Biography of Ralph Tallman
St. Lawrence County, NY Biographies

Ralph Tallman. - Few men are as prominent in Ogdensburg as Ralph Tallman who is president and treasurer of the Tallman Printing Corporation, 319 Isabella Street. He was born in this city, June 23, 1874, the son of Hamilton M. and Evelyn S. (Church) Tallman.

Hamilton M. Tallman was born at Ogdensburg. He was a graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy and was retired in 1875 with the rank of lieutenant commander. He then practiced law in Ogdensburg, having studied in the offices of McNaughton & Waterman. Mr. Tallman was a charter member and one of the founders of the old Ogdensburg Club. He had served throughout the Civil War and traveled extensively. He died in 1890. His wife was born at Ogdensburg and died Jan. 23, 1926. They were the parents of four children: 1. Ralph, the subject of this sketch. 2. Henry F., lives at Ogdensburg. 3. Hamilton L., lives at Ogdensburg. 4. Mary D., deceased.

After his graduation from Ogdensburg Free Academy, Ralph Tallman was a student at Cornell University for three years. He was then employed for a short time by the city water department and in 1898 became interested in the printing and stationery business. He has been in his present location since 1913 and in that year the business was incorporated with Mr. Tallman as president and treasurer. He is widely known as a commercial printer and also handles office supplies and stationery.

On Oct. 23, 1909, Mr. Tallman married Miss Cora E. Miller, of Ogdensburg, the daughter of Harrison and Theresa (Sessions) Miller. Mr. Miller died in 1911 and his widow lives in this city. Mr. and Mrs. Tallman have no children.

Mr. Tallman is a Republican, a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, and belongs to the Masonic Lodge, Knights of Pythias, and Kiwanis Club. He is commodore of the Chimney Island Boat Club, and holds numerous speed boat records. Mr. Tallman owns one of the islands in the St. Lawrence River about eight miles from Ogdensburg, where they enjoy the summer seasons. He also has a summer camp on the St. Lawrence River, five miles east of Ogdensburg. This camp has been used extensively for race meets and regattas conducted by the Chimney Island Boat Club.


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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