Back Up Next

CALDER, WILLIAM JAMES, secretary and treasurer of the East Harrisburg Passenger Railroad Company, was born in Harrisburg, Pa., October 1, 1853. He is a son of William and Regina Camilla (Greenawalt) Calder. He received his education in the city schools and in Seilerís Academy. He took the course of study in the Pennsylvania State College, and was graduated from this institution in 1875. He began business as discount clerk in the First National Bank. On the death of his father, which occurred July 19, 1880, he was made one of the executors of his estate. The discharge of this trust, in settling this large estate, claimed his entire attention up to 1886. In this year he became interested in the East Harrisburg Passenger Railroad Company. He was made its first president, and continued in this position till 1889, when he became general manager and treasurer of the company. In 1891 he became secretary and treasurer of the company, the position he now holds. He is a director in the Harrisburg Car Company, First National Bank and the Harrisburg Foundry and Machine Shop. Since his fatherís death Mr. Calder and his brother have continued the transfer and livery business.

He is one of the board of managers of the Harrisburg Hospital, one of the board of trustees of the Home of Friendless, and one of the board of managers of the Childrenís Industrial Home. He is a member of the Grace Methodist Episcopal church, the president of its board of trustees, and has served as superintendent of the infant department of the Sabbath-school.

He is a member of Robert Burns Lodge, F.&A.M., a member of the Harrisburg Club, a member of the Inglenook Club, and its vice president. In politics Mr. Calder is a Republican. He was married at Ilion, N.Y., December 1, 1880, to Jessie, daughter of E. Remington. They have three children, Helen, Ethel and William.



Dorothy Bumbaugh

page 514-15