.

Home address: 921 Allison Street, Seattle, Washington

No author. Who’s Who in Railroading – United States, Canada, Mexico, Cuba – 1930 Edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1930, p. 324.

 

Heimsjo, George J.

Division Superintendent.

Office: Spokane, Washington.

Born: Duluth, Minnesota.

Married: Faye Heimsjo for over 30 years with two daughters, Susan and Nancy.

Joined Northern Pacific as a brakeman in 1936. Worked as a switchman and sectioman before serving in the US Navy from 1944-45, promoted to conductor after World War Two. Appointed Trainmaster, Butte, Montana, August 1955. To Trainmaster Spokane December 1957. To Assistant Superintendent Minneapolis February 1962. To Superintendent Minneapolis June 1967. To Superintendent Spokane March 1968.

BN Seattle Region News, January 1971, p. 1.

 

Hertog, John Herman.

Division Superintendent.

Office: Union Station, Tacoma, Washington.

Born: Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 26, 1927.

Son of: Herman and Adriana J. (Zegers) Hertog.

Married: Violet E. Ackerman, July 22, 1950.

Children: John H., Jr., Judith Ann, Linda J., Susan D., Pamela J., Nancy K.

Education: University of Minnesota, Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, 1950.

Career: All with Northern Pacific; November, 1942, to August, 1950, section laborer and chainman; August, 1950, to Augsut, 1953, assistant roadmaster; August, 1953, to July 1955, trainmaster/roadmaster; July, 1955, to April, 1961, trainmaster; April, 1961, to october, 1964, special assistant to the general manager; October, 1964, to February, 1967, assistant superintendent; February, 1967, to June, 1967, assistant general manager; June, 1967—, superintendent.

Member: American Association of Railroad Superintendents; Transporation Club; Elks, Mason; Methodist; Republican.

Home address: 45 West Shore Drive Southwest, Tacoma, Washington.

Osthoff, Frederick C., Editor. Who’s Who in Railroading in North America, 1968 edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1968, p. 227.

 

Hilgard, Carl Emil.

Engineer of Bridges.

Office: St. Paul, Minnesota.

Born: February 21, 1859, Zurich, Switzerland.

Education: Federal Swiss Polytechnic Institute, Zurich.

Career: Served an apprenticeship in shop and office of two bridge companies in Switzerland. Was for two and a half years employed as draftsman and field assistant on important municipal improvements and construction of hydraulic power plant for the chief engineer of public works at Zurich. In 1882 was appointed assistant for graphic statistics and civil engineering at the Federal Swiss Polytechnic Institute.

Entered railway service: 1883, since which he has been consecutively 1883 to 1885, successively rodman, leveler, transitman and draftsman, St. Paul and Northern Pacific Railroad; 1885 to 1886, chief draftsman same road at Minneapolis, Minnesota; 1886 to 1888, assistant to consulting engineer for two Ohio River bridges at Cincinnati, Ohio, and for Covington, Kentucky, water works; 1888, bridge engineer, Denver Cable Tramway Company at Denver, Colorado; later appointed principal assistant engineer Kentucky Central Railroad at Covington, Kentucky; 1889 to 1891, principal assistant engineer Chesapeake and Ohio Railway and Covington and Cincinnati Railroad Terminal and Bridge Company at Cincinnati, Ohio, in charge of improvements; 1891 to date, engineer of bridges Northern Pacific Railroad, during 1892 and 1893 was also engineer of bridges Wisconsin Central and Chicago and Northern Pacific railroads.

Member: American Society of Civil Engineers.

Busbey, T. Addison, editor. The Biographical Directory of Railway Officials of America, Eiditon of 1893. Chicago [Ill.]: Railway Age and Northwestern Railroader, 1893, p. 219.

 

Hoff, Thomas C.

            Thomas C. Hoff, Northern Pacific Railway veteran, Historical Association Board member, and career railroader, died May 8, 1999. An inestimable source on Northern Pacific operations and equipment, Tom was an active modeler and historian who wrote a number of articles for The Mainstreeter. He was involved with Association conventions since their inception in 1985, presenting many excellent programs. Among the topics he covered were the Pullman Company and the NP at the 1989 convention in Duluth, Minn., his travels across the Northern Pacific system at the 1990 convention in Bozeman, Mont., the fine points of applying decals to freight units at the 1992 convention in Jamestown, N.D., and a review of NP freight equipment in service after merger at the 1996 convention in Missoula, Mont.

            Graduating from high school in 1955, he attended Harvard College for two years, then went on to Pomona College in Claremont, California, receiving a BA in English in 1961. He began his railroad career at this time, working in dining car service on the Great Northern Railway over five summers during high school and college.

            On July 14, 1961, Tom joined the Northern Pacific as an Operating Apprentice at Glendive, Mont., headquarters of the Yellowstone Division. In this initial assignment, he was one of about a dozen apprentices who participated in a two year management training program where trainees were exposed to all facets of operations. Apprentices spent six weeks to two months in each department of the division they were assigned to.

            His first appointment was Assistant Roadmaster, Northtown, Minn., in 1963. There he supervised some of the track maintenance jobs at St. Paul, Minneapolis and north of the Twin Cities under the direction of the Roadmaster. He was next appointed Roadmaster for the branches north of Jamestown, N.D., on the Fargo Division, in 1964.

            At one of his NPRHA convention presentations, Tom showed slides of his crews re-ballasting some of some of these branches, which were laid with 56-pound rail. He explained how crews used a GP9 to pull a Mannix sled under the ties to lift the track above the old ballast. New ballast was then spread over the exposed track, then tamped to secure the track.

            In 1966 Tom was appointed Roadmaster at Billings, Mont. Now responsible for main line track work, he was presented with different traffic densities and maintenance challenges from his previous branch line work. His next appointment came in October of that year, to Terminal Trainmaster. Working out of Northtown's 43rd Street Yard Office, he moved out of track work and into operating duties. In his new position, Tom was in charge of assigning and managing train crews operating out of the terminal.

            He joined the newly-created Finance Department in the spring of 1967 as Manager Equipment Planning in St. Paul. Shortly thereafter, he was promoted to Director Customer Service Planning, which included the duties of his previous position, as well as Systems Engineering activities. He stayed in this position for the next eleven years, through the merger of 1970 which created the Burlington Northern Railroad. His responsibilities put him on the front line of equipment utilization and purchasing decisions for both the NP and BN.

            During this period Tom was also a member of the company's Freight Car Committee, composed of representatives from Marketing, Mechanical, Finance, and Operating Departments. The committee determined which types of equipment were needed by customers, and reviewed solutions proposed by the Mechanical Department on potential modifications to existing cars, or the purchase of new equipment. His work also involved him with the development of the first center-beam flatcar, an innovation in the transportation of finished forest products started by the NP.

            Tom was named Burlington Northern's Director of Equipment Planning and Utilization in May 1979. In March 1981 he was appointed Director Equipment for Forest Products, moving from St. Paul to Ft. Worth, Tex., when headquarters were relocated in 1985. In 1986 he became Director of Planning, then Director of Equipment Management in September 1988. Tom was given the added responsibility of Equipment Team Leader in 1991. He retired from Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway in December 1995, after 34 years of active railroading. He remained in Arlington, Texas until his passing.

            An ardent supporter of all facets of rail history, Tom gave freely of his time, even in periods of poor health, to help critique research and write articles. His years of experience and love of railroading made him a source invaluable insights; his strong personality and opinions gave him perspectives which often went against conventional wisdom, bringing alternative view points and balance to any discussion he was a part of. Tom will be missed by all.  --Jerry R. Masters, J.A. Phillips, Gary L. Tarbox

 

Ives, Brayton C.

President.

Office: New York, New York.

Born: Connecticut, circa 1841.

Education: Yale University.

Career: Has been a prominent New York financier since 1868 and served two terms as president of the New York Stock Exchange; has been president of the Western National Bank of New York for many years and was chosen president of the Northern Pacific Railroad October 20, 1893.

Busbey, T. Addison, editor. The Biographical Directory of Railway Officials of America, Edition of 1896. Chicago [Ill.]: Railway Age and Northwestern Railroader, 1896, p. 244.

 

Jacobus, Garret Henry.

President, Lake Superior Terminal and Transfer Railway Company; Division Superintendent, Northern Pacific Railway; Superintendent, Minnesota and International Falls Railway.

Office: Duluth Union Depot, Duluth, Minnesota.

Born: Oregon, Wisconsin, November 11, 1871.

Son of: Ellas and Virginia (Reynolds) Jacobus.

Married: Pearl McDowell, December, 1902.

Education: High school.

