Biography of Thomas R. Cutler
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THOMAS R. CUTLER
Thomas R. Cutler, vice president and general manager of the Utah-Idaho Sugar Company and many other important enterprises throughout the inter-mountain country, has been a resident of Salt Lake City for nearly half a century, and during that period has witnessed the marvelous growth of the city from a small town of four thousand souls to the magnificent and wealthy city it is today.

Mr. Cutler was born at Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, June 2, 1844, and is a son of John and Elizabeth Cutler. The elder Cutler was a steel manufacturer. After receiving an ordinary common school education, Thomas, at the age of fifteen, entered the.employ of S. & I. Watts & Bo., a mercantile house of Manchester, England. There he remained until March, 1864, when he severed his connection and, with his family, came to Utah and became a staunch supporter of the Mormon faith. He was one of four brothers, three of whom are still living, and prominent in Utah business circles. The family arrived in Utah in the fall of 1864, and early in 1865 Thomas secured employment with the T. & W. Taylor Mercantile Company, of Lehi, where he remained for several years. He next engaged in the cattle and sheep raising business and made considerable money, with which he organized the People's Cooperative Institution of Lehi, a successful business house which has always paid dividends. He is still president of that progressive institution, and was its manager till 1889, when he became manager of the Utah Sugar Company, whose great success has been due to his unusual business capacity.

In 1899 he organized the Lehi Commercial and Savings Bank, of which he is still a director. He is also a director in the Provo Woolen Mills, the most successful enterprise of its kind in the Western country. He is a director of the Cutler Brothers Company of Salt Lake City, and interested in numerous mining ventures, industrial corporations, financial institutions, etc., too numerous to mention. He is vice president of the Utah National Bank, director of the Consolidated Wagon and Machine Company, which is one of the largest in the world, president of the Continental Life Insurance Company, and director in about a dozen banks throughout the country. Mr. Cutler is a natural financier, a good business man, generous to a fault, kindly and sympathetic. He was married December 23, 1867, and is the father of an interesting family of fifteen; namely, Emerette E., Thomas R. Jr., Edith Laura, Henry, Joseph A., Miranda, Luella, Vera, Louis, Irma, Heber C., John F., Arthur, Ernest, and Marion. The only political offices Mr. Cutler ever held were in Lehi, where he lived for thirty five years, and were of a local nature. Mr. Cutler is a member of the Alta Club and of the Commercial Club, and resides at 2000 South Fifth East Street, Salt Lake City.

From:
Sketches of the Inter-Mountain States
1847 - 1909
Utah Idaho Nevada
Published by: The Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake City, Utah 1909


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