Biography of Marion J. True


True, Marion J., Buffalo, was born in Monroe county, N. Y., in 1846, both his parents being of New England stock. After attending school at Lima, N. Y., he came to Buffalo, in 1866, and took a course at the then famous Bryant & Stratton Business College. On leaving that institution he entered into a partnership with Joseph Kittinger and engaged in the grain commission business on Central wharf. In the fall of 1869 he married Julia Justine Pendill, of Batavia, N. Y., and in the following year located in Cleveland, Ohio, as State manager of a life insurance agency. remaining until the fall of 1879, when he returned to Buffalo. In 1880 be became connected with the firm of Gies & Co., in the lithograph businessand a little later helped to organize that concern into a stock company, of which he was made the secretary. In 1887 he severed his connection with that company, and in 1888, with A. B. Kellogg, invented the rating exchange system of ascertaining and dispensing credits, which has met with great success. In December, 1889, Mr. True and A. B. Kellogg formed a copartnership under the name of the Niagara Publishing Company, the principal business of which is the publishing of the financial journal, "American Investments and Financial Opinions," which has become widely and favorably known throughout the United States and some portions of Europe. Mr. True has been the business manager of the company from the start.

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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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