Biography of W. A. Voigt
Lucas County, OH Biographies

W. A. Voigt; president and treasurer of the Toledo Dental Supply Company belongs to that class of men who owe their success to hard work and perseverance and his life has ever been actuated by a spirit of progress that has been productive of substantial results. He is widely and favorably known in this city, in which his life has been passed, and was born December 25; 1883. His parents, William and Emily (Mueller) Voigt, were of European birth and emigrated to the United States, establishing their home in Toledo during the early part of the year 1883. The father was prominently identified with mercantile interests, devoting his attention to the shoe business for many years, and his demise Occurred in this city in 1888. The mother is now a resident of Chicago, Illinois. Six children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Voigt, namely: Mrs. H. Anderson, Mrs. W. Coventry and Mrs. L. Martin, all of whom are living in Chicago; Dr: C. B Voigt, a leadfrig dentist of Lorain, Ohio; E. H. Voigt, who is engaged in the dental supply business at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and W. A. Voigt of this review.

The grammar schools of Toledo afforded W A. Voigt his educational privileges and after laying aside his textbooks he secured a clerical position with the Ransom & Randolph Company, dealers in dental supplies and surgical instruments. He remained with that firm for six years, during which period he gained a practical knowledge of the business, and then took up the study of dentistry in the University of Illinois, but did not engage in practice. Instead he entered the service of the Chicago Dental Supply Company in the capacity of traveling salesman and later represented other houses of a similar' character in that city, being thus employed for sixteen years. His duties frequently brought him to this city, and seeing a good opening for a business of this kind here, he organized the Tledo Dental Supply Company, of which he is now serving as president and treasurer. Since its inception the business has rapidly developed and the trade of the firm covers a wide territory, its representatives visiting all sections of the United States. The firm handles exclusively the products of the Flint Dental Manufacturing Company, Ascher Import Company, Diamond Dental Specialties, Imported H. D. Justi Teeth, Baker & Company, Incorporated, products, and numerous others. Close study and broad practical experience have given Mr. Voigt a specialized knowledge of the dental supply business and he carefully supervises every detail of its management, keeping it not only in line but rather in the lead of the progressive organizations of this nature.

Mr. Voigt is a Lutheran in religious faith., His political support is given to the republican party. He is a blue lodge Mason and his public spirit finds expression in his membership in the Toledo Chamber of Commerce. With a mind commercially comprehensive, quick to perceive and act, he has taken advantage of circumstances and bent them to his will. One of the most important business undertakings in the city stands as a monument to his initiative spirit, his enterprise and his ability and Toledo is proud to claim him as a native son.

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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