Biography of William M. Burgard


Burgard, William M., Buffalo, was born in that city, November 7, 1852, and was educated in the public schools, taking a full course at Bryant & Stratton's Business College. After leaving school he became engaged with his father in the mercantile business. In 1873 a position was offered him by Hammond, Standish & Co., of Detroit, Mich, which he accepted, remaining four years. At the end of this service he returned to Buffalo and accepted a position as assistant cashier in the city treasurer's office. In 1880 he resigned his position to accept another offered him by the Canadian Southern Railroad as clerk in the local freight office at Buffalo. In 1883 he was appointed traveling freight agent for the C. & N. W. Railroad, which position he held until 1888, when he was promoted to his present position, that of general agent of the same road with headquarters in Buffalo.

Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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