Statistics show that failure or mediocre success awaits the majority of those who enter upon business activities.
The cause of this is found in a lack of persistency of purpose and inadequacy of judgment in the valuation of opportunities
and conditions. Milton Edward Goldrnann, however, seems well qualified in all those things which go to make for
success, as through individual effort he has become one of the prominent cloak manufacturers of the country, being
today the president of the firm of The Cohen, Friedlander & Martin Company. He is a native son of Toledo, born
September 15, 1878, his parents being Edward and Fannie (Gusdorff) Goldmann. The father was a merchant who first
came to Toledo in 1866 and was thereafter closely associated with the commercial interests of the city.
The son, Milton Edward Goldmann, was educated in the Toledo public schools and in the Toledo University and ihitiated
his business career by entering the employ of Cohen, Friedlander & Martin in the capacity of stock clerk in
1897. Gradually he has won advancement until eventually he became a stockholder and officer of the company and
in 1922 was chosen to the presidency. Something of the vast volume of business controlled by the company is indicated
in the fact that they employ four hundred people at the loledo plant and about an equal number in other plants
working exclusively for them in Cleveland and at other points. They manufacture the well known "Redfern"
coats and suits and find a ready sale f or the output, holding to high standards in workmanship and in business
methods, so that their patronage has steadily grown and developed.
Mr. Goldmann is a member of the Masonic fraternity and also belongs to the Progress Club of Toledo and to the Criterion
Club of New York. He enjoys golf, fishing and travel and turns to these for recreation, bringing him relief from
the onerous cares of an extensive business. Throughout his life he has carefully improved his opportunities and
made good use of his advantages and his entire career is an indication of what can he accomplished through individual
effort, intelligently directed.
Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio
BY: John M. Killits, A.M., LL.D.
S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago and Toledo
Lucas County, Ohio Biographies
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