Biography of Lt. Howard E. Hart
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Lt. Howard E. Hart, who is secretary and treasurer of the Builders Supply Company, of Mansfield, is a veteran of the World War and one of the popular young business men of the city. He was born at Cleveland, Ohio, Jan. 22, 1896, the son of Louis and Helen (King) Hart

Louis Hart was born at Cleveland, Ohio, and his wife is a native of New York. He was a machinist by trade and came to Mansfield in 1908, where he entered the employ of the Browning Engineering Company as foreman of the erecting department. Later, he became erecting engineer for the same company and was in charge of contracts in Cuba, as well as in the United States. Mr. Hart was also identified at various times with the erecting department of the Aultman-Taylor Machinery Company and the Ohio Brass Company. He died in 1915 and is buried at Mansfield. His widow still lives in this city. Their only child was Howard E., the subject of this sketch.

Howard E Hart obtained his early education in the public schools of Mansfield, from which he was graduated in 1914. He then attended Marietta College and in 1917 enlisted for service in the World War, being sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio, and later to Camp Lee, Virginia, where he was commissioned a second lieutenant. He was then transferred to Company G, 67th Infantry, 9th Division, and stationed at Camp Sheridan, Ala., where he served as a first lieutenant, later being sent to Camp Wheeler, Macon, Ga., where he served with a replacement division. The last few months of his service were spent at Camp Green, N. C., and he was discharged in December, 1918. Lieutenant Hart then entered Washington & Jefferson College. He began his business career at Akron, Ohio, with the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, but after a short time returned to Mansfield with the Schell & Wolfe Company, contractors. In 1921 he became secretary and treasurer of the Builders Supply Company.

Mr Hart is identified with the Republican party in politics, and belongs to the American Legion, McVey Post, No. 16; Venus Lodge, F. & A. M., No. 152; Mansfield Chapter, R. A. M., No. 28; Mansfield Council, R. & S. M. M., No. 94; Mansfield Commandery, K. T., No. 21; Al Koran Temple; Mystic Club; and Mansfield Shrine Club.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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