Biography of Harry B. Lasky
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Harry B. Lasky is treasurer and general manager of the Oswego Netherlands, Inc., and is recognized as one of the most successful and progressive young business men of the North Country. He was born at Troy, N. Y., Oct 12, 1901, the son of Joseph and Celia Lasky.

Joseph Lasky, deceased, was a native of Russia. At the age of 27 years he emigrated to the United States and settled at Troy, N. Y., where he became a prosperous merchant. Before coming to this country Mr. Lasky had served in the Russian army for eight years. He was a Republican, a member of the Jewish faith, and belonged to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Modern Woodmen of America. His widow still resides at Troy. Mr. Lasky died in 1927. To Mr. and Mrs. Lasky were born the following children: 1. Abraham, lives at Brooklyn, N. Y., where he is general manager of the Consolidated Trimming Company of America. He is a World War veteran. 2. Anna Ginsberg, lives at Springfield, Mass. 3. Benjamin, a furrier, lives at Brooklyn, N. Y. He is a veteran of the World War. 4. Charles, identified with the Consolidated Trimming Company of America, Brooklyn, also a World War veteran. 5. Mrs. Samuel Leon, lives at Brooklyn. 6. Harry B., the subject of this sketch. 7. Robert, lives at Troy, N. Y. 8. Mary Muffs, lives in New York City.

Harry B. Lasky was graduated from the public schools of Troy and Troy Business College. He has taken correspondence work at Syracuse University. Mr. Lasky began his business career as a traveling auditor in Troy, N. Y., for the Borden Milk Company, where he was employed from 1917 until 1920. From 1920 to 1925 he was associated with the Netherlands Company of Syracuse, N. Y., and in 1925 came to Oswego as manager of the local business. They are manufacturers of artificial ice and also have a well established dairy and ice cream business with cold storage in connection with the plant. A wide territory is covered by the company in Northern New York and the plant has a daily capacity of 80 tons of ice, and distributes 3,500 quarts of milk. Approximately 80,000 gallons of ice cream are manufactured each season. They are wholesale and retail dealers.

Mr. Lasky organized the Clip-on Corporation in Oswego in March, 1931. Their specialty is the manufacture of paper clips.

On April 27, 1930, Mr. Lasky was united in marriage with Miss Margaret Karsh of Oswego, the daughter of Julius Karsh.

Mr. Lasky is affiliated with the Masonic Lodge and its numerous bodies, and belongs to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Loyal Order of Moose.

From:

The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932


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