ARTHUR BURDETTE DANIELS, the distinguished president of the L. L. Brown Paper Company of Adams, stands among the leaders in his field of industrial progress in New England, and as a leading business executive of Western Massachusetts is affiliated with numerous important interests. He has reached his present outstanding position by the force of his own initiative and devotion to worthy purpose. Mr. Daniels is a son of Amos Dixon and Helen Lucretia (Cross) Daniels, his father was for many years a hotel proprietor and, during the later period of his life, active in association with the New Home Sewing Machine Company, of Orange, Massachusetts, in the capacity of general agent.
Arthur Burdette Daniels was born in Ashfield, Massachusetts, October 21, 1861. Receiving his early education in the local public schools he gained only the advantages of the high school course, then entered the employ of the L. L. Brown Paper Company, of Adams, of which he is now president. The faithful and steadfast purpose which has carried him to this high level of industrial progress is one of the commendable instances of high achievement which it is the privilege of the biographer to record on these pages. Mr. Daniels served first as bookkeeper, entering the organization in 1878, and fourteen years later he was elected treasurer and general manager of the company. He continued active in these responsible capacities until 1919, when he was elected president of the corporation. The L. L. Brown Paper Company holds leading rank among paper manufacturers in New England and its importance to the city of Adams is universally recognized. Mr. Daniels is further interested in industrial progress as one of the founders of the Knickerbocker Portland Cement Company, of Hudson and New York City, of which he was for many years treasurer and later president. He is a director of the Berkshire Life Insurance Company of Pittsfield; a director and corporator of the Columbian National Life Insurance Company, of Boston; a director of the Greylock National Bank, of Adams; a director and corporator of the American Investment Securities Company, of Boston, and a director of the American Paper Exports Incorporated, of New York A Republican in his political convictions, Mr. Daniels has few other affiliations except more or less closely in line with his work. Fraternally he holds membership in the Masonic Order. He is a member, and was formerly president, of the Writing Paper Manufacturers’ Association, of New York, and the American Paper & Pulp Association, also of New York His social affiliations are with the New York Athletic Club; the Adams Colonial Club, of Adams; the Park Club, of Pittsfield, and the Berkshire Club, of North Adams. He attends the Congregational Church.
Arthur Burdette Daniels married at Adams, November 8, 1882, Ida A. Millard, daughter of George Fairchild and Elizabeth Ann (Mather) Millard, and they are the parents of three children: Bessie Helen, born February 20, 1884, wife of Theodore R. Plunkett; Arthur Millard, born February 13, 1887; and Rupert Burdette, born August 11, 1888.