Richards, Franklin B.; iron merchant; born, North Andover, Mass., Nov. 12, 1862; son of Albert D. and Mary Preston Richards; educated, grammar and high school, Somerville, Mass.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, Mass., 1884, degree S. B.; married, Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 8, 1886, Caroline A. Dimick; two daughters, Katherine E., and Dorothy; chemist Stafford Mining Co., North Stafford, Vt.; 1885, asst. chemist, Joliet Steel Works: chemist Bonner Hill Iron & Coal Co., Youngstown, O., 1886; supt. same Company, 1888; mgr. Ore Sales, Tod, Stambaugh & Co.. Cleveland; mgr. Buena Vista Iron Co., Virginia, 1890-1893; Ore Dept., M. A. Hanna Co.; 1893; mgr. Pig Iron and Ore Dept., 1894; vice pres. and director Detroit Iron & Steel Co.; treas. and director United Iron & Steel Co.; director in the following companies: Pennsylvania Iron & Coal Co., Penner Iron & Coke Co., Pittsburgh Ore Co., Cuyahoga Coal Co., Milwaukee Coke & Gas Co.; member American Institute of Mining Engineers and American Iron & Steel Institute; member Union, Country, Mayfield, Hermit, and Euclid Clubs, Cleveland; Duquesne Club, Pittsburgh, Buffalo Club, Buffalo, N. Y., Detroit Club, Detroit, Mich., University and Engineers Clubs, New York. Fond of Golf, Tennis and Yachting.
Biographical Sketch of Franklin B. Richards
MLA Source Citation:The Book of Clevelanders: A Biographical Dictionary of Living Men of the City of Cleveland. Burrows Book Company. 1914. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 30 September 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/ohio/biographical-sketch-of-franklin-b-richards.htm - Last updated on Mar 10th, 2012
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