Biography of Rudolph J. Seidenberg


Seidenberg, Rudolph J., Buffalo, is of German descent, his parents coming to this country in 1855 and were members of the German colony settling in Hoboken, N. J. His father was one of the founders of the cigar industry in Key West, Fla., and it was he who conceived the idea of importing tobacco into the United States and manufacturing all Havana cigars in this country. He is a member of the well known firm of Seidenberg & Co. of New York, one of the largest cigar manufacturers in the United States, employing from 1,500 to 2,000 men. Rudolph Seidenberg was born in Hoboken, N. J., May 5, 1867, and moved to New York city when an infant, where he received his education at Douai and Charlier Institutes, after taking a full course at Packard's Business College. After completing his schooling he entered the cigar manufactory of his father, serving a three years' apprenticeship at the bench and afterward as traveling salesman. In April, 1893, he moved to Buffalo and established an agency for the company, having the agency for the State of New York (outside of New York city) for all of the different brands of cigars manufactured by that firm. Mr. Seidenberg is of a very social nature and enjoys a large and successful business.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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