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ROBERTS, James W., iron and brass founder, Harrisburg, was born in Harrisburg, December 3, 1858. He is a son of Alexander and the late Charlotte (Geiger) Roberts, who are referred to on another page of this volume. He received his primary education in the public schools of his native city, took a regular course at Lafayette College, Easton, Pa., and was graduated from that institution in the class of 1882. After completing his collegiate course he studied civil engineering. For two and a half years he was in the service of the Pennsylvania Canal Company and subsequently was assistant engineer for about three years. He was also assistant chief clerk in the railway mail service for three years. He was connected with the iron and brass foundry for one year. In January, 1895, he became sole proprietor of his present business. Mr. Roberts is a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. In his political views he is a Democrat. He is unmarried.

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Date of Transcription: 19 Nov 2000

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