Entered railway service: June, 1888, as water boy with Illinois Central, Paoli, Wisconsin, during the summer of that year. Subsequent career: June 1, 1890 to October, 1900, operator and train dispatcher, Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific, Chicago, Illinois; fall of 1900, dispatcher, Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe, Las Vegas, New Mexico; 1900 to 1901, dispatcher, Kansas City, Pittsburgh and Gulf (Now Kansas City Southern); 1901 to 1902, dispatcher, Chicago Junction, Chicago, Illinois; summer of 1902, dispatcher, Illinois Central, Carbondale, Illinois; 1902 to 1906, agent, Illinois Central, Iowaland, Illinois; 1906 to present, dispatcher and superintendent, Northern Pacific, at various points; now also president, Lake Superior Terminal and Transfer, and superintendent, Minnesota and International Falls. Protestant. Republican. Member all Masonic bodies.

Home address: 4516 Cooke Street, Duluth, Minnesota.

No author. Who’s Who in Railroading in North America, 1940 edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1940, p. 325.

(Garret Henry Jacobus, born November 11, 1871, at Oregon, Wisconsin, died November 27, 1959. He was promoted as follows: chief dispatcher, Fargo, N.D.; trainmaster, Fargo, N.D.; assistant to general superintendent, Livingston, Montana; superintendent, Glendive, Montana; superintendent, Minneapolis, Minnesota; retired December 1, 1941. Member of Masons, Shriners. Jerry Richards, great-grandson, rich1307@lvcm.com, August 17, 1999.)

 

Johnson, Benjamin P.

Mechanical Superintendent.

Office: St. Paul, Minnesota.

Born: Mt. Holly, New Jersey, October 1, 1869.

Son of: Howard and Sarah E. (Peterson) Johnson.

Married: Eleanor Johnson, April 15, 1895.

Children: Howard B., James E., Benjamin D., Helen M., Lillian.

Education: Grade school.

Entered railway service: 1883-1888 machinist’s apprentice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 1888 as roundhouse employee, Northern Pacific, serving in this capacity until 1890. His subsequent career, all service with Northern Pacific, has been as follows: 1890 to 1898, locomotive fireman; 1898 to 1903, locomotive engineman; 1903 to 1908, road foreman of engines; 1908 to 1923, master mechanic; 1923 to 1928, general master mechanic; 1928 to date, mechanical superintendent, Northern Pacific Railway, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Member: (1888-) Gatling Gun Company B, New Jersey National Guard; City Alderman (1910 to 1914) Glendive, Montana; Protestant; Mason.

Home address: 215 South Chatsworth Street, Apartment 6, St. Paul, Minnesota.

 

Johnson, Edwin Ferry.

Engineer-in-Chief.

Born: Essex, Vermont, May 23, 1803.

Son of: John and Rachel (Ferry) Johnson.

Educated: American Literary, Scientific and Military Academy, Middletown, Connecticut (now Norwich University).

Married: Charlotte Shaloer, September 7, 1830; eight children.

Career: Instructor, mathematics; assistant professor, natural history, American Literary, Scientific and Military Academy, 1825 to 1826; professor, mathematics, civil engineering, 1826 to 1829; in charge of land surveys for Erie Canal, 1829; Champlain Canal, 1830 to 1831; Morris Canal, 1831; assistant engineer in charge of surveys for Catsckill and Canajoharie, 1831; principal assistant engineer in location of 14 railroads, including New York and Erie, New York and Boston, Chicago, St. Paul and Fond du Lac, also four canals; president, Stevens Association, Hoboken, New Jersey; member, Connecticut Senate, 1856; mayor, Middletown, Connecticut, 1856 to 1857; chief engineer, Northern Pacific, 1867; consutling engineer, 1871; inventor, canal lock improvment, screw power press, six-wheeled locomotive truck, eight-wheeled locomotive. Author, Report Upon the Defenses of Maine, 1862; Report of a General Paln of Operations to the Secretary of War, 1863 (both at the request of the U.S. War Department); Review of the Project for a Great Western Railway, 1831; The Railroad To the Pacific, Northern Route, Its General Characteristics, Relative Merits, Etc., 1854. Died New York City, New York, April 12, 1872.

No author. The National Cyclopedia of American Biography. New York: James T. White, 1940, p. 280.

 

Judson, William Wallace.

Vice-President, Operation and Maintenance.

Office: 176 East Fifth Street, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Born: Rochelle, Illinois, March 24, 1891.

Son of: Hale D. and Josephine (Gould) Judson.

Married: Betty Barrows, September 24, 1938.

Education: Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois; Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire.

Entered railway service: 1912 in Engineering Department, Spokane Portland and Seattle, Portland, Oregon, remaining with this road until 1914. Entered service of Northern Pacific, October 11, 1914, as rodman; 1918 to 1919, first lieutenant, Transportation Corps, U.S. Army, France; 1919 to 1928, assistant engineer, Northern Pacific; 1928 to 1929, special assistant to vice-president; 1929 to 1933, trainmaster; 1933 to 1936, assistant to general manager; 1936 to 1940, superintendent, successively, of Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain divisions; February 1, 1940, to April 1, 1947, general manager, Lines East of Livingston, Montana; April 1, 1947—, vice-president, Operation and Maintenance, all with Northern Pacific.

Home address: 1621 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Tavenner, C. B., editor. Who’s Who in Railroading in North America. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1949, p. 393.

 

Judson, William Wallace.

General Manager, Lines East of Livingston, Montana.

Office: 176 East Fifth Street, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Born: Rochelle, Illinois, March 24, 1891.

Son of: Hale D. and Josephine (Gould) Judson.

Married: Betty Barrows, September 24, 1938.

Education: Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois; Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire.

Entered railway service: 1912 in Engineering Department, Spokane, Portland, and Seattle, Portland, Oregon, remaining with this road until 1914. Entered service of the Northern Pacific, October 11, 1914, as rodman; 1918-19, first lieutenant, Transportation Corps, U.S. Army in France; 1919-28, assistant engineer, Northern Pacific; 1928-29, special assistant to vice-president; 1929-33, trainmaster; 1933-36, assistant to general manager; 1936-40, superintendent, successively, of Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain divisions; February 1, 1940—, general manager, Lines East of Livingston, Montana.

No author. Who’s Who In Railroading in North America, 1940 edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1940, p. 343.

 

Kendrick, John William.

Second Vice-President.

Office: 176 East Fifth Street, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Born: October 14, 1853, Worcester, Massachusetts.

Education: Worcester Polytechnic Institute, C.E., 1873.

Entered railway service: 1879 as levelman construction party in Yellowstone Valley for the Northern Pacific Railroad, since which he has been consecutively 1879 to 1880, location work; 1880 to 1883, in charge of construction of 160 miles of Missouri and Yellowstone divisions; 1883 to 1888, chief engineer, St. Paul and Northern Pacific Railroad, in charge of main line and terminals between Brainerd and St. Paul, Minnesota; 1888 to July, 1893, chief engineer, Northern Pacific Railroad and leased lines; July, 1893, to February 1, 1899, general manager for receivers, same road and reorganized road, the Northern Pacific Railway; February 1, 1899 to date, second vice-president.

Busbey, T. Addison, editor. The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America, 1901 edition. Chicago [Ill.]: Railway Age and Northwestern Railroader, 1901, p. 298.

 

King, Donald H.

General Manager.

Office: 761 East Fifth Street, St. Paul, Minnesota 55101.

Born: St. Paul, Minnesota, November 24, 1912.

Son of: Earl P. and Elsie (Faust) King.

Married: Esther V. Beck (Died February 25, 1958); Lorraine R. Johnson, March 14, 1959.

Children: Earl A., Robert D., Terrance A.

Education: Institute for Management, Northwestern.

Career: 1939, brakeman, Lake Superior Division, Northern Pacific; 1946, conductor; July, 1952, trainmaster, Dickinson, N.D.; November, 1953, assistant superintendent, Yellowstone Division, Glendive, Montana; May, 1954, assistant to vice-president (Operations), St. Paul, Minnesota; August, 1955, division superintendent, Fargo Division, Fargo, N.D.; August, 1959, division superintendent, Rocky Mountain Division, Missoula, Montana.

Member: American Association of Railroad Superintendents; Chamber of Commerce; Masonic Order; Elks, St. Paul Athletic Club; Methodist; Republican.

Home addres: 123C North McKnight Road, St. Paul, Minnesota, 55119.

Osthoff, Frederick C., editor. Who’s Who in Railroading in North America, 1968 edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1968, p. 277.

 

Kiser, Lawrence Sheldon “Larry.”

Western Traffic Manager.

Office: 800 Third Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98104.

Born: April 17, 1932, Spokane, Washington.

Son of: Sheldon F. and Lucy (Marsh) Kiser.

Married: Deborah Steele, July 21, 1956.

Children: Julie, Jeffrey, David, Laura.

Education: Washington State University (B.A.).

Career: September, 1954, to January, 1956, U.S. Army; all with Northern Pacific: 1954 to January, 1959, traineer, Freight Traffic Office, Seattle, Eugene, Spokane, Minnesota; January, 1959, to April, 1963, special sales representative, trailer-on-flat-car service; April, 1963, to 1965, assistant to general freight agent, Rate Department, Seattle; 1965, to August, 1966, assistant general freight agent, Minneapolis; August, 1966, to May, 1967, assistant to vice-president (Traffic), St. Paul; May, 1967, to January, 1967, freight traffic manager; Janaury, 1968, to present, western traffic manager.

