Addis, John Wesley, Superintendent Motive Power and Rolling Stock Texas & Pacific Ry. Office Marshall,
Born March 13, 1851, at East Liberty, Pa. Educated in the common schools. Entered railway service 1874 as machinist
apprentice Sioux City & Pacific Ry, since which he has been consecutively machinist, gang foreman, foreman,
general foreman, master mechanic, and April 1893 to date, superintendent motive power and rolling stock Texas &
Addison, C. L., General Superintendent Long Island Rd. Office Long Island City, N. Y.
Born 1867 at Reading, Pa. Graduated from Lehigh University 1888. Entered railway service 1890, since which he has
been consecutively to Sept. 1892, signal engineer Long Island Rd; Sept. 1892, accepted position with Johnson Signal
Co., resigning shortly afterward to reenter service of Long Island Rd; 1897 to 1901, general roadmaster; 1901 to
March 1, 1904, superintendent transportation same road; March 1, 1904, to date, general superintendent same road.
Adsit, Samuel McClellan, General Freight and Passenger Agent St. Joseph & Grand Island Rd. Office
St. Joseph, Mo.
Born May 1, 1863, at Springfield, Otsego County, N. Y. Educated in the publie schools of St. Joseph, Mo. Entered
railway service 1876 as clerk Hannibal & St. Joseph Ed, since which he has been consecutively clerk St. Joseph
& Western Rd, Union Pacific Ry and St. Joseph & Grand Island Rd; contracting agent St. Joseph & Grand
Island Rd; general freight agent St. Joseph & Grand Island division Union Pacific Ry; general agent Union Pacific
Ry, and Jan. 1, 1892, to date, general freight and passenger agent St. Joseph & Grand Island Rd.
Adson, Mart, General Passenger Agent Duluth South Shore & Atlantic Rd. Office Duluth, Minn.
Born Feb. 10, 1872, at Decorab, Ia. Educated in the public schools. Entered railway service 1893, since which he
has been consecutively one year stenographer in city ticket office Duluth South Shore & Atlantic Ry at Duluth,
Minn; 1½ years ticket clerk at Superior, Wis.; ticket clerk at Duluth, Minn.; one year cashier at Duluth;
three years traveling passenger agent; four years to June 15, 1905, general agent at Duluth; June 15, 1905, to
date, general passenger agent-entire service with the Duluth South Shore & Atlantic Ry.
Ady, George, City Passenger and Ticket Agent Union Pacific Rd. Office Denver, Colo.
Born Oct. 20, 1842, in Harrison County, Ohio. Entered railway service Feb. 1868 as clerk in passenger and ticket
departments Missouri Valley Rd at St. Joseph, Mo., since which he has been consecutively May 1869 to Nov. 1, 1878,
chief clerk passenger and ticket departments Kansas City St. Joseph & Council Bluffs Rd; Nov. 1, 1878, to May
1, 1880, passenger accountant, same duties as auditor passenger accounts, Kansas City St. Joseph & Council
Bluffs, Atchison & Nebraska, Kansas City Fort Scott & Gulf and Kansas City Lawrence & Southern Rds
at Kansas City, Mo.; May 1 to Dec. 31, 1880, general ticket agent Denver South Park & Pacific Rd; Jan. 1, 1881,
to Oct. 31, 1887, general agent passenger department Union Pacific Ry; Dec. 1, 1887, to Feb. 1, 1888, Colorado
passenger agent Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Rd; Feb. 1, 1888, to Jan. 1890, general passenger and ticket agent
Denver Texas & Fort Worth Rd; Jan. 1890 to Jan. 15, 1891, general passenger agent Gulf division Union Pacific
System; Jan. 15, 1891, to June 30, 1900, general agent passenger departnient. Union Pacific Ry and its successor,
the Union Pacific Rd, at Denver, Colo.; June 30, 1900, to date, city passenger and ticket agent same road same
Affleck, Edward Tullibardine. Address Toledo, O.
Born Aug. 23, 1843, at Somerton, Belmont County, O. Entered railway service 1861, as clerk in freight office Cleveland
& Pittsburg Ry at Bridgeport. O., since which he has been consecutively 1862 to May 2, 1864, manifest clerk
Baltimore & Ohio Rd at Benwood, W. Va.; April 1, 1865, to 1866, transfer agent Central Ohio Rd at Bellaire,
O., 1875 to 1878, local agent Baltimore & Ohio Rd at Columbus, O.; 1878 to 1882, division freight agent same
road. same place; 1882 to 1884, general freight and passenger agent Cleveland Akron & Columbus Rd; May 1, 1884,
to Jan. 1, 1886, commissioner Middle States Lumber Association at Columbus; Jan. 1, 1886, to June 1, 1896, division
freight agent Baltimore & Ohio Ed; June 1, 1896, to March 1, 1898, western coal and coke agent same road; March
1, 1898, to Aug. 1, 1899, assistant coal and coke agent same road at Columbus, O.; Aug. 1, 1899, to date, president
The E. P. Affleck Coal Co.
