Biography of Truman B. Newberry
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NEWBERRY, Truman Bandy, ex secretary of navy, manufacturer; born, Detroit, Nov. 5, 1864; son of John S. and Helen Parmelee (Handy) Newberry; educated in schools of Detroit; Michigan Military Academy; Charlier Institute, New York city; Dr. Ried's School, Lakeville, Conn.; Yale graduating, Ph.B., 1885 (hon. A.M., 1910); married at Brooklyn, Feb. 7, 1888, Harriet Josephine Barnes; children: Carol (Mrs. Frank W. Brooks, Jr.), Barnes, Phelps. Assiatant secretary af navy, 1905-8; secretary of the navy in cabinet of President Roosevelt, Dec. 1, 1908-Mar. 6, 1909. Director Cleveland Cliffs Iron Co., Detroit Steel Casting Co., Packard Motor Car Co., Union Depot and Station Co., Union Elevator Co. President Grace Hospital. Commissioned in U. S. Navy as lieutenant (junior grade), May, 1898, and served on U. S. S. Yosemite through Spanish American War. Member Institute of Naval Architects. Clubs: Union, University, New York Yacht, St. Anthony (New York), Chicago (Chicago), Yondotega, Detroit, Detroit Country. Office: 1224 Ford Bldg, Detroit. Residence: Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.

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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