Biographical Sketch of Robert H. Perdue
Perdue, Robert H.; insurance; born, Cleveland, Nov. 11, 1874; son of Eugene H. and Cornelia H. Van Tine Perdue; educated, public schools and University School of Cleveland; Yale University, class of 1896, degree of Ph. B.; married, Cleveland, Feb. 28, 1901, Eleanor H. Morgan; veteran of Troop A, O. N. G.; began business with the Cleveland Leader, becoming advertising mgr.; January, 1902, bought interest in insurance firm of Wm. B. Masson & Co.; later firm name changed to Masson & Perdue; vice pres. The Ohio Desk & Chair Co.; pres. The Cleveland Fire Insurance Clearing ass’n; Mason, 32nd degree; Knights Templar, Mystic Shrine: member Theta Delta Fraternity, Union, University, Athletic, and Chagrin Valley Hunt Clubs.