Biography of Isaac P. Lamson
Cuyahoga County, OH Biographies

ISAAC PORTER LAMSON was born in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, September 2, 1832, and for more than forty years he was numbered among the representative figures in manufacturing industry in the City of Cleveland, Ohio, he having been one of the honored and influential citizens of the Ohio metropolis at the time of his death.

Mr. Lamson was reared and educated in his native county, and at the age of eighteen years he entered upon an apprenticeship to the trade of bolt manufacturing. He followed his trade eighteen years and became superintendent of a factory in New England. In 1865 he became associated with his brother and S. W. Sessions in organizing the Lamson & Sessions Company, at Mount Carmel, Connecticut, and in 1869 the plant was removed to Cleveland, Ohio. In 1884 the business was incorporated, with Mr. Sessions as president of the company and Isaac P. Lamson as its superintendent. This corporation developed one of the large and important industrial enterprises of Cleveland, in the manufacturing of bolts and nuts, and Mr. Lamson continued his association with the business until his death.

Mr. Lamson showed earnest stewardship as a citizen and gave liberal support to charitable and benevolent agencies and objects. He served as president of the Jones Home, was a valued member of the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce, was a staunch republican, and he served one term as a member of the city council. He was a delegate to two national conventions of the republican party.

In 1856 Mr. Lamson married Miss Fannie L. Sessions, and she preceded him to eternal rest, her death having occurred in 1908. The one child of this union is Lillian, wife of John G. Jennings.

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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