Member: Minneapolis Traffic Club; Minneapolis Athletic Club; Washington Athletic Club; St. Paul Junior Chamber of Commerce; St. Paul Transporation Club; St. Paul Athletic Club; Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce; Seattle Transporation Club; Seattle Chamber of Commerce; Japan-American Society.

Home address: 2102 137th Place Southeast, Bellevue, Washington, 98004.

Osthoff, Frederick C., editor. Who’s Who in Railroading in North America, 1968 edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1968, pp. 279-280.

 

Kline, Newman.

Superintendent, Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern Railway.

Office: Seattle, Washington.

Born: 1859, in Adrian, Michigan, being the son of William and Almira Kline.

Education: Adrian common schools.

Entered railway service: 1874 as telegrapher for the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern at Brimfield, Indiana, since which he has been consecutively chief clerk to assistant general manager Northern Pacific; assistant superintendent transportation Northern Pacific; assistant to general manager same road; and is at present superintendent Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern.

Busbey, T. Addison, editor. The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America, Edition of 1893. Chicago [Ill.]: Railway Age and Northwestern Railroader, 1893, p. 211.

 

Kneeland, William Henry.

Manager, Shelton Southwestern Railway.

Office: Shelton, Washington.

Born: December, 1849, at Lincoln, Maine.

Entered railway service: 1888, since which he has been 1888 to 1891, president and superintendent Mason County Central; 1891, when the Shelton Southwestern was organized as successor to the Mason County Central, to date, manager, Shelton Southwestern Railway. Was engaged on contract work on Erie in 1872.

Busbey, T. Addison, editor. The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America, Edition of 1893. Chicago [Ill.]: Railway Age and Northwestern Railroader, 1893, p. 212.

 

Koehler, Richard.

Manager, Southern Pacific Lines in Oregon.

Office: Portland, Oregon.

Born: June 14, 1844, in Schleitz, Germany.

Education: Polytechnic school, Carlsruhe, Baden.

Entered railway service: July, 1862, since which he has been consecutively to autumn of 1864, assistant engineer operating department state railways, Grand Dukedom of Baden, Waldshut, Germany; autumn of 1864 to 1866, same position, Heidelberg; 1866 to 1868, assistant engineer operating department Main Neckar Railway, Frankfort-on-the-Main; 1868 to 1874, engineer and assistant to the president of a construction company building railways in Germany; 1874, financial agent for first mortgage bondholders Oregon and California Railroad at Portland, Oregon, and chief engineer, and 1874 to date, at different times vice president, manager, president and second vice president same company and manager Oregon and California lines leased to the Oregon Transcontinental Company; July, 1884, to January, 1885, second vice president and manager, and January 19, 1885, to June, 1888, receiver, general manager and chief engineer Oregon and California Railroad; June, 1888 to date, manager Southern Pacific Company’s lines in Oregon.

Busbey, T. Addison, editor. The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America, Edition of 1893. Chicago [Ill.]: Railway Age and Northwestern Railroader, 1893, p. 213.

 

Lantry, Thomas H. “Harry.”

General Manager; President, Camas Prairie Railroad.

Office: Seattle, Washington.

Born: 1867, at McGregor, Iowa.

Entered railway service: 1888, as telegraph operator, Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul; 1889 became train dispatcher, Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Sainte Marie; later serviced successively as train dispatcher on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe; Great Northern; Chicago, Burlington and Quincy. In 1900 entered the service of the Northern Pacific as a train dispatcher. His subsequent career as follows: 1907 to 1911 trainmaster; 1911 to 1917, successively division superintendent, Glendive, Montana, and assistant to vice-president; October, 1917, given leave of absence to serve as lieutenant colonel with U.S. Engineering Corps, Siberia, returning to Northern Pacific, January, 1920, as assistant to general manager; same year appointed division superintendent, Livingston, Montana; later transferred general superintendent, Lines West of Paradise, Montana, March, 1924, promoted to general superintendent, Lines between Paradise, Montana, and Mandan, North Dakota, at Livingston, Montana; December, 1926, promoted to general manager, Lines East of Paradise, Montana, headquarters St. Paul, Minnesota; July, 1929, transferred to Seattle, Washington, as general manager, Lines West of Paradise, Montana.

No author. Who’s Who in Railroading – United States, Canada, Mexico, Cuba – 1930 Edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1930, p. 298.

 

Law, A. E.

Assistant General Superintendent.

Office: Tacoma, Washington.

Previous to August, 1890 was for several years assistant superintendent, St. Paul and Little Falls and Dakota divisions, Northern Pacific Railroad; August, 1890, to June, 1900, superintendent, Minnesota Division, same road, at Minneapolis, Minnesota; June to October, 1900, acting general superintendent, same road at Tacoma, Washington.

Busbey, T. Addison, editor. The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America, Edition of 1906. Chicago [Ill.]: Railway Age, 1906, p. 352.

 

Lorentzsen, Norman M.

Divsion Superintendent.

Office: Spokane, Washington.

Born: Horace, North Dakota, November 29, 1916.

Married: Helen Broten, September 20, 1943.

Children: Thomas, Mary, Katherine.

Education: Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota (Bachelor of Arts, 1941).

Career: With Northern Pacific, summers 1935-38, laborer, Maintenance-of-Way Department; 1938-41, summers and part time, train service employee; 1941-46, aviation pilot, U.S. Navy; 1946-47, train service employee; October, 1947, to March, 1949, assistant trainmaster, Lake Superior Division, Duluth, Minnesota; March to December, 1949, trainmaster, Rocky Mountain Division, Butte, Montana; December, 1949 to September, 1953, trainmaster, Lake Superior Division, Duluth, Minnesota; September, 1953, to May, 1954, assistant to general manager, Lines East of Livingston, Montana, at St. Paul, Minnesota; May, 1954-April, 1957, superintendent, Rocky Mountain Division, Missoula, Montana; April, 1957—, superintendent, Idaho Division, Spokane, Washington.

Member: Mason; Lutheran; Republican.

Home address: East 1629 Thurston, Spokane, Washington.

Moore, Russell F., editor. Who's Who in Railroading, 1964 edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1964, p. 322.

 

Macfarlane, Robert Stetson.

Chairman of the Board.

Office: 761 East Fifth Street, St. Paul, Minnesota 55101.

Born: Minneapolis, Minnesota, January 15, 1899.

Son of: Walker K. and Blanche (Stetson) Macfarlane.

Married: Vivian Clemans, February 21, 1925.

Children: Anne (Mrs. Raymond W. Jones, Jr.), Mary (Mrs. Benjamin G. Griggs, Jr.), Robert, Jr., Vivian (Sra. J. J. Martinez).

Education: Brown; University of Washington (L.L.B., magna cum laude, 1922).

Career: 1919 to 1922, Chadwick, McMicken, Ramsey and Rupp, law firm; 1922 to 1925, chief deputy prosecuting attorney, King County, Seattle, Washington; 1925 to 1930, Schwellenbach, Merrick and Macfarlane, law firm; 1930 to 1934, judge, Superior Court, King County, Seattle; 1934 to 1937, assistant western counsel, Seattle; 1937 to 1940, western counsel, Seattle; 1940 to 1943, assistant to president and western counsel; 1947 to 1951, executive vice-president; 1951 to 1966, president; 1966 to present, chairman of the board.

Director: Northern Pacific; Walla Walla Valley; Chicago, Burlington and Quincy; Pacific National Bank, Seattle; First National Bank, St. Paul; Colorado and Southern; St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance; First Trust Company, St. Paul; American Smelting and Refining; Minnesota Mutual Life Insurance; First Bank Stock Corporation, Minneapolis.

Military service: Seaman, ensign, and lieutenant (junior grade); U.S. Navy, 1917 to 1919; Colonel, Transportation Corps, U.S. Army, 1951 to 1952.

Member: President, University of Washington Alumni Association, 1931; Distinguished service award, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1933; Washington University Summas Laude Dignitus, 1953; Seattle University Economic Statesmanship award, 1956; vice-president and director, Chamber of Commerce of the U.S.; Director, Seattle School Board, 1934 to 1950; Chairman, Seattle Community Fund, 1936; President, Rainier Club, Seattle, 1943; Seattle Chamber of Commerce, 1947.

Clubs: Rainer, Seattle; Seattle Golf and Country; Seattle Yacht; Somerset Country, St. Paul; Chicago Club; Links Club, New York; Minneapolis Club; American Legion, Republican.

Home address: 740 River Drive, St. Paul, Minnesota, 51116.

Osthoff, Frederick C., editor. Who’s Who in Railroading in North America. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1968, p. 314.

 

Martin, M. P.

Consulting Auditor.

Office: Tacoma, Washington.

Born: 1846.

