Ned Miner and His Pioneering Forebears by Edward Miner Lamont
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This biography is the story of Edward G. Miner, a successful businessman, civic leader, and one of Rochester, New York's most prominent citizens. It traces his roots back to the first Miner to reach America in 1629, a founder of Stonington, Connecticut, and later to the small town of Winchester, Illinois. His family lived there during the nineteenth century and was acquainted with Abraham Lincoln from nearby Springfield. In Rochester, Miner became president of the Pfaudler Company, the leading worldwide manufacturer of glass-lined tanks. During the first half of the twentieth century, Rochester benefited from the robust growth of technologically advanced companies whose executives backed the development of numerous community enterprises. Miner served as president of the Rochester Chamber of Commerce, chairman of the board of trustees of the University of Rochester, and in a number of other civic and cultural organizations. Edward Miner Lamont was a banker for twenty-three years with the World Bank and J. P. Morgan & Co. He also worked for the Marshall Plan and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington DC. He is a former chairman of the Children's Aid Society in New York City and the author of The Ambassador from Wall Street: The Story of Thomas W. Lamont, J. P. Morgan's Chief Executive. Mr. Lamont is a grandson of Edward G. Miner. He and his wife, Camille, live in Laurel Hollow, Long Island, New York.

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Published December 15, 2010 by University of Rochester Press. 70 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, Law & Philosophy. Fiction