Biography of Barry S. Bandell
Cambria County, PA Biographies





Barry S. Bandell, who is successfully engaged in the general insurance business, is a well known citizen of Johnstown. He was born in Birmingham, England, and educated at Liverpool. He was identified with a mercantile exporting house in Liverpool, England, for several years until the Boar war, when he went to South Africa and acted as chief clerk to Maj. Gen. A. Fitzroy Hart of the British army. After the war Mr. Bandell remained in South Africa until 1908 and was engaged in the real estate and brokerage business at Johannesburg. He came to the United States in 1908 and located in Pittsburgh, where he served for eight years as a buyer for the Solomon's Department Store. He came to Johnstown in 1919 and was connected with the Nathan Department Store here until 1922, at which time he established his present insurance business. Mr. Bandell represents the following companies: Metropolitan Casualty Company of New York, American Eagle Fire Insurance Company of New York, Globe & Rutgers of New York, Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania, New Brunswick Fire Insurance Company of New Jersey, and the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York. His offices are located at 577 Vine Street.

Mr. Bandell is a member of the following organizations: Johnstown Association of Life Underwriters, Cambria County Insurance Federation, Chamber of Commerce, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Y. M. C. A., Y. M. H. A., B'nai B'rith, and a trustee of the Beth Zion Temple.


From:
History of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
By: John E. Gable
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis, 1926

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