Entered railway service: 1869, since which he has been consecutively 1869 to February, 1870, rodman, Engineering Corps, Laramie and Bridger divisions, Union Pacific; February, 1870 to date, on Northern Pacific, eight months rodman and chainman Engineering Corps; four years assistant engineer, draftsman and general manager’s clerk; eleven months chief clerk Freight Accounts Auditor’s Office; five years eight months chief clerk Audit Office; two years eleven months auditor, Eastern Divisions; February to July, 1884, auditor disbursements in general charge St. Paul offices; July 1, 1884 to February 1, 1903, successively assistant general auditor and auditor; February 1, 1903 to latter part of 1920, comptroller, Northwestern Improvement Company and Northern Pacific proprietary lines on Pacific Coast; latter part of 1920 to date, consulting auditor, Northern Pacific Railway at Tacoma, Wash.

Howson, Elmer T., D. A. Steel, and J. B. Tebo, editors. The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America, 1922 edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1922.

 

Masters, Jerry R.

Office Engineer.

Office: 761 East Fifth Street, St. Paul, Minnesota 55101.

Born: Freeport, Illinois, December 21, 1938.

Son of: Merle R. and Esther (Boyer) Masters.

Married: Janis Marie Provost, February 23, 1963.

Children: Brian Richard, Bruce Edward.

Education: University of Illinois (Bachelor’s of Science, Civil Engineering, 1960, Master’s of Science, Civil Engineering, 1961).

Career: June to September, 1959, chainman, Illinois Central; with Northern Pacific, August, 1961, to July, 1963, bridge designer, St. Paul, Minnesota; July, 1963, to June, 1964, assistant engineer, bridge construction; June, 1964, to August, 1966, division engineer, Seattle, Washington; August, 1966, to January, 1967, project engineer, construction; January, 1967—, office engineer, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Member: Northwest Maintenance-of-Way Club; American Society of Civil Engineers; American Railway Engineering Association (Committee Five); Registered Professional Engineer, Minnesota, Washington; Elks; Catholic; Republican.

Home address: 1021 St. Paul Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Osthoff, Frederick C., editor. Who’s Who in Railroading in North America. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1968, p. 324.

 

McCabe, George J.

Superintendent, Seattle and Northern Railway.

Office: Seattle, Wash.

Born: May 16, 1893, at Minnesota Junction, Wisconsin, being the son of P. F. and H. E. McCabe.

Education: Sacred Heart College.

Entered railway service 1879 as operator, Chicago and North Western, since which he has been consecutively train dispatcher, chief dispatcher and trainmaster same road; and is at present superintendent Seattle and Northern.

Busbey, T. Addison, editor. The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America, Edition of 1893. Chicago [Ill.]: Railway Age and Northwestern Railroader, 1893, p. 229.

 

McCauley, P. H.

General Superintendent of Transportation.

Office: 761 East Fifth Street, St. Paul, Minnesota.

 

McCullough, John Joseph.

Division Superintendent.

Offce: Seattle, Washington.

            Has been announced in these columns, was born June 17, 1871, at De Soto, Illinois. He attended the common schools from 1878 to 1885 and began railway work in May, 1888, as freight brakeman on the Illinois Central. Four months later he went to the Minneapolis and St. Louis, at Minneapolis, Minnesota, in a similar capacity and was promoted to freight conductor in 1891, leaving in 1894 to go with the Great Northern in yard service at Superior, Wisconsin, and Duluth, Minnesota. He was made general yardmaster of the Lake Terminals in 1896, resigning in September, 1900, to become general yardmaster of the Erie at Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, and three months later was transferred to the eastern terminals as general yardmaster and trainmaster, where he remained until 1906. He was then employed by the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie at Minneapolis as yardmaster, and in November, 1907, became connected with the Northern pacific as general yardmaster at Billings, Montana. In June, 1908, he was made assistant trainmaster on the Rocky Mountain Division; three months afterward he became senior trainmaster on the Montana Division at Livingston, Montana, and in April, 1901, was promoted to the inspector of terminals of the entire system, with headquarters at St. Paul, Minnesota, which position he held at the time of his appointment as superintendent of the Puget Sound Division, as noted above.

No author. Railway Age Gazette, January 24, 1913, p. 187.

 

McDonald, J. R.

President, Washington Southern Railway.

Office: Seattle, Washington.

Was formerly the president of the Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern, resigning that position in February, 1890.

Busbey, T. Addison, editor. The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America, Edition of 1893. Chicago [Ill.]: Railway Age and Northwestern Railroader, 1893, p. 233.

 

McHenry, Edwin Harrison.

Fourth Vice-President New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad and First Vice-President Consolidated Railway, Hartford, Connecticut.

Born: January 25, 1859, at Cincinnati, Ohio.

Educated: Pennsylvania Military College at Chester, Pennsylvania.

Entered railway service: 1883 as rodman on Black Hills Branch, Northern Pacific, since which he has been consecutively rodman, chainman, draftsman, leveler, transitman, assistant engineer, division engineer, principal assistant engineer, and November 1, 1893, to January 1, 1896, chief engineer; October, 1895, to October, 1896, also receiver same road; September 1, 1896, to September 1, 1901, chief engineer reorganized road, the Northern Pacific, in charge of location, construction and maintenance; 1901 and 1902, visited China, Japan and Philippine Islands; June 1, 1902, to May 10, 1904, chief engineer, Canadian Pacific; October 1, 1904, to date, first vice-president, Consolidated Railway, in charge of construction, operation and maintenance of the trolley lines owned by the New York, New Haven and Hartford, and also fourth vice-president, New York, New Haven and Hartford, in charge of Electrical Department covering electrical construction and maintenance of lines operated by electricity.

Busbey, T. Addison, editor. The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America, Edition of 1906. Chicago [Ill.]: Railway Age, 1906, pp. 381-82.

 

Nelson, E. E.

Passenger Traffic Manager.

Office: St. Paul, Minnesota.

Born: Lanesboro, Minnesota, December 15, 1878.

Married: Florence Zimmerman, November 1, 1922.

Children: Charlotte.

Education: Grade schools.

Entered railroad service: 1901 as stenographer to general passenger agent, Northern Pacific. His career has been as follows: 1901 to 1928, stenographer to general passenger agent, rate clerk, assistant chief clerk, chief clerk, assistant general passenger agent, assistant passenger traffic manager, Northern Pacific; 1928—, passenger traffic manager, Northern Pacific, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Home address: 613 Goodrich Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota.

No author. Who’s Who in Railroading – United States, Canada, Mexico, Cuba – 1930 Edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1930, p. 383.

 

Nutt, Henry C.

Fourth Vice-President and General Manager of Lines West of Paradise, Montana.

Office: Union Station, Tacoma, Washington.

            Has been appointed general manager of the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake, with office at Los Angeles, Cal., succeeding R.E. Wells, resigned, effective May 1. Mr. Nutt was born November 12, 1863, at Council Bluffs, Iowa and graduated in 1883 from the Sheffield Scientific School. In August, 1883, he began railway work with the Burlington and Missouri River, and remained with that road and its successor, the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy, until 1906, having been consecutively rodman, trainmaster, assistant superintendent and general superintendent. He was made general superintendent of the Michigan Central at Detroit, Mich., in 1906, and the following year was appointed general manager of the Northern Pacific lines west of Trout Creek, Mont. He was elected fourth vice-president and general manager of the latter road, as above noted, in November, 1909, which office he will resign on May 1, to go with the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake.

No author. Railway Age Gazette, Volume 52, Number 16, p. 963 (1911).

 

Palmer, Bert Elliott.

Assistant General Superintendent.

Office: Tacoma, Washington.

Born: September 13, 1867, in Pennsylvania.

Graduated from high school at Warren, Pennsylvania.

Entered railway service 1887, since which he has been consecutively to 1892, with engineering department Union Pacific; 1892 to 1896, engaged in general engineering and railway construction work; September, 1896, to 1898, resident engineer, Northern Pacific; 1898 to 1900, roadmaster; 1900 to March, 1902, superintendent, Bridges and Buildings, same road; March, 1902, to May 1, 1903, division engineer, same road; May 1, 1903, to April 1905, superintendent, Rocky Mountain Division (Missoula, Montana), and April, 1905, to date, assistant general superintendent same road.

Busbey, T. Addison, editor. The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America, Edition of 1906. Chicago [Ill.]: Railway Age, 1906, p. 458.

 

Palmer, Bert Elliott.

Manager, Northern Pacific Terminal Company of Oregon.

Office: Portland, Oregon.

Born: Pennsylvania.

Education: Public schools.

Entered railway service: 1890, since which he has been consecutively to 1893, in Engineering Department Union Pacific; 1893 to 1895, out of railway service; 1895 to 1902, in Engineering Department, Northern Pacific; 1902 to 1905 division superintendent; 1905 to 1910, general superintendent, Western District, same road; 1910 to 1913, in private practice; 1913 to 1920, engineer Maintenance-of-Way and superintendent, Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation Company (Union Pacific System); 1920 to date, manager, Northern Pacific Terminal Company of Oregon, joint property of the Northern Pacific, the Union Pacific and the Southern Pacific.

