Biography of Robert Y. Ogg
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OGG, Robert Young, manufacturers' representative; born Dundas, Ont., Can., July 22, 1860; son of Alexander and Elizabeth (Airth) Ogg; public school education; married, June 4, 1888, Susie M. McCarthy, of Detroit. Began active career as a newsboy in Canada; learned printer 's trade and worked in many Canadian and American cities, locating in Detroit, 1879; compositor, and later reporter, on Detroit Tribune, Detroit Journal and Detroit News, secretary Board of Public Works, 5 years, 1899-1904; manufacturers' representative for paving materials, since 1904, representing Metropolitan Paving Brick Co., Canton, O.; Jennison Wright Co., Toledo, creosoted wood block; American Granite Co., Milwaukee, granite blocks; Orleans County Quarry Co., Medina curbing; Barber Asphalt Paving Co., sheet asphalt and asphaltic concrete pavements. Three times elected to State legislature, 1886, 1908, and 1910; member State Senate from 4th District, 1912-14; a leader in securing abolishment of contract labor and corporal punishment in prisons; advanced primary election legislation and better conditions for women and children; active in trade unions, Republican and Masonic affairs; president Trades and Labor Council 2 years and delegate to scores of labor conventions. Member Detroit Board of Commerce. Congregationalist. Mason (32°), Shriner. Recreations: books, travel and life out of doors. Office: 200 Majestic Bldg. Residence: 291 Avery Ave.

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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