Agler, James, General Manager California Northwestern Ry and North Shore Rd. Office San Francisco, Cal.
Born May 3, 1849, at Columbus, O. Entered railway service 1865 as operator Chicago & Northwestern Ry and was
operator and train dispatcher Union Pacific Ry from 1871 to 1872; 1872 to March 1898, with the Southern Pacific
Co., successively as operator, agent, trainmaster and division superintendent at Ogden, Utah; March 1898 to Oct.
2, 1901, superintendent Western division same company at Oakland Pier, Cal.; Oct. 2, 1901, to June 1, 1905, manager
Pacific System same company; June 1905 to date, general manager California Northwestern Ry and North Shore Rd.
Agnew, John Kirkman V., Assistant General Manager Boyne City Gaylord & Alpena Rd. Office Boyne City,
Born May 16, 1851, at Ghent, Belgium. Entered railway service April 29, 1863, as telegraph operator Detroit &
Milwaukee Rd, since which he has been consecutively Dec. 1870 to Nov. 1878, train dispatcher Detroit & Milwaukee,
Detroit Lansing & Lake Michigan, Detroit & Bay City and Michigan Central Rds; Nov. 1878 to May 1881, master
of transportation Detroit & Bay City Rd; May to Sept. 1881, assistant to general superintendent Chicago &
Grand Trunk Ry; Sept. 1881 to July 1883, assistant superintendent Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Rd; July 1883
to Oct. 1884, trainmaster Chicago & Grand Trunk Ry; Oct. 1884 to Jan. 1885, assistant general superintendent
Chicago & West Michigan Rd; Jan. 1885 to Jan. 1, 1900, general superintendent same road; April 1889 to Jan.
1, 1900, also general superintendent Detroit Lansing & Northern and Saginaw Valley & St. Louis Eds; Jan.
1, 1900, to May 1, 1903, superintendent Grand Rapids division Pere Marquette Ed, which was formed by the consolidation
of the Chicago & West Michigan, Detroit Lansing & Northern and Flint & Pere Marquette Rds; June 1,
1904, to date, assistant general manager Boyne City Gaylord & Alpena Rd at Boyne City, Mich.
Aiken, Henry M., Ex-Vice-President and General Manager Knoxville & Bristol Ry. Address Morristown,
Born March 4, 1844, at McConnellsville, O. Educated at Washington College, Pa., and University of Pennsylvania.
Entered railway service in 1876 as president and general manager Rogersville & Jefferson Rd. which position
he held until Oct. 1889; Oct. 1889 to May 1895, out of service; May 1895 to Jan. 1904, vice-president and general
manager Morristown & Cumberland Gap Rd. and its successor, the Knoxville & Bristol Ry.
Airey, Charles T., Assistant General Freight Agent Central of Georgia Ry. Office Savannah, Ga.
Born Aug. 17, 1866. Entered railway service 1882 as clerk to master mechanic East Tennessee Virginia & Georgia
Ry at Selma, Ala., since which he has been consecutively 1885 to 1886, chief clerk to local agent same road at
Macon, Ga.; 18S6 to 1887, chief clerk local agent same road and Louisville & Nashville Rd at Calera, Ala.;
1887 to 1889, ticket agent East Tennessee Virginia & Georgia Ry at Selma, Ala.; 1889 to 1893, engaged in the
cotton business at Sebma; 1893 to 1894, chief clerk to superintendent East Tennessee Virginia & Georgia Ry
at Macon, Ga.; 1894 to 1898, agent Southern Ry at Macon; 1898 to Aug. 1903, general agent Mobile & Ohio Rd
at Atlanta, Ga.; Aug. 1903 to Aug. 1904, general agent New York & Texas Steamship Co. at Atlanta, Ga.; Aug.
1904 to date, assistant general freight agent Central of Georgia Ry.
Aishton, Richard Henry, Assistant General Manager Chicago & Northwestern Ry. Office Chicago, Ill.
