Biography of Benjamin F. Brusster
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BRUSSTAR, Benjamin Franklin, general superintendent Michigan Copper & Brass Co.; born, Birdsboro, Pa., July 10, 1869; son of James Butter and Amanda (Smith) Brusstar; descended from Samuel Brusstar, lieutenant Philadelphia Battalion during the Revolutionary War; educated Birdsboro public schools, Berks County, Pa.; married, July 9, 1890, Mary Russell, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; five children: Leon Mark, Clara Pauline (deceased), James Butter, Virginia, William de Bolia. Learned the copper and brass manufacturing business with firm of Park Brothers, at Pittsburgh; served as assistant superintendent Park Brothers, sheet copper and rod mill, Pittsburgh, 1887-91; superintendent sheet brass and copper mill of Randolph & Clowes, Waterbury, Conn., 1891-98; superintendent brass rolling mills of the Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, Coun., 1898-1911; general superintendent Michigan Copper & Brass Co., Detroit, since Jan. 1, 1911. Formerly member Second Company Governor's Foot Guards, New Haven (this company dates from 1776) and was corporal of Company A; resigned on account of leaving the state. Republican. Episcopalian. Member Detroit Engineering Society, Sons of American Revolution. Member all Masonic bodies. Recreations: automobiling, baseball, boating. Office: Michigan Copper & Brass Co., 1161 W. Jefferson Ave. Residence: 287 W. Grand Boul.

From:
The Book of Detroiters
A Biographical Dictionary
Of Leading Living Men
Of The City of Detroit

Second Edition 1914
Edited By: Albert Nelson Marquis
A. N. Marquis & Company
Chicago 1914.

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