Biography of Edward C. Shafer


Shafer, Edward C.-The prominence attained by Mr. Edward C. Shafer in Buffalo during the past thirty years is such as to warrant some mention in these pages. He was born at Honesdale, Pa., April 17, 1850. His parents removed to Bradford county when he was quite young and where he remained until 1871, when he removed to Buffalo to accept a position in the dry goods establishment of Barnes & Bancroft, remaining there but a short time when he entered the service of I. S. Garatson as a bookkeeper and continued in that capacity until the business was merged into the Buffalo Hardware Co. in 1876, when he became a partner in the business. The Buffalo School Furniture Co. was organized in 1883 and he was made manager of that concern, and after the incorporation in 1890 he was made treasurer and general manager, which position he now holds. Aside from this he is interested in numerous other enterprises, being president of the Standard Paving Co. which was organized in 1896. In 1889 he was elected city comptroller and after serving one term declined renomination and also npmination for mayor of the city. Industry, economy and thrift did for him what they have done for many others, and he is a prosperous, genial and popular citizen.

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


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