Biography of Junius H. Minton
Cuyahoga County, OH Biographies

JUNIUS HARVEY MINTON is one of the firm of Dresser Minton Company, engineers and contractors, who have handled an important volume of general construction and building work in Cleveland and elsewhere. Mr. Minton is a well qualified engineer, having spent several years in railroad work before coming to Cleveland.

He was born in Virginia, of an old family of that historic commonwealth. The Mintons came from England in 1700, and for many generations have been represented chiefly in planting and farming. Junius Harvey Minton was born at Smitbfield, Virginia, December 4, 1885, son of Junius Harvey and Susan (Chapman) Minton. His parents were also natives of Smithfield, and his mother is still living.

Mr. Minton was educated in the grammar and high schools of his native Virginia town, and is a graduate of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, where he completed the course leading up to the degree Batchelor of Science in 1907. Soon after leaving college he entered the service of the Fennsylvania Railroad Company, beginning as a rodman in the engineering department, was promoted to draftsman and eventually was senior assistant engineer. His service was with the Pennsylvania lines from Pittsburgh west. After leaving the Pennsylvania Railroad Mr. Minton was with the United States Steel Corporation in the raw materials department, and in 1920 came to Cleveland, where for one year he was vice president of the C. R. Cummins Company. In 1921 he became associated with Mr. Dresser in the Dresser Minton Company.

While with the Pennsylvania Railway Company he was designer for a number of railway freight and engine terminals. He was in the railroad service during the World war, and consequently his work was regarded as of first essential importance in that capacity, rather than as a soldier in the field. Mr. Minton is a member of the Engineering Society of Western Pennsylvania, of the Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce and the University Club of Pittsburgh.

He married Miss Elizabeth Cadman, daughter of A. W. and Kate (Kennedy) Cadman, of Pittsburgh. They have one daughter, Elizabeth.

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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