Biographical Sketch of William L. Blair
Blair, William L.; railroad business; born, Hamilton, O., Dec. 27, 1858; son of William Henry and Angeline Linn Blair; educated, High School, Hamilton, O.; married, Hamilton, O., November, 1908, Ella Brant Elliott; member Troop A, O. N. G., 1886 to 1897; entered the employ Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton R. R., as telegraph operator, in December, 1872; telegraph operator, train dispatcher and clerk until September, 1880; with N. Y., C. & St. L. R. R. Co. September, 1881, to September, 1893; chief clerk and gen. mgr. September, 1893, to March, 1901; supt. Eastern Division, March, 1901, to October, 1905; supt. Telegraph, October, 1905, to October, 1906; supt. Eastern Division, October, 1906, to June, 1912; supt. transportation, June, 1912, to date; asst. to gen. mgr.; member Athletic Club.