History Of The "Old High School" 1828-1840
by Charles Wells Chapin

company. Owing to his desire to return to the Hartford & New Haven Railroad he resigned his office upon the Connecticut River road and returned to his old position upon the Hartford & New Haven. During the interval of a change, in 1853 or 1854, he was for a short time in the employ of the late D. L. Harris and A. D. Briggs, the eminent bridge builders.

        He was superintendent of the Morris & Essex Railroad in New Jersey, and resigned the office in 1854 to take charge of the Hudson River Railroad as superintendent under Hon. Edwin D. Morgan, president, where he remained until 1857, having been promoted from the grade of superintendent to that of vice-president, at which time he resigned and went to Chicago as superintendent and vice-president of the Chicago & Milwaukee Railroad, remaining there three years.

        In 1860 he left the Chicago & Milwaukee and accepted the position of vice-president of the Michigan Southern & Northern Indiana Railroad, and remained with the company five years, leaving it while filling the office of president, in 1865, to return to New York as vice-president of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, where he served from July, 1865, until January, 1867. He went to Cleveland, O., in January, 1867, as vice-president of the Cleveland, Painesville & Ashtabula Railroad, under Amasa Stone, Jr., president.

        In July, 1867, he resigned from the Cleveland, Painesville & Ashtabula and again returned to New York, having accepted the office of second vice-president of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway under Hon. William B. Ogden, president. His connection with this company has now continued twenty-two years as follows: Second vice-president from July 22, 1867, to June 30, 1870, vice-president from June 30, 1870, to June 30, 1873, and vice-president, secretary, and treasurer since June 30, 1873, which offices he now holds. In connection with this company he is also the vice-president, treasurer, and assistant secretary of

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