Howson, Elmer T., D. A. Steel, and J. B. Tebo, editors. The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America, 1922 edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1922, p. 476.

 

Pearce, William G.

Second Vice-President and General Manager, Griffin Wheel Company.

Office: Chicago, Illinois.

Born: June 11, 1859, at Marietta, Ohio.

Entered railway service: August 1877, since which he has been consecutively to August, 1879, clerk, bookkeeper and chief clerk Comptroller's Office, Missouri, Kansas and Texas at Sedalia, Missouri; August, 1879, to February, 1890, clerk, assistant express auditor, assistant auditor disbursements and auditor disbursements, Northern Pacific Railroad; February, 1890, to May, 1892, general purchasing agent, same road; May, 1892, to September, 1896, assistant general manager, same road; September, 1896, to August, 1900, assistant general superintendent, reorganized road, the Northern Pacific Railway, at Tacoma, Washington; August, 1900, to July 1, 1901, assistant to president, same road, Seattle and International, and Washington and Columbia River; October, 1900, to July 1, 1901, also general manager, Northern Pacific; March, 1902, to date, second vice-president, Griffin Wheel Company; June 5, 1905, to date, also general manger, same company, at Chicago, Illinois.

 

Pearson, Edward J.

Chief Engineer, Pacific Railway.

Office: Seattle, Washington.

Born: October 1863 at Rockville, Indiana.

Education: Graduated from Engineering Department of Cornell University.

Entered railway service: 1880 as rodman Missouri Pacific, since which he has been consecutively to 1883, in Engineering Department Missouri, Kansas and Texas and Atlantic and Pacific; 1883 to 1885, assistant engineer, Northern Pacific; 1885 to April, 1890, supervisor, Bridges, Buildings and Water Supply, Minnesota and St. Paul divisions; April, 1890, to May, 1892, division engineer, Eastern Division of same road; May, 1892, to May, 1894, principal assistant engineer at Chicago in charge of construction of Chicago Terminal Lines and of work on the Wisconsin Central Lines being operated by the Northern Pacific; May, 1894, to August, 1895, superintendent, Yellowstone Division, Glendive, Montana; August, 1895, to December, 1898, superintendent, Rocky Mountain Division, Missoula, Montana; December, 1898, to April, 1902, superintendent, Pacific Division, Tacoma, Washington; April, 1902, to September, 1903, assistant general superintendent; September, 1903, to May 1, 1904, acting chief engineer, and May 1, 1904, to December, 1905, chief engineer; December 1905, to date, chief engineer, Pacific Railway.

Busbey, T. Addison, editor. The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America, Edition of 1906. Chicago [Ill.]: Railway Age, 1906, p. 467.

 

Perkins, Locke McIndoe.

Executive Assistant.

Office: 761 East Fifth Street, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Born: November 20, 1879, at Windsor, Vermont.

Education: Dartmouth College, 1897 to 1901, and Thayer School of Engineering, 1902 to 1903.

Entered railway service: April 20, 1903, as rodman, Northern Pacific, since which he has been consecutively to April, 1905, instrumentman and resident engineer, Seattle terminal construction; April to June, 1905, resident engineer, Denhof Branch construction; June, 1905 to November, 1906, assistant engineer, Lake Superior Division; November, 1906 to April, 1907, assistant engineer construction, second track, Missoula to Garrison, Montana, and White Pine Hill line change; April, 1907 to March, 1910, division engineer district east of Mandan, North Dakota; March, 1910 to June, 1911, engineer, Maintenance-of-Way Lines East of Paradise, Montana; June, 1911 to August, 1918, engineer, Maintenance-of-Way Lines West of Paradise at Tacoma, Washington; August, 1918 to December, 1920, corporate engineer at St. Paul, Minnesota; January 1, 1921 to date, executive assistant at St. Paul, Minnesota; entire service with Northern Pacific Railway.

Howson, Elmer T., D. A. Steel, and J. B. Tebo, editors. The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America, 1922 edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1922, p. 489.

 

Peterson, Harold Robert.

Assistant Chief Engineer.

Office: 176 East Fifth Street, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Born: Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 5, 1896.

Married: Clariece Munsey, January 1, 1940.

Education: Minneapolis public and high schools; University of Minnesota (Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering, 1918).

Entered railway service: November, 1918, as draftsman, district engineer, Northern Pacific. Subsequent career: February to June, 1920, structural draftsman, Toltz, King, and Day, consulting engineers, St. Paul; June 1920 to 1925, draftsman, Bridge Department, Northern Pacific; 1925, inspector, bridge construction, Northern Pacific; 1926 to 1927, resident engineer, branch line construction, Northern Pacific; 1928, assistant engineer, grade seperation project, Northern Pacific; 1929 to 1935, assistant engineer, bridge design, construction and special assignments, Northern Pacific; 1936 to 1937, assistant engineer, special assignment, Spokane, Portland and Seattle; 1938 to October, 1940, assistant engineer, bridge design and special assignments, Northern Pacific; October, 1940, to April, 1944, office engineer, Northern Pacific; April, 1944, to December, 1946, principal assistant engineer; December 1946—, assistant chief engineer, Northern Pacific.

Member: American Railway Engineering Association; American Society of Civil Engineers; Alpha Rho Chi; Congregational.

Home address: 3433 Fifth Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota

No author. Who’s Who in Railroading in North America. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1946, p. 583.

 

Peterson, Harold Robert.

Chief Engineer.

Office: 176 East Fifth Street, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Born: Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 5, 1896.

Married: Clariece Munsey, January 1, 1940.

Education: Minneapolis public and high schools; University of Minnesota (Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering, 1918).

Entered railway service: November, 1918, as draftsman, district engineer, Northern Pacific. Subsequent career: February to June, 1920, structural draftsman, Toltz, King, and Day, consulting engineers, St. Paul; June 1920 to 1925, draftsman, Bridge Department, Northern Pacific; 1925, inspector, bridge construction, Northern Pacific; 1926 to 1927, resident engineer, branch line construction, Northern Pacific; 1928, assistant engineer, grade separation project, Northern Pacific; 1929 to 1935, assistant engineer, bridge design, construction and special assignments, Northern Pacific; 1936 to 1937, assistant engineer, special assignment, Spokane, Portland and Seattle; 1938 to October, 1940, assistant engineer, bridge design and special assignments, Northern Pacific; October, 1940, to April, 1944, office engineer, Northern Pacific; April, 1944, to December, 1946, principal assistant engineer; December, 1946, to March, 1953, assistant chief engineer, Northern Pacific; March, 1953—, chief engineer, Northern Pacific.

Member: American Railway Engineering Association; American Society of Civil Engineers; Engineer’s Society of St. Paul; Northwest Maintenance-of-Way Club; Alpha Rho Chi; St. Paul Athletic Club; Congregational, Republican.

Home address: 3433 Fifth Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Moore, Russell F., editor. Who’s Who in Railroading in North America, 1959 edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1959, p. 500.

 

Poore, J. H.

Executive Assistant.

Office: 176 East Fifth Street, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Born: London, England, December 12, 1885.

Son of: Graydon and Jessie E. (Howson) Poore.

Married: Winifred B. Sharpe, April 4, 1910.

Children: J. Graydon, Janet, Margaret, James, Richard.

Education: Preparatory and grammar schools in England.

Has been with the Northern Pacific since May 1, 1907.

Member: Minnesota Club, Midland Hills Country (St. Paul), Republican, Protestant.

Home address: 1495 Goodrich Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota.

No author. Who’s Who In Railroading in North America, 1940 edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1940, p. 518.

 

Potter, Thomas J.

First Vice-President, Union Pacific Railway Company.

Office: Omaha, Nebraska.

Born: Carroll County, Ohio, August 16, 1840.

Entered railway service: July, 1862; lineman, Engineer’s Corps, Burlington and Missouri River, six months; January, 1866, to January, 1868, station agent, Albia, Iowa, same road; 1868 to 1873, fuel and claim agent, same road, Burlington, Iowa; January, 1873, to April, 1887, with Chicago, Burlington and Quincy; January to August, 1873, general agent, Creston, Iowa; August, 1873, to February, 1875, assistant superintendent, same place; February, 1875, to June, 1878, superintendent, Iowa Division; June, 1878, to December, 1879, general superintendent; December, 1879, to November, 1880, assistant general manager, from which time to September, 1884, also third vice-president as well as general manager, was also for several years vice-president and general manager of the following railroads: St. Louis, Keokuk, and Northwestern; Chicago, Burlington and Kansas City; Chicago and Iowa; vice-president, Hannibal and St. Joseph; September, 1884, to April, 1887, first vice-president and general manager, Chicago, Burlington and Quincy and Burlington and Missouri River; since May 16, 1887, first vice-president, Union Pacific.

No author. The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America, Edition of 1887. Chicago [Ill.]: Railway Age, 1887, p. 256.

 

Prest, Frederick G.

Director of Purchases.

Office: St. Paul, Minnesota.

Born: January 5, 1854, at Queenston, Ontario.

