The Journal News 11 March 1893

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The Journal News 11 March 1893 - HAMHTOK PRESIDE*!*. Short SkttehM of the M«a in...
HAMHTOK PRESIDE*!*. Short SkttehM of the M«a in Midit Who Are Pr«- identi. On, There is the Pr«s r ^ dent of the United States there are presidents of societies: in there are presidents of various kind but today the DEMOCRAT will deal wit "Hamilton presidents" of Incorporate companies. Hamilton has always been consldere a manufacturing city and the number o its corporations and the amount of wor donefcv teem surely confirms this. Wit! out a doubt we bave a number of tb most energetic and prosperous concern in the country both in the way of manu factunng companies and other organiza tior.s. At the head of these are men o means, men of ii. nuence, men of ability They are, nearly all of them, men wh from a meagre beginning, have worke themselves up to the positions they no\ occupy. The most of our manufactories an< big business interests are controlled by an incorporated company at the bead o each of which Is a president. Among these is William Ritchie, pres ident of the Advance Manufacturing Co.. which was incorporated Octobe ••if', 1S87, with a capital stock of {50,000 and also of the Ritchie & Dyer Co., in corporated Aprils', 1879, with a capita stock of t50,000. Mr. Ritchie was born in Cincinnati May 36,1839; received his education in the public schools. At the age of four teen he began an apprenticeship in tl e machinery trade with Owens, Lane Dyer, and worked with them until 1879 when the Ritchie & Dyer company was formed. He was elected chief of the fire department in 1879 (or two years on an independent ticket. He served during the rebellion in the fiftieth and sixty-ninth regiments, O. V. I. He is a self-made man, Wm. Beckett, presided of the Beckett Paper Co., which was incorporated in December 1S8S, is the son of Robert and Mary Crawford Beckett, and was born in Hanover township, March 17, 1821. Gratuated from Miami nniyersity in 1844. Came to Hamilton in 1844, and studied law with Hon. John Woods. He was a director of the C. H. & D. and C. H. & I. He is one of our oldest and best citizens. John Frederick Bender, president of tbe J. F. Bender & Bros. Co., incorporated February 8, 1886, with a capital stock of 1100,000, was born in Germany, September 28, 1830. Educated in tbe government school. Learned the car penter trade with his father. Served as a conscript in the Prussian army three years. Came to America and direct to Hamilton, with his parents, in 1855. He is a member of the Lutheran church. During the civil war he served under Col. Thomas Moore In the 167th O V. J. An energetic and careful business man.' Capt. Wm. C. Margedant is president of the Bentel-Margedant Co., which was incorporated in May, 1885, with a capital stock of J200.000. 'Capt. Margedant is one of our public spirited citizens and has long been a resident of Hamilton. He served his-country faithfully as a member of an engineering corps during the rebellion. He is devoted to the G. A. R. and Loyal Legion. A member of the Hamilton Centennial society. A self-made man; a great lover of his home. Frank Xavler Block, president of th Black & Clawson Co., incorporated Jann ary i, 16113, with a paid-up capital o $250,000, is a son of the late Peter Blac and was born in this city in 1648. I 1872 he was urged by the paper manu facturers of this valley to start in tn roll-grinding business. He then wen to Wilmington, Del, to learn the bus ness and worked for three years for dollar a day for J. Morton Poole. Re turning he commenced the business tha has grown to its present gigantic pro portions. Alexander Gordon is president of tb Gordon Steam Pump Co., which was or ganized in January 1, 1883. He Is Scotch descent but was born in Canada In 1874 he came to this city to locate, en terlng the employ of the Cope & Max well Co., which firm his company ha succeeded. It was not until 1888 that h became a citizen of the United States He Is a very successful business man,: hall fellow well met. He was at on< time elected a director of the Firs National bank but did not serve. He i also a large real estate owner of the city and owns a large part of the Nil< Tool Works Co., which company he giv< his whole attention. Mr. Gordon Is the richest man In Hamilton. He Is a fluen talker, has traveled much and is wel educated and Is a royal entertainer in his home. [Tbe article on "Hamilton's Pr dent's" will be continued next Saturday

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  1. Hamilton Evening Journal,
  2. 11 Mar 1893, Sat,
  3. Page 4

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