Successful Men From Manhattan 1913 Ihlseng-Martine

 
 
Ihlseng, Axel 0., mining engineer; born New York City, Feb. 20, 1855; sons Lar C. and Anna M. Ihlseng; educated public schools; grad. College City of N.Y., B.S.; School of Mines, Columbia College; C.E., E.M.; married April 18, 1887, Susanne M. Reston; one daughter, Olga Kathryn, born Aug. 21, 1890. Engaged in general mining business; connected with the zinc industry 25 years; closely identified with the Am. and European smelters; many times abroad; recognized as an expert in zinc and zinc mining in the U.S. Episcopalian. Mem. Am. Inst. Mining Eng'rs Club, N.Y. Athletic. Address: 541 W. 124th St., N.Y. City.

Johnson, Walter Lathrop, banker and broker of New York City, where he was born Dec. 14, 1874; son of John E. and Frances E. (Hal- lock) Johnson; graduated from Princeton Univ., A.B., 1897. Engaged in business in Wall street since 1898; engaged as office manager of Shearson, Hammil & Co., 1902, partner of firm since 1907; vice-president Onderdonk Estate. Republican; Presbyterian. Recreations: Fishing, tennis. Clubs: Princeton of New York (treasurer) Lawyers, Sleepy Hollow Country.

Jones, E. Clarence, banker of New York City; born New York City, 1808; son John Parry and Ellen J. (Hovey) Jones; educated Coll. City of N.Y.; unmarried. Head of banking firm of E. Clarence Jones & Co. (sole partner); founded firm in 1889 at age of 21; has handled many large and important financial operations. Mem. N.Y. Stock Exchange, Hus traveled in Europe and elsewhere several months each year for many years. Long maintained a coaching stable in N.Y.; also one or more automobiles abroad for touring annually; has been exhibitor at shows. Recreationist Horseman, automobilist, hunting, fishing. Pres. Amer. Embassy Ass'n. Clubs: Metropolitan. Lawyers, Lambs, Ardsley, Larchmont Yacht, Stock Exchange, Greenveil Country (all N.Y. City); Stoke Poges, Harewood Downs Golf. Worpleston Golf (London); Triton Fish and Game (Canada); Cercle de Bois de Boulogne, Travelers, Polo, La Boulie, Isle de Putreaux, St. Cloud (Paris), Golf. International (Baden Baden).

Keller, Emil Ernest, engineer, manufacturer and capitalist of Detroit, Mich., was born in N.Y. City, Oct. 16, 1863; son of John B. and Susan (Brueck) Keller; educated in public schools of N.Y. City, Miss Shaw's private school, and public schools in Rochester, until 1875; German- American Institute, Rochester, N.Y., until 1878; self educated in engineering lines while earning living; married, Oct. 23, 1884, Ella Miller, daughter of A. R. and Martha Miller, of Attica, N.Y. Learned machinist trade with Yawman & Erhe, Rochester, N.Y., becoming foreman of a department in 1883; entered into partnership in machine work, 1885; burned out, in 1886, took position as superintendent of Clark Novelty and Machine Works, Rochester, until 1888; removed to Pittsburgh, Pa., Jan., 1888; engaged in electrical construction work with the Westinghouse interests; placed in charge of all Pittsburgh construction and contracting in April, 1888; appointed manager of Chicago territory in Nov., 1888; resigned to take appointment of electrical engineer of Department of Electricity. World's Columbian Exposition, 1891; resigned July, 1892, to accept position of manager and general superintendent, covering all work connected with carrying out contract of the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co. for lighting, power, and exhibits at the exposition. Elected vice-president and director Westinghouse Machine Co., and removed to Pittsburgh, Jan., 1894; also vice-president and director Pittsburgh Meter Co.; director Westinghouse Foundry Co., Security Investment Co., Nernst Lamp Co., and Westinghouse Interworks Railroad Co., all Westinghouse interests located at Pittsburgh; now president and principal owner Detroit Insulated Wire Co., Metal Products Co., and Insulating Materials Co., all of Detroit, and director Bower Roller Bearing Co., Detroit. Member American Society Mechanical Engineers, American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania, National Association of Manufacturers of the U.S., Franklin Institute, National Civic Federation, American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Geographic Society. Republican. Recreations: Automobiling, golf. boating. Clubs: Duquesne, Automobile (Pittsburgh); Detroit and Motor Boat (Detroit); Engineers (N.Y. City).