Entered railway service: 1880 as clerk in Purchasing Department, Northern Pacific, since which he has been consecutively 1882 to 1891, chief clerk, same department; 1891 to 1896, assistant purchasing agent; 1896 to November, 1921, purchasing agent, same road; November, 1921, to date, director of purchases, same road.

Howson, Elmer T., D. A. Steel, and J. B. Tebo, editors. The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America, 1922 edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1922, p. 506.

 

Prowell, Courtland S.

Assistant Divsion Superintendent, Cascade Division.

Office: Ellensburgh, Washington Territory.

Born: May 10, 1848, in York County, Pennsylvania.

Entered railway service 1857; to 1861, on Northern Central, successively as section laborer, section foreman, foreman of extra gangs; after close of war until April, 1867, on same road in various positions; 1868 to 1869, laborer, foreman and conductor, work train, St. Joseph and Council Bluffs; from 1869 to 1872, successively conductor, work train, and roadmaster, Kansas City, Ft. Scott and Gulf; 1872 to 1873, roadmaster Missouri, Kansas and Texas; 1873 to fall of 1879, on Texas Central; fall of 1879 to spring of 1883, roadmaster, Lawrence and Southern; spring of 1883 to 1885, roadmaster, superintendent construction, general roadmaster successively, Northern Pacific; 1885 to June, 1886, assistant superintendent; June, 1886, to June, 1887, superintendent, Cascade Division East, and since June, 1887, assistant superintendent, Cascade Division, same road.

No author. The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America, Edition of 1887. Chicago [Ill.]: Railway Age, 1887, p. 256.

 

Prowell, Courtland S.

Division Superintendent, Cascade Division.

Office: Ellensburgh, Washington.

Born: May 10, 1840, in York County, Pennsylvania.

Entered railway service 1857, since which he has been consecutively 1857 to 1861, section laborer Northern Central; 1861 to 1865, in U.S. Army; 1865 to 1867, track foreman, Northern Central; 1868 to fall 1869, laborer, foreman and conductor of work train Kansas City, St. Joseph and Council Bluffs; fall 1869 to 1873, conductor and assistant roadmaster Kansas City, Fort Scott and Gulf; 1873 to 1874, roadmaster and conductor Texas Central; 1877 to 1879, out of service; 1879 to 1883, roadmaster Lawrence and Southern; 1883 to date, superintendent construction, roadmaster, assistant division superintendent, and at present, division superintendent, Northern Pacific Railroad.

Busbey, T. Addison, editor. The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America, Edition of 1893. Chicago [Ill.]: Railway Age and Northwestern Railroader, 1893, p. 298.

 

Rapelje, John Malcolm.

Vice-President.

Office: St. Paul, Minnesota.

Born: January 22, 1857, at Chippewa, Ontario.

Education: Public schools.

Entered railway service: September, 1879, as brakeman Grand Trunk, since which he has been consecutively 1881 to May, 1882, locomotive fireman on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe; May, 1882 to November, 1887, conductor Canadian Pacific; November, 1887 to 1898, conductor, Yellowstone Division, Northern Pacific; 1898 to June, 1902, trainmaster and conductor, same division; June, 1902 to April, 1905, trainmaster, same division; April, 1905 to July, 1908, superintendent, same division; July, 1908 to May, 1910, superintendent, Rocky Mountain Division; May, 1910 to 1912, superintendent, Idaho Division; 1912 to May, 1914, general superintendent, Lines from Mandan, North Dakota to Paradise, Montana; May, 1914 to October, 1914, assistant general manager, same road at St. Paul, Minnesota; October, 1914 to November, 1921, general manager, Lines East of Paradise, Montana; November, 1921 to date, vice-president, Operation and Maintenance, same road, same place.

Howson, Elmer T., D. A. Steel, and J. B. Tebo, editors. The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America, 1922 edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1922, p. 514.

 

Requa, Earl F.

General Solicitor.

Office: 176 East Fifth Street, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Born: Everett, Washington, July 26, 1904.

Son of: Walter J. and Minnie (Sheehan) Requa.

Married: Othella Aadsen July 28, 1931.

Education: Everett High School (1923); University of Washington (LL.B. 1930).

Career: 1930 to 1937, engaged in private practice of law (associated with firm of Padden and Moriarty), Seattle, Washington; November 15, 1937, to December 1, 1945, assistant western counsel, Northern Pacific, Seattle, Washington; December 1, 1945, to May 1, 1949, assistant general counsel, Northern Pacific, St. Paul; May 1, 1949—, general solicitor, Northern Pacific, St. Paul. Republican.

Clubs and fraternities: St. Paul Athletic; Chi Phi; Phi Delta Phi.

Home address: 1845 Hampshire Avenue, St. Paul 16, Minnesota.

Moore, Russell F., editor. Who’s Who in Railroading in North America. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1959, p. 529.

 

Richards, Ira Burton.

Superintendent Transportation.

Office: Tacoma, Washington.

Born: May 20, 1864, at Bowling Green, Missouri.

Education: Public schools.

Entered railway service: 1883 as operator, Chicago and Alton, since which he has been consecutively to 1885, operator Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe at Socorro, New Mexico; 1886, operator and dispatcher St. Louis, Arkansas and Texas at Pine Bluff, Arkansas; 1887, operator Western Union Telegraph at Galveston and Dallas, Texas; 1889, operator Texas and Pacific at Dallas, Denison and Marshall, Texas; May, 1890 to 1892, dispatcher, Northern Pacific at Tacoma, Washington; 1892 to 1894, assistant chief dispatcher, same road; 1895 to 1899, assistant trainmaster; 1899 to 1903, trainmaster, same road; 1903 to May 12, 1910, superintendent, Car Service, and superintendent, Transportation; May 12, 1910, to October, 1920, general superintendent, same road; October, 1920 to date, superintendent, Transportation, Lines West; same road at Tacoma, Washington.

Howson, Elmer T., D. A. Steel, and J. B. Tebo, editors. The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America, 1922 edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1922, pp. 524-525.

 

Roberts, William Milnor.

Engineer-in-Chief.

Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 12, 1810.

Son of: Thomas Paschall and Mary Louise (Baker) Roberts.

Married: Annie Gibson, June, 1837.

Married: Adeline Beelen, November, 1868; at least nine children.

Career: Assistant in survey and construction, Lehigh Canal, between Mauch Chunk and Philadelphia, 1826; senior assistant engineer for proposed Allegheny Portage Railroad, 1831 to 1834; general manager, 1834 to 1835; chief engineer, Lancaster and Harrisburg, 1837; in charge of construction of two-level lattice-truss bridge across Susquehanna River at Harrisburg, 1837; in charge of extensions of Pennsylvania State Canals, 1834 to 1840; built Bellefontaine and Indiana, Allegheny Valley, Atlantic and Mississippi, Iron Mountain; chairman, Commission to Consider Reconstruction of Allegheny Portage; constructed railroads in Middle West, 1855 to 1857; contracted to build Don Pedro Segundo, Brazil, 1865; proposed improvements of Mississippi River at Keokuk, Iowa, 1866; U.S. engineer in charge of improvement of navigation of Ohio River; associate chief engineer in construction of Eads Bridge across Mississippi River at St. Louis, 1868; engineer-in-chief, Northern Pacific, 1869 to 1879; member, Mississippi River Jetty Commission; chief engineer, all public works in Brazil, 1879 to 1881; vice-president, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1873 to 1878; president, 1878. Died Soledad, Brazil, July 14, 1881.

No author. The National Cyclopedia of American Biography. New York: James T. White, 1940, p. 447.

 

Rodine, G. Walter.

Passenger Traffic Manager.

Office: 176 East Fifth Street, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Born: Chicago, 1893.

Entered railway service: 1913, with Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe, remaining with that road until June, 1921, except for service with U.S. Navy during World War One. Subsequent career, all with Northern Pacific, as follows: June 16, 1921 to 1925, various positions in Passenger Department at Chicago, and traveling passenger agent, successively in Cleveland, Ohio, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin; 1925 to 1926, special passenger representative, St. Paul, Minnesota; 1926 to 1931, assistant general agent, Chicago; January 1, 1931 to February 28, 1941, general agent, Passenger Department, Chicago; March 1, 1941 to January 15, 1947, general passenger agent, Seattle, Washington; January 16, 1947 to December 31, 1948, western passenger traffic manager, Seattle; January 1, 1949—, passenger traffic manager, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Moore, Russell F., editor. Who’s Who in Railroading in North America. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1959, p. 540.

 

Rodine Retires as NP Passenger Traffic Head; Scott Named Successor

G. W. Rodine, Passenger Traffic Manager for Northern Pacific, retired Aug. 1 to end a half-century of railroad passenger service. He is succeeded by F. G. Scott, former Western Passenger Traffic Manager at Seattle.

            In the resulting series of new appointments, Leonard Holstrom, General Passenger Agent in St. Paul, became Assistant Passenger Traffic Manager; M. L. Thompson, General Agent in NP’s Passenger Department at Portland, succeeded Scott, and A. T. Mercer, City Passenger Agent in Portland, moved up to Thompson’s former post.