Born June 2, 1860, at Evanston, Ill. Educated in the public schools at Evanston. Entered railway service 1878 as
axman in engineering corps Chicago & Northwestern Ry, since which he has been consecutively to June 1, 1895,
rod-. man, levelman, assistant engineer, superintendent bridges and buildings and division engineer same road;
June 1, 1895, to April 1, 1897, assistant superintendent; April 1, 1897, to Nov. 1, 1899, division superintendent;
Nov. 1, 1899, to July 1, 1902, general superintendent; July 1, 1902, to date, assistant general manager same road.
Akers, Matthew L., Superintendent Terminals Cleveland Cincinnati Chicago & St. Louis Ry and Chesapeake
& Ohio Ry. Office Louisville, KY.
Born Sept. 10, 1866, in Floyd County, Indiana. Educated in the public schools of Indiana. Entered railway service
1882 as freight and ticket agent Pittsburg Cincinnati & St. Louis Ry at local station, since which he has been
conseâutively Sept. 30, 1882, to May 19, 1889, freight clerk and local freight cashier at terminal station
and clerk to superintendent same road; May 19, 1889, to Feb. 10, 1890, general manager's secretary Chesapeake &
Ohio Ry; Feb. 10, 1890, to June 1, 1892, chief clerk to superintendent same road; June 1, 1892, to July 1, 1895,
chief clerk to general manager same road; July 1, 1895. to date, superintendent terminals Cleveland Cincinnati
Chicago & St. Louis RY and Chesapeake & Ohio Ry at Louisville, Ky.
Akin, Benjamin H., General Agent Hocking Valley Ry and Weliston & Jackson Belt Ry. Office Wellston,
Born May 7, 1860, at Richmond, Ind. Entered railway service 1876, since which he has been consecutively to 1878,
clerk in local freight office Baltimore & Ohio Rd; 1878 to 1881, chief clerk division freight office same road
at Columbus, O.; 1881 to 1883, traveling freight and passenger agent, Cleveland Akron & Columbus Ry at Columbus;
1883 to 1884, general agent same road at Cleveland, O.; 1884 to 1892, ticket and contracting freight agent same
road at Columbus; 1892 to Nov. 15, 1895, division freight and passenger agent same road same place; Nov. 15, 1895,
to Aug. 15, 1896, general passenger agent Columbus Sandusky & Hocking Ry; Feb. 1, 1896, to Aug. 15, 1896, also
acting general freight agent same road; Aug. 15 to Nov. 15, 1896, special passenger agent Baltimore & Ohio
Rd at Canton, O.; Nov. 15, 1896. to March 1, 1900, percentage clerk Hocking Valley Ry at Columbus; March 1. 1900.
to date. general agent same road and Wellston & Jackson Ry at Wellston, O.
Albee, William C., Division Superintendent Northern Pacific Ry. Office Tacoma, Wash.
Born Dec. 27, 1855, at Madison, Wis. Entered railway service 1873, since which he has been consecutively to 1878,
telegraph operator St. Paul & Pacific Rd (now the Great Northern Ry); 1878 to Feb. 1890, train dispatcher and
chief dispatcher same road; Feb. to Oct. 1890. train dispatcher Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Rd at Marceline,
Mo.; Oct. 1890 to 1893, train dispatcher Northern Pacific Rd at Tacoma. Wash.; 1893 to 1897, chief dispatcher;
1897 to 1901, trainmaster same road; 1901 to 1902, assistant superintendent, and 1902 to date, superintendent Pacific
division same road.
Albin, John H., President Sullivan County Rd. Office Concord, N. H.
Born Oct. 17, 1843. Graduated from Dartmouth College, 1864. Entered railway service 1880 as corporation clerk Sullivan
County Rd. since which he has been consecutively May 31, 1883, to date, director same road; June 29, 1893, to date,
also president same road; Sept. 16, 1891, to date, director Connecticut River Rd; June 15, 1892. to date, director
Vermont Valley Rd; Jan. 1891 to July 1903, director and president Concord Street Ry of Concord, N. H.
Albright, Edward Allen, Assistant to President Lehigh Valley Rd. Office Philadelphia, Pa.
Born Aug. 9, 1864, at Easton, Pa. Entered railway service 1891, as stenographer Lehigh Valley Ed, since which he
has been consecutively secretary to president, assistant secretary, and is now assistant to president same road.
Alden, Ezra Hyde, Secretary and Assistant Treasurer Norfolk & Western Ry. Office Philadelphia, Pa.
Born Jan. 26, 1866, at Bridgewater, Mass. Graduated from Bridgewater high school June 1882. Entered railway service
1891 as chief clerk to secretary Norfolk & Western Rd and has been secretary and assistant treasurer same road,
since March 1, 1905.
Alderman, James Harris, Assistant General Freight and Passenger Agent Weatherford Mineral Wells &
Northwestern Ry. Office Weatherford, Tex.
