Biography of Warren Hunt
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Hunt, Warren, was born in Middlesex county, Mass., September 26, 1825, of English descent. He was educated in the public schools of Boston, and his first occupation was as clerk in a store. In 1844 he engaged in the flours and feed business and shipping at Belfast, Me. He was in that town eight years, and then engaged in the tanning business at Liberty, Me., having also a tannery at Orford, N. H. He also had a tannery at Owego, N. Y., coming from the latter in 1872 to Ithaca. His tannery having burned, he engaged in the coal business under the firm name of Hunt & Coryell. This firm dissolved in 1877, and Mr. Hunt conducted it alone till 1882, when he sold the business and in 1884 became a member of the Cayuga Lake Transportation Co., of which company he was president. In 1.890 he hought the interests of the other stockholders, retaining the original name of the company. In politics Mr. Hunt has always been an active Republican, and in 1888 was the candidate of his party for mayor.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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