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MUSSER, FRANK B., general superintendent of the Harrisburg Traction Company, was born in Columbia, Lancaster county, Pa., February 19, 1864. He is a son of Andrew J. and Catherine E. (Shenberger) Musser. Andrew J. Musser, his father, was born in Lancaster county, Pa., where he has spent his life. In the early portion of his career he was a merchant; since he retired from this business he has been connected with the Fairview Milling company, of which he is now president. He has served his native town efficiently as president of the town council and in various other capacities. He married Catherine Shenberger, a native of York county. They have two sons: John S., a merchant, residing in Philadelphia, and Frank B.

Frank B. Musser spent his youth in his native town, receiving his primary education in the public schools. He began his business life in the service of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company as telegraph operator, and remained in the employ of the company in various capacities for nine years. After severing his connection with the Reading Railroad Company he entered the service of the Columbia Electric Light Company, serving as superintendent for three years. In March, 1889, he was appointed general superintendent of the East Harrisburg Passenger Railroad Company. By seven years of successful management Mr. Musser has demonstrated his general business ability and peculiar fitness for his position. To him is due much of the comfort and convenience of the citizens in their transit over this road. He is popular and is highly esteemed for his enterprise, his progressive policy and his honorable bearing.

Mr. Musser was married in Columbia, Pa., December 1, 1886, to Susanna R., daughter of William K.and Susanna (Shearer) Nowlen, of Columbia. Mr.Musser is a staunch Republican. He is a member of Perservence Lodge, No. 21, F. and A.M. He and his wife attend the Thirteenth Street Methodist Episcopal church.


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