Born Aug. 2, 1880, in Tarrant County, Texas. Educated in the public schools at Fort Worth, Tex. Entered railway
service June 1897, as office boy in auditor's office Ft. Worth & Denver City Ry. since which he has been consecutively
to Nov. 12, 1902, various positions in auditor's office same road; Nov. 12, 1902. to May 20, 1903, night clerk
in local office same road at Fort Worth, Tex.; June 3, 1903, to April 23, 1904, chief revising and joint account
clerk auditor's office Texas Midland Rd at Terrell, Tex.; April 23, 1904, to date, assistant general freight and
passenger agent Weatherford Mineral Wells & Northwestern Ry.
Alderson, William Charles, Treasurer Lehigh Valley Rd and Lehigh Valley Coal Co.. Office Philadelphia,
Entered railway service March 1870 as assistant purchasing agent Lehigh Valley Rd and in 1881 was also made assistant
treasurer; in 1883, became treasurer and purchasing agent, and in 1892 was made assistant purchasing agent of combined
companies under the lease of the Lehigh Valley to the Philadelphia & Reading; from the termination of the lease
was treasurer and purchasing agent Lehigh Valley Rd until 1898; then until Oct. 1, 1899, purchasing agent only;
Oct. 1, 1899, to date, treasurer same road and allied companies and Lehigh Valley Coal Co.
Alexander, Coke, General Manager Produce Shippers' Despatch. Office Louisville, KY.
Born 1857 at Canton, N. V. Entered railway service 1879, since which he has been consecutively to June 1897, clerk
general auditor's office, clerk general passenger agent's office and district passenger agent Missouri Pacific
Ry at Indianapolis, Ind.; June to Sept. 17, 1897. general agent Louisville Henderson & St. Louis Ry at Evansville,
Ind.; Sept. 17, 1897, to Dec. 1899, contracting freight agent Illinois Central Rd at Evansville; Dec. 1899 to March
1900, agent Blue Ridge Dispatch at Louisville, Ky.; March 1900 to date, general manager Produce Shippers' Despatch
Alexander, Frederic William, Resident Engineer Canadian Pacific Ry. Office Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Born Nov. 22, 1878, at Fredericton Junction, New Brunswick. Entered railway service June 1897, since which be has
been consecutively to May 1898, office boy in chief engineer's office Bangor & Aroostook Rd; May to Oct. 1898,
chainman same road; Oct. 1898 to June 1900, levelman; June 1900 to July 1902, transitman; July to Dec. 31, 1902,
resident engineer on construction same road; Dec. 31, 1902, to May 10, 1903, instrumentman Restigouche & Western
Ry at Campbellton, N. B.; May 14, 1903, to Dec. 5, 1904, transitman Canadian Pacific Ry; Dec. 5, 1904, to date,
resident engineer on maintenance same road at Calgary.
Alfred, Frank Hooker, General Manager Canadian White Company, Limited. Office Montreal, Que.
Born Dec. 24, 1866, at Logan, O. Educated at the University of Michigan and the Ohio State University. Entered
railway service 1887 as rodman on construction Columbus Lima & Milwaukee Ed, since which he has been consecutively
to March 1889, resident engineer same road; March 1889 to 1894, assistant engineer Norfolk & Western Rd in
charge of field work on construction of terminal at Columbus, O.; 1894 to 1896, assistant to chief engineer Hocking
Valley Ry; April 1896 to Oct. 1899, engineer maintenance of way Cleveland Akron & Columbus Rd.; Oct. 1899 to
1900, engineer maintenance of way Wheeling & Lake Erie Rd; 1900 to Oct. 1, 1902, assistant engineer Pere Marquette
Ed; Oct. 1, 1902, to Oct. 1, 1905, chief engineer same road; Oct. 1, 1905, to date, manager Canadian White Company,
Limited, at Montreal.
Allee, Herbert D., Assistant Auditor Chicago Burlington & Quincy Ry, Lines West of Missouri River.
Office Omaha, Neb.
Born March 13, 1859, at Smyrna, Del. Educated at Smyrna Academy. Entered railway service 1836, as stenographer
in the office of the assistant treasurer Burlington & Missouri River Rd In Nebraska, since which he has been
consecutively June 1, 1889, to July 1, 1903, assistant auditor same road; July 1, 1903, to date, assistant auditor
Chicago Burlington & Quincy Ry lines west of Missouri River.
The Biographical Directory of
the Railway Officials of America
Edition of 1906
Edited and compiled by T. Addison Busbey
Associate Editor The Railway Age.