Biography of Isaac C. Glauber
Cuyahoga County, OH Biographies

ISAAC CHARLES GLAUBER, a director and general manager of the National Woolen Company, one of the important industrial and commercial concerns of Cleveland, was born in this city on the 14th of April, 1870, and has gained secure status as one of the vital and progressive business men of the Ohio metropolis. He is a son of Mark and Rosa (Heller) Glauber, the former a native of Austria and the latter of Germany, their marriage having been solemnized in Cleveland, Ohio, where the death of the father occurred in 1902 and where the venerable mother still maintains her home. Mark Glauber was born in the year 1833, was a young man when he came to the United States and joined one of his older brothers in Cleveland, and for many years he was a successful merchant on the east side of the city, with high standing as a loyal citizen and prosperous business man. His widow was born in the year 1849, and was a young woman when she came to this country and established her residence in Cleveland.

Isaac C. Glauber is indebted to the public schools of Cleveland for his youthful education, and as a boy he gained practical experience by being a bootblack and selling newspapers on the streets of his native city. After leaving school he found employment in a shoe store, and in 1886, when sixteen years of age, he entered the service of F. Muhlhauser & Company, founders of the business now conducted under the corporate title of the National Woolen Company. By faithful and effective service Mr. Glauber won consecutive, advancement with this representative concern, and finally was made superintendent of the manufacturing plant. After the enterprise was taken over by the National Woolen Company, in 1902, incidental to a reorganization that followed financial reverses of the original firm, Mr. Glauber, who acquired a substantial financial interest in the business, continued as superintendent. A few years later he assumed his present responsible office, that of general manager, and he has since had the active executive charge of the mill and the general office of the company. His broad and accurate knowledge of all details of the business had made his administration one of special efficiency and progressiveness, and the concern is one of the largest of its kind in America, and now holds high rank among the industrial and commercial corporations that lend precedence to the Forest City. Mr. Glauber is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Pearl Street Savings & Trust Company, one of the strong and well ordered financial institutions of Cleveland, and the years 1922 and 1923 record him a member of the Board of Directors of the Cleveland Chamber of Industry, in the affairs of which he takes lively interest. He is a director of the National Association of Wool Fibre Manufacturers, National Counsellor to the Chamber of Commerce, U. S. A., holds membership in the National Association of Manufacturers, National Knitted Outerwear Association, and during the period of the nation's participation in the World war he gave most loyal and valued service by serving on the sub war board of fibre manufacturers in connection with the work of the Council of National Defense. He is also a member of the Cleveland Civic League.

In the time honored Masonic fraternity his basic affiliation is with Elsworth Lodge, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, his capitular membership being in Webb Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, and his maximum York Rite affiliation being with Oriental Commandery, Knights Templar. In the Scottish Rite he has received the thirty second degree, in Lake Erie Consistory, and he holds membership also in Aleppo Temple of the Mystic Shrine and the Masonic Club of Cleveland

Mr. Glauber wedded Miss Helen Gertrude Goldowski, who was born and reared in Cleveland, a daughter of John and Anna Goldowski, natives of Germany. Mr. and Mrs. Glauber have three children: Mildred is the wife of J. N. Miller, of New York, and they have one child, Curtis G.; Edwin M., is associated with the National Woolen Company, of which his father is general manager, and married Rosalind Friedman, of Cleveland, and they have one son, I. Warren; and Norman Sheldon, who married Miss Lillian Weisskopf, of Chicago, likewise resides in Cleveland, and is also connected with the National Woolen Company.

A History of Cuyahoga County
and the City of Cleveland
By: William R. Coates
The American Historical Society
Chicago and New York, 1924

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