Biography of H. I. Fullerton
Franklin County, Ohio Biographies





H. I. Fullerton. - As vice president of the Bancohie Securities Company, H. I. Fullerton is recognized as one of the able and highly successful young business men of Columbus, and is a veteran of the World War. He was born at Greenfield, Ohio, March 28, 1890, the son of H. M. and Carrie I. (Irwin) Fullerton.

H. M. Fullerton is a leading citizen of Greenfield, Ohio, where he was born. He attended Ohio Wesleyan University, and for many years engaged in the mercantile business, and was president of the Fidelity Building & Loan Company. He has been a lifelong Democrat, and served as a member of the Ohio Legislature. He has also held the office of mayor of Greenfield and president of the school board. He holds membership in the Baptist Church, and is affiliated with the Masonic Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Modern Woodmen of America, and Rotary Club His wife is also a native of Greenfield. Their only child was H. I., the subject of this sketch.

H. I. Fullerton attended the public schools of Greenfield and began his college career at the University of Michigan. Later, he attended Ohio Wesleyan University, and received the degree of Ph. B. from Yale University in 1912. Mr. Fullerton began his business career with Proctor & Gamble, Cincinnati, Ohio, and two years later went with the John Manville Company. In 1915 he became associated with the Davies Bertram Investment Company, but the following year he went with the First National Bank as assistant manager of the investment department. In August, 1917, he enlisted for service in the World War and was sent to Fort Benjamin Harrison, where he received the commission of first lieutenant of field artillery. He sailed for France in May, 1918, and participated in a number of important engagements. He was discharged at Camp Sherman, Ohio, in July, 1919, and upon his return to Columbus resumed his former employment with the First National Bank as manager of the bond department. In 1925 the bond departments of the First National Bank and Citizens Trust & Savings Bank were merged, and in January, 1930, the name of the company was changed to the Bancohio Securities Company, of which Mr. Fullerton has since served as vice president.

Mr. Fullerton is affiliated with the Masonic Lodge, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and belongs to the University Club and Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He is one of the city's leading golfers, and takes an active part in the social and civic life of the community. Mr. Fullerton is unmarried.

From:
History of Franklin County, Ohio
By:Opha Moore
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka - Indianapolis 1930


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