            Rodine began his 50-year rail career in his native Chicago with the [Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway] and came to the NP in 1921. Subsequently, he served as Traveling Passenger Agent in Cleveland and Milwaukee, Special Agent in St. Paul, then returned to Chicago in 1926 as Assistant General Agent.

            Five years later he was named General Agent, a post he held until his appointment as General Passenger Agent at Seattle in 1941. He was promoted to Western Passenger Traffic Manager in 1947, then received the top passenger post in St. Paul two years later.

            Scott was born in Ohio, but grew up in Billings, Mont., where he began his more than 43 years of service with Northern Pacific in 1917. After service at various points on the Rocky Mountain Division, he became City Passenger Agent in Cleveland in 1927. He went to Chicago in 1931 and was named General Agent there in 1941. He received the Seattle appointment in 1949.

            Holstrom spent 12 years with Northern Pacific Terminal Company at Portland before joining the railway company in 1949. The following year he was named Traveling Passenger Agent at Seattle, then went to Spokane in 1952 as City Passenger and Ticket Agent. In 1954 he was named Assistant General Passenger Agent in St. Paul and three years later became General Passenger Agent.

            Thompson started his NP service at St. Paul in 1926 and went West as City Passenger Agent in Spokane in 1937. After eight years in the Inland Empire city he went to Portland, where he was named General Agent in 1956.

            Mercer joined the NP’s Operating Department at Yakima in 1948, then he, too, went to Portland and began his Traffic Department service in 1954. He returned to Yakima as Traveling Passenger Agent the following year, then became City Passenger Agent at Seattle in 1957.

The Tell Tale, August, 1963, p. 7.

 

Shoemaker, Douglas Harlow.

Chief Engineer.

Office: 176 East Fifth Street, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Born: Bushnell, South Dakota, June 18, 1905.

Son of: Harlow Smith and Ada (Holmes) Shoemaker.

Married: Loretta V. Young, August 27, 1927.

Children: Marie Louise, Douglas Joseph, Walter Francis.

Education: University of Minnesota (Bachelor’s of Science, Civil Engineering, 1929).

Career: October, 1929, draftsman, Bridge Department, Northern Pacific, until May, 1932; May, 1932, to June, 1933, inspector, Minnesota Highway Department; June, 1933, to 1935, superintendent and estimator, Nolan Brothers, Incorporated, contractors, Minneapolis; June, 1935, to May, 1936, partner with Industrial Contracting Company, bridge contractors; May, 1936, Northern Pacific, as draftsman, Bridge Department; August, 1936, to October, 1940, instrumentman, inspector, district engineer; October, 1940, to February, 1941, draftsman, Bridge Department; February, 1941, to June, 1942, division engineer, Fargo, North Dakota; June, 1942, to December, 1943, division engineer, Glendive, Montana; December, 1943, to June, 1945, assistant engineer, construction of Bozeman Tunnel; June, 1945, to December, 1947, assistant engineer, location and construction of line change; December, 1947, to May, 1949, office engineer, St. Paul; May, 1949, to February, 1951, principal assistant engineer, St. Paul; February, 1951, to March, 1953, district engineer, St. Paul; March, 1953, to April, 1956, assistant chief engineer, St. Paul; August, 1956, to April, 1958, special assistant, Executive Department; April, 1958, to May, 1962, assistant chief engineer; May, 1962--, chief engineer.

Member: American Society of Civil Engineers (Northwest Section); American Railway Engineering Association (Committee Four); Engineer’s Society of St. Paul; Northwest Maintenance-of-Way Club; Catholic; Republican.

Home address: 1810 Montreal Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Osthoff, Frederick C., editor. Who’s Who in Railroading, 1968 edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1968, p. 449.

 

Simpson, James.

General Master Mechanic.

Office: Tacoma, Washington.

Born: September 26, 1859, at Shrewsbury, England.

Education: High school.

Entered railway service: 1878 as apprentice machinist, Michigan Central at Jackson, Michigan, since which he has been consecutively 1883 to 1885 machinist Northern Pacific, Brainerd, Minnesota; 1885 to 1890 machinist same road at Mandan, North Dakota; 1890 to 1893, night foreman at Jamestown, North Dakota, and Staples, Minnesota; 1893 to 1897, machine shop foreman at Fargo and Mandan, North Dakota; 1897 to 1907, general foreman at Mandan, North Dakota, and Staples, Minnesota; June 1, 1907, to March 1, 1912, master mechanic at Dilworth, Minn.; March 1, 1912, to October 25, 1918, master mechanic at Livingston, Montana; October 25, 1918, to August 26, 1920, master mechanic at Spokane, Washington; August 26, 1920, to date, general master mechanic, Lines West of Paradise, Montana, at Tacoma, Washington.

Howson, Elmer T., D. A. Steel, and J. B. Tebo, editors. The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America, 1922 edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1922, p. 573.

 

Slade, George Theron.

First Vice-President, with office at St. Paul, Minnesota.

Was born July 22, 1871 in New York City. He graduated from Yale University, class of 1893, and entered railway service that year with the Great Northern as a clerk. He was successively timekeeper and assistant roadmaster until august, 1895, when he was made chief clerk to the superintendent of the Eastern Railway of Minnesota. In September of the following year he was advanced to assistant superintendent and one year later was appointed superintendent of that road and the Duluth Terminal Railway. In November, 1899, he became general manager of the Erie and Wyoming Valley and the Delaware Valley and Kingston, which position he held until March, 1901, when he was made superintendent of the Wyoming and Jefferson Divisions of the Erie. Five months later he was promoted to the general superintendency of the Erie Division of that road, resigning April 1, 1903, to go to the Great Northern as general superintendent. Mr. Slade left the Great Northern in 1907 to accept the position of general manager of the Northern Pacific, and in 1910 he was chosen third vice-president of that road, and on August 27, he was elected first vice-president, as above noted.

No author. Railway Age Gazette, August 29, 1913, p. 393.

 

Smith, Arthur B.

Passsenger Traffic Manager.

Office: 176 East Fifth Street, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Born: September 15, 1861.

Entered railway service 1880 as clerk engineer's office Burlington and Missouri River, since which he has been consecutively with same road as division engineer on construction, chief clerk to chief engineer, chief clerk to general passenger agent and to November 1, 1901, assistant general passsenger agent; to May 1, 1904, auditor Yellowstone Park Company; May 1, 1904, to December, 1906, assistant general passenger agent Northern Pacific at St. Paul, Minnesota; December, 1906, to March, 1908, general traffic manager, Consolidated Railway at New Haven, Connecticut; March, 1908, to January, 1922, general passenger agent New York, New Haven and Hartford at New Haven, Connecticut; January, 1922, to date, passenger traffic manager, Northern Pacific at St. Paul, Minnesota.

Howson, Elmer T., D. A. Steel, and J. B. Tebo, editors. The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America, 1922 edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1922, p. 578.

 

Smith, G. L.

System Engineer of Track.

Office: 176 East Fifth Street, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Born: Southampton, England, May 14, 1889.

Education: University College, Southampton.

Entered railroad service: 1910, as chainman on the Northern Pacific, served as assistant engineer at various points until 1915. Subsequent career with same road: 1915-18; rail and track inspector; 1918 to 1920, assistant engineer, Track; 1929 to 1946, engineer, Track, 1946-, system engineer, Track.

No author. Who’s Who in Railroading in North America. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1946, p. 683.

 

Smith, Lowry.

Staff Assistant to Vice-President, Maintenance and Operation.

Office: 176 East Fifth Street, St. Paul, Minnesota.

 

Stevens, Howard Eveleth.

Vice-President, Maintenance and Operation.

Office: 176 East Fifth Street, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Born: Bluehill, Maine, March 8, 1874.

Education: University of Maine (Civil Engineer, 1897).

Career: Engaged in survey and bridge work and in 1900 was associated with Ralph Modjeski, Construction Engineer, Chicago, on bridge design, fabrication and construction, which included, among other structures, the bridge over the Mississippi River at Thebes, Illinois.

Entered railway service: 1904 as a draftsman in the Bridge Department of the Northern Pacific and was later assistant engineer, specializing in steel bridge design; 1906-16, bridge engineer; 1916 to 1928, chief engineer; 1928 to 1938; 1938—, vice-president, Maintenance and Operation.

No author. Who’s Who In Railroading in North America, 1940 edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1940, p. 606.

 

Stotler, August F.

Assistant Chief Engineer.

Office: 181 King Street, Seattle, Washington.

Born: Seattle, Washington, February 22, 1876.

Married: Mary C. Miller.

Children: Jack T.

Education: Puget Sound College and Paulson Academy.

