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A BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY

OF LEADING LIVING MEN

OF THE CITY OF DETROIT

EDITED BY

ALBERT NELSON MARQUIS

CHICAGO

A. N. MARQUIS & COMPANY

1908

COPYRIGHT, 1908,

BY

ALBERT NELSON MARQUIS.

FOREWORD

The Book of Detroiters is the result of a conscientious effort to collect into a single volume of handy dimensions, condensed, accurate, authentic life-sketches of the men who have attained places of distinctive creditability in the city of Detroit. The aim has been to include all those living men whose worth and work count for most in Detroit today: the leaders and prominent factors in all public movements and important private enterprises; the controlling and influential representatives in business, financial, industrial, religious, educational, literary and other interests of useful and worthy character. In a word, the subjects of this book are the living men whose past endeavors or present activities have contributed most to the progressive achievements and influences of the city.

This volume contains the largest number of sketches of Detroiters that has ever been gathered together, and not only in number but in the business and professional standing of those whose life-statistics are presented, the book may fairly claim precedence. It is intended to be a book of easy reference for the business office and the home library. It furnishes as complete a compendium of personal data in regard to those identified with the best movements and interests of Detroit as it has been possible to procure by patient care, experienced methods and large outlay of money. Worthy names have doubtless been omitted, but such omissions have not been wilfully made by the publishers, and probably every instance of the kind is due to neglect or refusal on the part of the man whose name is missing, to furnish the information requisite for biographical mention. All who were considered eligible were solicited in a respectful way to furnish data. The majority, so requested, responded freely to the request and the thanks of the publishers are hereby extended for their courtesy. A few gave information with evident reluctance and others showed complete indifference and let the request for data go unnoticed.

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