Arthur H. Binder. One of the best known and most successful business men of Lorain County is Arthur H. Binder,
who is president of the First National Bank, of Wellington, and leading druggist. He was born at Meadville, Crawford
County, Pa., Oct. 28, 1878, the son of Charles and Wilhelmina (Smith) Binder.
Charles Binder, retired, is a native of Germany. As a youth he came to the United States and settled at Meadville,
where he became prosperous as a lumber dealer. He now lives at Wellington. Wilhelmina (Smith) Binder was born at
Meadville, Pa., died at Wellington, April 30, 1928. Mr. Binder is a Republican, a member of the Methodist Church
and belongs to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Mr. and Mrs. Binder had only one child, Arthur H., the subject
of this sketch.
The early education of Arthur H. Binder was received in the public schools of Meadville, and after his graduation
from high school in 1894 he entered the employ of Klopfenstein & Bousch, druggists, of Meadville. He subsequently
took up the study of pharmacy and was graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in 1902. He became a
registered pharmacist in the State of Pennsylvania during the same year and spent the following four years as a
druggist at Titusville and East Brady, Pa. In 1906 Mr. Binder came to Wellington and purchased the drug business
of Bert Skaden. From a small beginning in business here Mr. Binder has developed one of the leading drug establishments
in the county, and has an excellent trade. He removed to his present location in February, 1920. Since 1927 Mr.
Binder has been identified with the First National Bank, of Wellington, as a director, and was elected president
of the institution in 1930.
In 1913 Mr. Binder married Miss Sarah Leming, the daughter of George and Henrietta Leming, of St. Louis, Mo. Both
Mr. Binder is a Republican in politics and has served as a member of the city council for five years. He belongs
to the Congregational Church, Kiwanis Club, Ohio State Pharmaceutical Society, and has the following lodge affiliations:
Wellington Lodge, F. & A. M., No. 127; Wellington Chapter, R. A. M., No. 109; Elyria Council, R. & S. M.
M.; Elyria Cornmandery, K. T.; Lake Erie Consistory, 32nd degree, life member; O. E. S., Chapter 103; and White
Shrine of Jerusalem.
History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
North Central Ohio Biographies
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