Biography of Horace P. Chamberlain


Chamberlain, Horace P., Buffalo, has had a career that is full of inspiration to young men with a noble ambition to succeed. His education from schools was limited, never having had the benefit of a collegiate training, but in its place he substituted a course of private study and thus gained a knowledge and mental discipline that fitted him ultimately for the responsible position he now occupies. Mr. Chamberlain was born in Buffalo, April 1, 1852. In 1870-72 he moved to the West and was employed on the United States Engineer Corps, surveying the Illinois River. After this service he returned to Buffalo and was engaged as a clerk until 1876, when he accepted a position with the Union Pipe Line Company, which, in 1877, was sold to the Empire Pipe Line Company, which, in return, was almost immediately merged into the United Pipe Line Company. In consequence of the change of ownership Mr. Chamberlain resigned his position and removed to Olean, N. Y., where he resided until December 1, 1879. He then removed to Titusville and engaged in the oil brokerage business until 1887, when he returned to Buffalo to accept the position of assistant general manager of the Standard Oil Company of New York, Atlas Works, becoming general manager in March, 1890. The company has a refinery, tar distillery, paraffine works and acid works. They also manufacture their own tank cars, tank wagons for city and country use, and have all the machinery required in a complete refinery and car shop equipment. In the mechanical department they employ from 150 to 200 men and about 200 in the balance of the works.

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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