Entered railway service: 1897, chainman, Northern Pacific. He was subsequently to 1909 rodman, transitman, resident engineer on maintenance on the Idaho, Pasco, and Pacific divisions, temporary assistant in connection with the enlargement of the Portland terminals, assistant engineer on location and second track construction at Glendive, Montana, all with the Northern Pacific; for a brief period in 1909, district engineer, Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation Company (Union Pacific); later engaged in private business. Returned to the Northern Pacific in 1911 as assistant engineer on maintenance, since when he has been successively supervisor, Bridges and Buildings, roadmaster, Tacoma Terminals; 1912-13, assistant roadmaster in charge of reballasting; 1913-17, supervisor, Bridges and Buildings, Puget Sound Division; 1917-28, district engineer, Lines West of Ellensburg, Washington, headquarters Seattle; January. 1928—, assistant chief engineer, Lines West of Paradise, Montana, headquarters Seattle, Washington.

No author. Who’s Who in Railroading – United States, Canada, Mexico, Cuba – 1930 Edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1930, p. 495.

 

Taylor, Thomas Madison, Jr., “Tem.”

Director, Customer Service Planning.

Office: 176 East Fifth Street, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Born: Rochester, New York, November 27, 1931.

Son of: Thomas Madison and Elizabeth (Wray) Taylor.

Married: Glendora Boryce, June 15, 1958.

Children: Mary Katherine, Thomas Madison, Gregory Wakefield.

Education: Wesleyan University (Connecticut), BA Economics, 1955; Georgia Institute of Technology, BCE, Civil Enginering, 1957.

Career: 1952-1956, summers, engineer trainee, maintenance-of-way; 1957-1961, management trainee, trainmaster, New York Central; 1962-1966, assistant manager, Car Utilization, assistant to vice-president and manager, Equipement Planning, Louisville and Nashville; 1967—, director, Customer Service Planning, Northern Pacific.

Member: Trustee, 1962 to 1966, City of Kneeland; Association of American Railroads (Data Systems); American Railway Car Identification; American Society of Civil Engineers; Sigma Chi; Presbyterian; Independent.

Home address: 4 East Oriole Lane, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Osthoff, Frederick C., Editor. Who’s Who in Railroading in North America, 1968 edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1968, p. 482.

 

Van Horne, William Cornelius.

President, Cuba Railroad and Cuba Company.

Office: Montreal, Canada.

Born: February, 1843, in Will County, Illinois.

Entered railway service: August, 1857, since which he has been consecutively August, 1857, to 1858, telegraph operator, Illinois Central, Chicago; 1858 to 1864, Joliet Division, Michigan Central, in various capacities; 1864 to 1872, Chicago and Alton, six months ticket agent and telegraph operator, three years train dispatcher, one year superintendent telegraph; July, 1872, to July, 1874, general superintendent, St. Louis, Kansas City and Northern; October, 1874, to October, 1878, general manager, Southern Minnesota; 1877 to December, 1879, president, same company; October, 1878, to December, 1879, general superintendent, Chicago and Alton; January, 1880, to January 1, 1882, general superintendent, Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul; January, 1882, to 1884, general manager, Canadian Pacific; 1884 to 1888, also vice-president, same road; 1888 to June 12, 1889, president; June 12, 1899, to May, 1910, chairman of the board, same road; 1900 to date, president, Cuba Company; also president, Cuba Railroad.

Lane, Harold Francis, editor. The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America, 1913 edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1913, pp. 558-559.

 

Wadsworth, Edwin R.

General Agent.

Office: Chicago, Illinois.

Born August 27, 1833, at Aurora, N.Y.

Entered railway service January 1, 1866, as general agent Chicago, Burlington and Quincy; May 1, 1875, appointed general agent New York, Lake Erie and Western; and May 1, 1884, appointed general agent Northern Pacific.

Busbey, T. Addison, editor. The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America, Edition of 1893. Chicago [Ill.]: Railway Age and Northwestern Railroader, 1893, p. 385.

 

Woodworth, James Grant.

Former Assistant to President.

Born: Hillsdale, Michigan, October 31, 1864.

Son of: Horace Gideon and France Jane (Jurney) Woodworth.

Married: Helen Burnside, November 20, 1895.

Education: common school.

Entered railway service: 1879 as office boy, General Freight Department, Chicago and North Western, serving in that capacity until 1880. Subsequent career has been as follows: 1880 to 1883, telegraph operator and station agent, Chicago and North Western, DeSmet, Dakota; 1883-1884, chief clerk, General Agent’s office, Chicago, St. Paul, Milwaukee and Omaha, Minneapolis, Minnesota; 1884 to 1886, freight solicitor, Union Pacific, Portland, Oregon; 1886 to 1888, traveling freight agent and chief clerk, General Freight Department, Oregon Railway and Navigation; 1888 to 1889, assistant general freight agent, same company; 1889 to 1890, assistant general freight agent, Union Pacific, Portland, Oregon; 1890 to 1891, general freight agent, Pacific Division, same road; 1891 to 1892, assistant general western freight agent, same road, Portland, Oregon; 1892 to 1893, assistant general freight agent, same road, Omaha, Nebraska; 1893 to 1894, general freight agent, Iowa Central; 1894 to 1896, assistant to receiver and general manager, Oregon Railway and Navigation; 1896 to 1897, assitant to presdient; 1897 to 1899, general freight agent, same road; 1899 to 1902, traffic manager, Pacific Coast Company; 1902 to 1904, assistant to first vice-president, Chicago, Burlington and Quincy; 1905 to 1913, traffic manager, Northern Pacific; 1913 to 1918, vice-president in charge of traffic, same road; 1918 to 1920, traffic assistant to regional director, U.S. Railroad Administration; 1920 to 1931, vice-president in charge of traffic, Northern Pacific, St. Paul, Minnesota; 1931 to January 1, 1938, assistant to president, Northern Pacific.

Home address: 453 Portland Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota.

No author. Who’s Who in Railroading in North America, 1940 edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1940, p. 706.

 

Zwight, Silas D.

General Mechanical Superintendent.

Office: St. Paul, Minnesota.

Born: May 23, 187, at La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Education: Public schools and business college.

Entered railway service: May 1886 on the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy. In June, 1888, entered the service of the Northern Pacific Railroad as a locomotive fireman on the Dakota Division, since when he has been successively locomotive engineer, road foreman of engines, master mechanic, general master mechanic, assistant to the mechanical superintendent, mechanical superintendent and acting general mechanical superintendent; December, 1923, to date, general mechanical superintendent, headquarters, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Home address: 117 Macalester Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota.

No author. Who’s Who in Railroading – United States, Canada, Mexico, Cuba – 1930 Edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1930, p. 579.

 

REFERENCES

1885 – First Edition

Talbott, E. H., Hobart, H. R., editors. The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America for 1885. Chicago [Ill.]: Railway Age, 1885.

 

1887 – Second Edition

No author. The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America for 1887. Chicago [Ill.]: Railway Age, 1887.

 

1893 – Third Edition

Busbey, T. Addison, editor. The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America, Edition of 1893. Chicago [Ill.]: Railway Age and Northwestern Railroader, 1893.

 

1896 – Fourth Edition

Busbey, T. Addison, editor. The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America, Edition of 1896. Chicago [Ill.]: Railway Age and Northwestern Railroader, 1896.

 

1901 – Fifth Edition

Busbey, T. Addison, editor. The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America, Edition of 1901. Chicago [Ill.]: Railway Age, 1901.

 

1903 – Sixth Edition

Busbey, T. Addison, editor. The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America, Edition of 1903. Chicago [Ill.]: Railway Age, 1903.

 

1906 – Seventh Edition

Busbey, T. Addison, editor. The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America, Edition of 1906. Chicago [Ill.]: Railway Age, 1906.

 

1913 – Eighth Edition

Lane, Harold Francis, editor. The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America, 1913 Edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1913.

 

1922 – Ninth Edition

Howson, Elmer T., D. A. Steel, and J. B. Tebo, editors. The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America, 1922 Edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1922.

 

1930 – Ninth Edition

No author. Who’s Who in Railroading – United States, Canada, Mexico, Cuba – 1930 Edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1930.

 

1940 – Tenth Edition

No author. Who’s Who in Railroading in North America. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1940.

 

1946 – Eleventh Edition

No author. Who’s Who in Railroading in North America. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1946.

 

1949 – Twelfth Edition

Tavenner, C. B., editor. Who’s Who in Railroading in North America. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1949.

 

1954 – Thirteenth Edition

Tavenner, C. B., Ortlanghaus, Anna, editors. Who’s Who in Railroading in North America. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1954.

 

1959 – Fourteenth Edition

Moore, Russell F., editor. Who’s Who in Railroading in North America. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1959.

 

1964 – Fifteenth Edition

Moore, Russell F., editor. Who’s Who in Railroading in North America. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1964.

 

1968 – Sixteenth Edition

Osthoff, Frederick C., editor. Who’s Who in Railroading in North America. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1968.

 

1971 – Seventeenth Edition

Osthoff, Frederick C. Who’s Who in Railroading and Rail Transit, 1971 edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1971.

 




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Title: Who's Who on the Main Street of the Northwest.
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