Biography of Edgar J. Hotchkiss
Broome County, NY Biographies





EDGAR JAMES HOTCHKISS, a native son of Binghamton, upon completing his education formed an association with his father inlaw, and has so continued until the present time, now being superintendent of the R. Z. Spaulding Baking Company, Incorporated, of Binghamton. He is a son of Clarence F. and Carrie E. Briggs.

Edgar James Hotchkiss was born February 13, 1894 in Binghamton, and there completed public school study and high school graduation. He prepared for college, at the McKenzie School, at Dobbs Ferry, New York, and at the Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, New Jersey. He did not enter college, however, choosing instead a business career, which he began in association with his father in the Stow Manufacturing Company. One year later he became interested in the RusselSpaulding Baking Company, now the R. Z. Spaulding Company, Incorporated, and has since been continuous in the serviec of that corporation. In December, 1918, Mr. Hotchkiss entered the United States army and was sent to Fort Myer, Virginia. He was on duty in Washington, District of Columbia. four months, and at Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland, for ten months, holding the rank of sergeant of the First Class Chemical Warfare Service, United States army. He is a member of Lambda Sigma high school fraternity, member of the Rotary Club, the Binghamton Club, the Binghamton Country Club, a member of the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce, and the First Congregational Church.

Mr. Hotchki.ss married, in Binghamton, Elizabeth Jayne Spaulding, daughter of Renna Z. and Jessie F. (Slatter) Spaulding. Mr. and Mrs. Hotchkiss are the parents of two children: Renna. Spaulding, and Elizabeth Jayne.

From:
Binghamton and Broome County
New York
Editor in chief: William Foote Seward
Libarian for the Binghamton Public Libraey
Lewis Historical Publishing Company
New York and Chicago, 1924


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