THOMAS D. MESSLER [Steel Engraved Portrait]

By: Cushing, Thomas

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1 pages; A steel engraved portrait of Thomas Doremus Messler extracted from Cushing's History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Including its Early Settlement... also Portraits of Some of its Prominent Men. Chicago: A. Warner & Co., 1889. The portrait measures 10" by 7" with the image and facsimile autograph centered; protective tissue guard in place. Engraved by A. H. Ritchie. Thomas Doremus Messler (1833-1893) of Pittsburgh, PA was born in New Jersey and initially worked for a family firm Soon he accepted a position with the New York and Erie Railroad Company in the office of the company's auditor. Thus began his stellar career as a railroader, whose specialty was accounting, developing what became known as the "Messler System." By 1876 he was promoted to Vice President of the Pennsylvania Company, as well as serving as comptroller of that company, the Fort Wayne, the Pan Handle, and the Indianapolis & Vincennes. Messler was the vice president and comptroller of the Pennsylvania Company’s Pittsburgh, Cincinnati & Saint Louis Railroad, and the Saint Louis & Pennsylvania Railroad Company. He was also President of the New Brighton and New Castle Railroad Company.

Title: THOMAS D. MESSLER [Steel Engraved Portrait]

Author Name: Cushing, Thomas

Categories: Biography and Autobiography, 19th Century, Americana and American History,

Publisher: Chicago, A. Warner Co.: 1889

Binding: Print

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: 8vo

Seller ID: 35298

Keywords: Pennsylvania History Pittsburgh Thomas Doremus Messler Railroad History Pennsylvania Railroads