Biography of Angus R. Callender

Angus R Callender, secretary and treasurer of the Badger Foundry Company, was born in Racine County, August 4, 1876, a son of Richard Callender. who was one of the early residents of this section of the state. After obtaining a high school education he entered the employ of the J. I. Case Threshing Machine Company, with which he spent nineteen years, thoroughly acquainting himself with every phase of the work entrusted to him and winning promotion front time to time until he became chief clerk of the manufacturing department. He severed that connection in order to enter into active association with the Badger Foundry Company, which was organized in July, 1910. The present officers of the company are: William H. Schroeder. president: Frank F. Moore; vice president: and A. R. Callender, secretary and treasurer. The plant occupies a half block, three hundred and thirty by two hundred and forty feet, and is mostly two stories in height. They make high grade castings for general machine work and employ from one hundred to one hundred and twenty men, most of whom are skilled for the particular duties which devolve upon them. They ship castings as far east as Philadelphia and Cleveland and the establishment is numbered among the factories of Racine which are continually sending forth their output into various sections of the country, establishing the city’s reputation as a great manufacturing center. Mr. Callender’s experience with the Case Company made him well qualified for the active work which has devolved upon hint since becoming one of the officers in this concern, in which connection he is bending his energies to administrative direction and executive control, knowing the demands and the possibilities of the trade.

In 1905 Mr. Callender was united in marriage to Miss Emma Hess, a daughter of Phillip and Ella (Bailey) Hess, who were early residents of Racine. Our subject and his wife have three children: Richard, Mary and Geraldine. In his fraternal relations Mr. Callender is a Mason, having taken the degrees of blue lodge and chapter. In his life he loyally adheres to the teachings of the craft and he has the high regard of his brethren in the order as well as of his colleagues and contemporaries in business circles.

MLA Source Citation:

Racine County Wisconsin History: Racine Belle City of the lakes and Racine County Wisconsin a record of settlement organization progress and achievement. SJ Clarke Pub Co. Chicago. 1916. 1216 pgs. Web. 30 January 2015. - Last updated on Aug 13th, 2012


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