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Biographical Sketch of William George Dietz

Dietz, William George; investment banker; born, Warren, O., April 7, 1857; son of August A. and Katherine Baehr Dietz; educated public school and in the private school of Miss Sackett, in Warren; graduated Hiram College, 1881, Ph. B.; married, Solon, O., Nov. 18, 1885, Jessie B. Pettibone; one daughter, Marian; deputy auditor Trumbull County, 1867-1877; sec’y to Dr. B. A. Hinsdale, supt. of the Cleveland public Schools, from September, 1882, to February, 1886; was one of the first two teachers in the night schools of Cleveland; taught news boys; with Lamprecht Bros. & Co., bankers, 1886-1893; organized the firm of Dietz, Denison & Prior in January, 1893; retired from the firm in 1898; sec’y Guarantee Trust Co. in 1898-1900; in business in New York from 1900 to 1904; in business in Cleveland, as investment banker, from 1905 to date; pres. Eastern Heights Land Co., Elyria, O.; director The Musterole Co. and Cleveland Metal Craft Co.; member Investment Bankers Ass’n of America; trustee Hiram College since 1892; trustee Western Reserve Historical Society; member Chamber of Commerce, Union, Euclid and University...

Biographical Sketch of Edwin John Leavenworth

Leavenworth, Edwin John; lithographer and stationer; born, St. Catherines, Canada, March 27, 1859; son of E. S. and Cindrella Leavenworth; educated, St. Catherines High School and Collegiate Institute; married, Solon, Ohio, Aug. 24, 1881, Elizabeth M. Harper; issue, Fred H., Edwin H., Ethel M., and Grace E., at the age of 20, engaged in the printing and publishing business; was editor and publisher of the St. Catherines Daily and Weekly News; issued Sundayschool papers, church weeklies, and Government periodicals, and conducted a book and stationery store; came to Cleveland in 1888, forming business partnership with Short & Forman, now The Forman-Bassett Co.; when in Canada, was identified with the Reform party; personally and through his newspapers took an active part in politics; Republican for twenty-five years; served one term on “The Committee of Fifteen”; was never a candidate for any office; sec’y The Forman-Bassett Co.; member Masonic Order, and the Chamber of Commerce; a grandson of Hiram Leavenworth, who went to Canada in 1826, to conduct the Government printing office; he was connected with William Hamilton Merritt and Sir William McKenzie, through whose united efforts The Welland Canal was constructed; the Leavenworth family have been prominent in the military, political and educational history of the Eastern and Middle States for 200...

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