Biography of Samuel Mather
Cuyahoga County, OH Biographies

SAMUEL MATHER, a native son of Cleveland, has played a large part in the business and industrial activities of the Ohio metropolis, and has stood exponent of the fine civic loyalty that has characterized each successive generation of the distinguished New England colonial family of which he is a scion. The Mather family has been also one of prominence and influence in Cleveland for many years.

Samuel Mather was born in Cleveland July 13, 1851, a son of Samuel Livingston Mather and Georgiana Pomeroy (Woolson) Mather. He profited by the advantages of the Cleveland public schools and thereafter attended St. Mark's School at Southborough, Massachusetts. He proved an effective successor of his father in connection with large and important industrial and financial interests in Cleveland, where he became the senior member of the firm of Pickands, Mather & Company, miners of coal and iron ore and manufacturers of pig iron. His prominence was further advanced by his becoming president of .the Hemlock River Mining Company, vice president of the Bank of Commerce, and director of the United States Steel Corporation, and a director of the Lackawanna Steel Company. His interests have included also his connection with more than twentyfive other corporations of important order. Mr. Mather has long been known as one of the liberal and progressive citizens of Cleveland, has served as a member of the executive committee of the National Civic Association, and he held membership with the central committee of the American Red Cross, besides which he has served as a trustee of the Carnegie Peace Foundation.

October 19, 1881, recorded the marriage of Mr. Mather to Miss Flora A. Stone, of Cleveland.

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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