Biography of Henry Altman


Altman, Henry, Buffalo, the third of four sons of Jacob and Adelheid Altman, was born in Rochester, N. Y., August 12, 1854, and when two years old came with his parents to Buffalo, where he has since resided. He attended the public schools and Buffalo Academy, and was graduated from Cornell University in 1873 with the degree of B. S. and with membership in Alpha Delta Phi. On coming to Buffalo his father, with a brother, Abram, founded the wholesale and retail clothing establishment of Altman & Co., with which Henry and his brothers, Isaac and Julius, were subsequently identified, and from which Henry finally withdrew. He has always been an active Republican, and was appointed by Mayor Bishop as one of the first Board of School Examiners, of which he is now chairman, being reappointed by Mayor Jewett. He has been three times president of the Buffalo Republican League, was for several years a trustee and is a life member of the Buffalo Library, is a 32d degree Mason, and is a member of the Buffalo, University, Saturn, Ellicott and Country Clubs, and the American Protective Tariff League. He is a director and a member of the Executive Committee of the Bell Telephone Company, was chairman of the Press Committee of the National G. A. R. Encampment in Buffalo in 1897, and has been president of the class of 1873 of Cornell University since his graduation. He began the study of law with Hubbell, Hynes & Altman, of which firm he is the junior member. While on a trip to Europe he was married in London, England, July 4, 1887, to Sadie S. Rayner, of Baltimore, Md., and they have two children: Madeline and Henry, jr.

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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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