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Hammond, William B., was born in Philadelphia, Pa., November 25, 1857. He is a son of Charles E, paymaster of the United States navy, and Elizabeth F. (Buehler) Hammond, of Philadelphia. He was reared in Bethlehem and Harrisburg, and received his education at St. Paul's School at Concord N. H., and Lehigh University, class of 1879. After leaving college he engaged with the general car record department of the Lehigh Valley railroad, and afterwards with the firm of Albert, Lewis, and Co, near White Haven, Pa., in the lumber business. He was a clerk for William Beuhler & Son in the insurance business. In September, 1884 he became partner with Dr. H. B. Buehler, under the firm name of Buehler & Hammond, and continued until February 1, 1886, when he withdrew from the firm and formed a partnership with Edward Bailey, under the firm name of Hammond and Bailey. This firm has been successful, and now has the best class of business in the city. They represent the Pennsylvania Fire, Reliance, Delaware and Spring Garden of Philadelphia, Connecticut of Hartford, Merchants' of Newark, American Central of St. Louis, British America and Western of Toronto, Imperial, Norwich, Union, Northern, Royal, Manchester and Phoenix of England, Queen and Pacific of New York, Mutual Benefit Life of Newark, Hartford Steam Boiler Insurance of Hartford, Conn., Employer's Liability of England, Lloyd's Plate Glass Insurance Company of New York.

Mr. Hammond is a stockholder in the Foundry and Machine Works and the Harrisburg Bridge Company. He is a member of the Harrisburg Club and a member and one of the incorporators of the Inglenook Club.

He is a member of Perseverance Lodge, No. 21, F. & A. M. He is a member of the Art Club of Philadelphia. In politics he is a Republican. He is a subscriber to the Young Men's Christian Association.

He was married, June 7, 1883, to Miss Josephine Porter, daughter of Dr. George W. Porter, of Harrisburg, and granddaughter of Gov. David R. Porter. They have three children: George Porter, Emily Elizabeth and Helen Goodwin. He attends St. Stephen's Protestant Episcopal church and is a member of the vestry of this church.


Historical Review of Dauphin County

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