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Biographical Sketch of George F. Gund

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Gund, George F.; brewer; born La Crosse, Wis., April 5, 1855; educated, public school, La Crosse, Wis., and Northwestern University, at Watertown, Wis.; one son, George, graduated from Harvard, 1909; now residing in Seattle, Wash.; one daughter, Agnes, who attended The Mittelberger, Hathaway-Brown and Briar-Cliff Schools; served in the city council at La Crosse, Wis., for three years, at the age from 22 to 25; member (three years) Governor’s Guard, La Crosse, Wis.; business career: Six years with the Batavian Bank, La Crosse, Wis.; sec’y and treas. the John Gund Brewing Co. of La Crosse, until 1880; when he moved to Seattle, Wash., and purchased an interest in a brewing concern there; three years later, the Seattle brewing concerns became the Seattle Brewing & Malting Co., of which he was pres. until 1897; in the spring of 1897, came to Cleveland and purchased the Jacob Hall Brewing Co., which, on Jan. 1, 1900, was changed to the Gund Brewing Co.; pres. and treas. The Gund Brewing Co.; director, Broadway Savings & Trust Co.; Woodland Ave. Savings & Trust Co., Cleveland Life Insurance Co., and The Realty & Rental Co.; past pres. Cleveland Brewers Board of Trade; past pres. and trustee Ohio Brewers Ass’n; past trustee four years and for many years member labor committee of the United States Brewers Assn; member Iris Lodge, No. 229, Webb Chapter, No. 14, Oriental Commandery, No. 12, Al Koran Temple, Lake Erie Consistory; member Athletic and Euclid Clubs.


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