Biography of Earl H. Rude
Lucas County, OH Biographies

Earl H. Rude, a native son of Toledo, is well known in business circles of the city as manager of the Chesbrough Dwellings, and although but twenty four years of age, he has already demonstrated his ability successfully to control important interests. He was born November 29, 1898, of the marriage of Gustavus and Emma (Muswick) Rude, also natives of the Buckeye state and residents of this city. The father is an expert mechanic and is employed by the Toledo Machine & Tool Company. Mr. and Mrs. Rude have become the parents of two children: Earl H. and Erna. both of Toledo.

Earl H. Rude acquired his education in parochial and public schools of this city and later became a student at the Metropolitan Business College, from which he was graduated in 1915. He then secured a position with the Toledo Builders Supply Company, working at first in a clerical capacity and afterward winning promotion to the office of branch manager. He remained with that firm for four years and then resigned to become manager of the Chesbrough Dwellings, one of the finest apartment hotels in the city. He is putting forth earnest and effective efforts to promote the success of the undertaking and displays mature judgment, keen sagacity and executive ability in directing the interests under his charge, proving faithful to the trust reposed in him.

In Detroit, on the 10th of June, 1919, Mr. Rude was married to Miss Martha M. Kowalka, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Kowalka, prominent residents of Toledo. In politics Mr. Rude maintains an independent attitude, placing the qualifications of a candidate above all other considerations, and his religious faith is indicated by his membership in the Lutheran Trinity church of this city. Fraternally he is identified with the Masonic order, belonging to the lodge, chapter and council. He possesses keen perception and unusual business sagacity and has ever endeavored to perform his duty according to the best of his ability. He is a young man who has not yet reached the zenith of his powers, but in the development of his talents he has already established himself in an enviable position in business circles of Toledo, and his genuine personal worth has won for him the unqualified respect and esteem of an extensive circle of friends.

Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio
BY: John M. Killits, A.M., LL.D.
S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago and Toledo

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