Biography of Arthur Wolfe Brady

ARTHUR WOLFE BRADY, The president of the Union Traction Company of Indiana, whose home for a number of years had been in Anderson, was born at Muncie, January 13, 1865, a son of General Thomas J. and Emeline (Wolfe) Brady, On his father’s side there is a combination of both Irish and English stock, while the maternal forbears were some of them German and others French, On both sides the earliest members of the family came to the United States during the eighteenth century, His father, the late Thomas J. Brady was born at Muncie in 1839, and he died at Jersey City, New Jersey, in 1904, A lawyer by profession he won distinction in military affairs, and in public life, He served throughout the Civil war, with the rank of Captain and Major in the Eighth Indiana Infantry, and was colonel of the one hundred and seventeenth and the one hundred and fortieth Indiana regiments, and was brevetted brigadier general towards the close of the war, For a number of years he was editor and publisher of the Muncie Times, served as consul at St, Thomas, West Indies, was supervisor of internal revenue, and still later held the post of second assistant postmaster general at Washington, Emeline Wolfe Brady was born at Westfield, Ohio, in 1842, and died at Muncie in 1884.

Arthur W. Brady attended the public schools of Muncie, prepared for college at a private school m Connecticut, graduated from Yale University A. B. in the class of 1887, during the following year read law in the office of an uncle at Fort Wayne and was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan in June, 1889, with the degree of LL, B. Mr. Brady practiced law at Muncie from 1889 to 1902, and maintained an office at Indianapolis from 1902 until 1904, He was elected mayor of Muncie on the Democratic ticket in 1902, and his service in that office continued until September, 1905, He became general counsel for the Union Traction Company of Indiana, and in 1904 was elected president of this the largest interurban transportation company in the state, It was at that time known as the Indiana Union Traction Company, and is now the Union Traction Company of Indiana. The main offices of the company were moved to Anderson in the fall of 1904, and his home has been in that city since that date.

Mr. Brady is a Democrat, and during the time of the free-silver issue of 1896 belonged to the Gold Wing of that party, In June, 1893, he married Jane Ninde, daughter of Lindley M. and Beulah C. Ninde, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, She died in the same year, and in 1901 he married Caroline H. McCulloch, daughter of Dr. James McCulloch and Caroline J. McCulloch of Muncie, Mr. Brady has two sons: George Wolfe Brady, born at Indianapolis, August 22, 1903; and Arthur Adam Brady, born at Anderson, February 23, 1905.

MLA Source Citation:

Forkner, John. History of Madison County, Indiana: a narrative account of its historical progress, its people and its principal interests. Chicago: The Lewis publishing company, 1914. Web. 31 January 2015. - Last updated on Aug 29th, 2012


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