Kelly, J. Redding, portrait painter of 217 West One Hundred and Twenty-fifth St., New York City, was born Aug. 5, 1873, in New York City. She is a portrait painter and has been instructor of the National Academy of Design, 1911. She is instructor of art of the College of the City of New York.

King, Edward Julian
, of Hakodate, Japan; born in New York City, March 29, 1866; merchant; appointed consular agent at Hakodate March 2, 1904.

Kingsland, William A., auditor Canadian Northern Quebec Ry. and Quebec & Lake St. John Ry. Office: Quebec, Que. Born Jan. 5, 1869, at New York, N.Y. Educated in the public schools. Entered railway service 1887, since which he has been consecutively to fall of 1889, billing clerk Delaware & Lackawanna Rd. at New York pier 41; fall of 1889 to Oct. 26, 1900, in office of auditor freight accounts New York Central & Hudson River Rd.; Oct. 26, 1900, to date, auditor Great Northern Ry. of Canada and its successor, the Canadian Northern Quebec Ry.; April 1, 1907, to date, also auditor Quebec & Lake St. John Ry.

Kolb, William Leggett
, clergyman of Bristol, Pa., was born Oct. 17, 1851, in New York City. He studied at the College of the City of New York, and Colgate Academy. He was assistant pastor of the Betheden Church of Philadelphia from 1879-1880. Assistant rector of the Church of Transfiguration from 1885-1887.

Kunz, George Frederick, scientist of New York City, where he was born; son of J. G. and Maria Ida (Widmer) Kunz; educated public schools and Cooper Union; received degree of A.M. from Columbia Univ., 1898, Ph.D., Univ. of Marburg. 1903, Knox Coll.. D.Sc.. 1907; married, N.Y. City, Oct. 29, 1881, Sophia Leore Handforth; two daughters. Third vice-president and gem expert. Tiffany & Co.; special agent U.S. Geol. Survey. 1882-1909. Mem. and former vice-president Am. Inst.  Mineralogical Club; honorary curator of precious stones in American Museum of Natural History. Chairman City Hall Celebration Committee 1909-1913. Active in efforts for the protection of the Palisades and other scenic objects; president American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society. Was juror of the Nashville Exposition; juror Jamestown Exposition, 1907. Honorary member Uralian Natural History Society of the Ural Mountains; chevalier Legion d'Honneur and officer d'Instruction Publique de France; honorary member Chamber of Commerce of Precious Stones, Paris; honorary member Columbia Alumni Association; Knight of Saint Olaf. Norway; fellow N.Y. Academy Sciences, A.A.A.S., and American Geological Society; officer Order Rising Sun, Japan; chairman N.Y. Section Inst. Min. Eng., vice-president City History Club; chairman sub-committee on Scientific and Historical Exhibits, Hudson-Fulton Celebration Commemoration. Senior joint-author: Book of the Pearl, and of over 100 books and pamphlets on gems, minerals, etc. Republican. Episcopalian. Clubs: Union League, Grolier. National Arts, Mineralogical.

Landon, Francis G.
, ex-assemblyman of New York City, where he was born Aug. 20, 1859; son of Charles Griswold and Susan H. Landon; descendant John Leverett, governor Colony of Mass., 1673-79, Major Peter Gordon, Captain David Landon, and Chaplain Andrew Hunter of Army of the Revolution, and members of the. Society of the Cincinnati. Educated, Anthon's Grammar School, N.Y. City, Williston Seminary, Easthampton, Mass., and graduated from Princeton University, class of 1881. He is a member Graduate Council, Princeton University. Married, 1897, Mary Homer Toel. Two children, Adelaide and Eleanor. Member of the Graduate Council, Princeton University; member 7th Regiment of N.Y. City, and for four years was its adjutant; in 1895, became captain Co. I; in 1899, with associate officer, went to England to represent the 7th Regiment and National Guard of State; resigned and received full and honorable discharge, 1902; rejoined 7th Regiment, Dec., 1908, having been elected major. Elected to Assembly, State of N.Y., 1900, upon Republican ticket and re-elected in 1901 and 1902. Presidential elector, State of N.Y., 1904; appointed by President Roosevelt, 3d secretary American Embassy at Berlin, Jan., 1905, and 2d secretary American Embassy at Vienna, May, 1905, serving until June, 1907, when resigned. Elected Sept., 1907, chairman Dutchess County Republican Committee; appointed June, 1907, by Gov. Hughes a member of the commission to inquire into the condition of the National Guard and Naval Militia; June, 1909, appointed by Gov. Hughes member of Militia Council State of N.Y.; member Chamber of Commerce State of N.Y. Clubs: Union, University, Princeton, N.Y. Athletic, N.Y. Yacht.

