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MEN OF NINETEEN-FOURTEEN

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BUILDERS of OUR
NATION

TWENTIETH CENTURY
EDITION

MEN OF 1914

PUBLISHED

ANNUALLY

AN ACCURATE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF PROMINENT MEN IN ALL
WALKS OF LIFE WHO HAVE ACHIEVED SUCCESS IN THEIR
CHOSEN VOCATIONS IN THE VARIOUS CIVIL,
INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL

LINES OF ACTIVITY

BUSINESS MEN, MERCHANTS, MANUFACTURERS, FINAN

CIERS, STATESMEN, LAWYERS, JURISTS,

PHYSICIANS, EDUCATORS

FOUNDERS, MAKERS AND BUILDERS OF OUR

GREAT REPUBLIC
AS MANIFESTED IN AMERICA'S GREAT INSTITUTIONS OF FINANCE
COMMERCE AND TRADE, AND ITS UNPARALLELED PROGRESS IN
EDUCATION. LITERATURE. ART. SCIENCE AND IN THE DEVELOPMENT
OF OUR NATION IN ALL LINES OF HUMAN ENDEAVOR.

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Entered according to Act of Congress

in the Year 1915, by the AMERICAN PUBLISHERS' ASSOCIATION in the Office of the Librarian of Congress

at Washington, D. C.

7/15 CAG

PREFACE

T:

THE HISTORY of the race is but that of the

individual “writ large,” and we do not know the real history of any age or country until we know about its characteristic men. Most of the men described are now active in business and professional careers, but a few sketches have been added of men whose achievements are still fresh in memory.

Universal history, the history of what man has accomplished in this world, is at the bottom the history of the great men who have worked here; and there can be no true criticism of a great American which is not founded upon the knowledge of his work in daily life. Whether it be in the diary of the frontiersman or in the elegant studies of the university.

This work is thoroughly National, covering every part of the United States, and puts in enduring form something of the history of great American merchants, manufacturers, railroad builders and other great men who have played an important part in the country's history.

This most admirable collection of contemporary biography of America's foremost leaders of life and

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