Biography of Harvey D. Reynolds


Reynolds, Harvey D., manager for the Postal Telegraph Company at Buffalo, was born at Olcott, Niagara county, N. Y., January 26. 1850. After obtaining a public school education he learned telegraphy, and was first employed at Lockport, N. Y., in the New York Central depot. His first service with a commercial company was for the Western Union at Medina, N. Y. He filled positions in several other offices, coming to Buffalo in December, 1866, where he worked the first duplex circuit used between New York and Buffalo, and was subsequently promoted to the position of night manager, from which he resigned to go with the Mutual Union Telegraph Company as chief operator and circuit manager. On January 4, 1884, he was appointed manager of the Postal Telegraph and Cable Company at Buffalo, and on February 2, 1891, was promoted to position of superintendent of the Fourth District, Eastern Division, of that company. When Mr. Reynolds assumed control of the company's business in Buffalo they had but one office, employed one operator. and three messenger boys, and under his efficient management it is developed to the following proportions: The Postal Company employing fifty operators, and sixty-five messenger boys, and having eighteen branch offices in the city. Personally Mr. Reynolds is of a very social nature, and enjoys the confidence of the company he represents, as well as the fullest respect of those in his employ.

Our County and its people
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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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