Lanterbach, Edward, lawyer, was born in New York City on August 12, 1844. His education was begun in the public schools and continued in the College of the City of New York, from which he was graduated with honors in 1864, later receiving the honorary degree of LL.D. from Manhattan College. Upon the completion of this course he began the study of law, and after his admission to the bar he rose rapidly in his profession. and is now the senior member of the well-known firm of Hoadly, Lauterbaeh & Johnson. He has three daughters. A son, also a member of that firm, died a few years ago. Mr. Lauterbaeh Las attained much distinction as a lawyer. He has made an exhaustive study of the statutes relating to corporations and has a high standing at the bar as a specialist in this branch of practice. He has .successfully conducted a large number of important litigations involving intricate points of law, and has a wide reputation for being able to settle large cases outside the courts. He has also been a prominent figure in railroad circles as an organizer. Mr. Lauterbaeh has always been a Republican, and has taken an active part in state and national politics. For *-ome years he was chairman of the Republican County Committee of New York, and was a delegate-at-large to the St. Louis Convention of 1904, and a member of the committee appointed to draft the platform. He was a delegate-at-large from New York City to the Constitutional Convention of 1894, and chairman of its Committee on Public Charities. He has been closely identified with charitable, educational and philanthropic work; was president of the Board of Trustees of the College of the City of New York, and a regent of the University of the State of New York for seven years. He is a director of and counsel for a large number of railway, steamship and industrial companies.

Levy, Jefferson M., congressman, was born in New York City. He was elected to the Fifty-sixth and Sixty-second Congresses; and re-elected to the Sixty-third Congress as a Democrat.

Lewis, Robert, . physician, otologist and rhinologist of 48 West Fortieth St., New York City, was born March 8, 1862, in New York City. He graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, the medical department of the Columbia University. He has been surgeon in the aural department of the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary since 1901; has been professor of clinical otology in the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University since 1908.  He is a contributor to The Reference Handbook. He is a member of the New York Academy of Medicine.

MacGregor, Willard Holmes, engineer; born N.Y. City, May 3, 1865; son Henry and Mary M. (Holmes) MacGregor: grad. Coll. City of N.Y., 1884; Stevens Inst. of Technology, M.E.. 1896; married, N.Y. City, 1901. B. H. MacDonald. Instr. experimental mechanics, Stevens Inst.. 1897. Successively draughtsman with Dr. Cary T. Hutchinson; ass't factory sup't, and salesman Ward-Leonard Elec. Co.; mg'r N.Y. office for Cutler Hammer Mf'g Co.; mg'r N.Y. office of Dictaphone Co. of America; eng'ring salesman industrial dep't. Westinghouse Elec. & Mf'g Co.; gen. mg'r for Aladdhi Co. Republican; Congregationalist. Mem. Am. Inst. Elec. Eng'rs, N.Y. Elec. Soc., Illuminating Eng'ring Soc., Stevens Alumni Ass'n, Tau Beta Pi. Recreations: Yachting, music. Clubs: Engineers, Mendelssohn Glee (active since 1895), Bayside Yacht. Address: 165 Broadway,. N.Y. City.

Martin, Behrman, mayor of New Orleans, La., was born in New York City. He is mayor of the City of New Orleans. He has been council clerk; member of the School Board; president of the Board of Assessors; auditor of the State of Louisiana and a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1898.

Martine, James Edgar, United States senator from New Jersey, was born in the City of New York, August, 1850; attended the public schools, but owing to the death of his father was compelled to leave school at the age of 13 years; is by occupation a farmer; is married; never held public office; at the primary election for United States senator he was elected, His term of service will expire March 3, 1917.


 
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